Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 15
KSV 220 Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Pitchforks Rumple
"Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock's second collaborative recording, the appropriately limned Pitchforks Rumple, transports articulation into ghostly antiquarianism. Pastoral allusion remains an alienated presence, but their cultivation of contradictions reduces the authentic to a more fictive meaninglessness. The title has resonance. Spurlock's manifestations of inchoate disenchantment frame Smith's comdemnations of literary tourism and the existential exotics who frequent his oft-livid ire. 'Recognition,' as he reminds us, '(is) naught but hallowed footprint.' In poaching the implicit, the duo canonize a more homely absorption. Cut-up the words 'bravo, bravissimo' and you'll find the name 'Boris Abramov' stitched into the eyelets. Dead authors are forever complaining about notoriety."
Composed and performed live by TS and PS.
Patrick Spurlock: devices, instrument, treatments.
Tom Smith: voice, text, electronics
01 Performance (26:06)
02 Version (21:14)
Recorded by Karl at The Laboratory,
Gainesville, Florida, on December 30-31, 2011.
Version edited by Paranoid Leather.
Mixed and produced by Karl Jan-Mar 2012
at KSV HQ, Hannover.
Mastered by Linda, Viola and Uwe
at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.
Sleeve by Arabella at Styron, Gainesville.
Andrew, the CP, Steve, Tom and Tanja,
Babs, and Pamela (in absentia),
and everyone at the lab.
Fisk, Acton Slime, Summer Supplement 2012