Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 15

KSV 220 Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Pitchforks Rumple

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.


"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."

Fisk, Acton Slime, Summer Supplement 2012


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