Demdike Stare, the Lancastrian duo of Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, have a new mix CD out this week entitled Industrial Desert.
The follow-up to the duo’s acclaimed Osmosis disc from earlier this year, it clocks in at 60 minutes and its tracklist is under wraps, though the sales notes tell us to expect “arcane folk fed through proto-techno wormholes, to exalted krautrock and the richest jazz, all infected with deep vein drone throbs and spores of mossy ambience”. More info here.
To whet your appetite for their upcoming live performance at the Unsound festival in Krakow, Demdike have also put together a free podcast featuring music from the likes of LA Vampires vs Zola Jesus, Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese, The Caretaker and mysterious drone-techno outfit Suum Cuique. It perfectly embodies the festival’s 2010 theme, “horror – the pleasure of fear and unease”. Stream or download:
Unsound podcast tracklist:
bbc radiophonic workshop – horror sequence 3
suum cuique – entropy
demdike stare – untitled concrete 1
the caretaker – deleted scenes
demdike stare – Untitled Concrete 2
edgar froese – epsilon in malaysian pale
clifford jordan quartet – john coltrane (loop)
la vampires vs zola jesus – searching
demons – untitled lathe
demdike stare – east india trading co
jazzfinger – orange sauce
suum cuique – even in death (loop)