PitcherPlant (The Operation Remixed)

by The Operation

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  • In 2010 David John Smith and Ian McArthur (aiffhead) revisited material recorded in the early 1980's as The Operation. PitcherPlant is the result of this collaboration.

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PitcherPlant is harrowing. A dark world where children are rendered frightening, dogs growl, a mournful cornet wails in the distance, eno-fied distorted punk noise on the track Punk Band while a psychotic operatic atmosphere commands the echo-laden On the Inside. You'll sense the mark of 23 Skidoo, Psychic TV, Tuxedomoon, Clock DVA, SPK et al but this is no trip down some industrial memory lane - the tracks have components that date from that era of artpop dissonance remixed into a bricolage of pungent sticky noise.

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released October 24, 2010

David John Smith> bass, electronics, guitar, loops, vocals
Ian McArthur> production, loops, sampling, vocals
Greg Shearman> Cornet, electronics
Design> Ian McArthur

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Working since the early 1980’s utilising a resolutely lo-fi approach to all things ‘musiq’, McArthur's recent sonic palette utilises granular and generative synthesis, mobile technologies, open source platforms and protocols including PureData (PD) and OpenSoundControl (OSC) drawing on punk's DIY aesthetic and a healthy appreciation of noize. ... more

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