Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stuart Chalmers - The Heart of Wilderness & The Heart of Solitude tapes

Stuart Chalmers is a British self-described sound scavenger of junk cassettes. His very prolific output includes collaborations with Sindre Bjerga, Posset and Neil Campbell. While he mainly utilizes tapes and found sounds, on these two related tapes he has composed some of the best things ever recorded, mostly with swarmandal, a string instrument used in Indian classical music. Two masterpieces of desolate beauty which would be best described as Stephan Micus gone industrial. Check Stuart's bandcamp for more of his releases.

The Heart of Wilderness tape

2016 tape on Was Ist Das?


The Heart of Solitude tape


2016 tape on Constellation Tatsu.

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  1. These are both exquisite. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!