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Chefkirk, Hal McGee, & Ironing

by Chefkirk, Hal McGee, & Ironing

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[hymn 37]

Recorded May 12, 2010 in person at Hal McGee's apartment in Gainesville, Florida after Hal & Chefkirk recorded the "Nimbus" album: halmcgee.bandcamp.com/album/nimbus

Chefkirk: No-input Mixer, Sampler, Effects
Hal McGee: No-input Mixer, Effects, Contact Mic
Ironing: Turntable, Vinyl

Mastered August 2018 by Mike Colby.

Photography & Layout by Andrew Chadwick.

This is hymn 37, released on professionally duplicated CDr.

From Vital Weekly 1203:

"Perhaps an apocryphal story, but someone once said that Chefkirk would stop sending stuff to Vital Weekly if we started to write positively about his music. True or not, it has been a while since I last heard his music and now he returns with a collaborative recording from 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. Joining him on stage was Hal McGee on a no-input mixer, contact mic, effects and Ironing on turntable and vinyl. Chefkirk also used a no-input mixer, sampler and effects. From Ironing I also didn't hear much in a long time, and Hal McGee is hardly ever featured in this pages but has been around for ages in the world of cassette labels. I expected the full-on, brutal noise onslaught that I know Chefkirk can put on, but that is not what is happening here. That said, it is not a very quiet release either. There is both a fine delicate and brutal approach to the sounds they have at their disposal and they move cleverly back and forth the obvious acoustic treatment of objects (turntable, vinyl, contact microphone and perhaps sampled versions thereof) in a battle against (or perhaps side by side?) the uncontrolled lashes of feedback that sparkle around, the hiss of amplification before bursting into feedback and the two pieces (thirty-two minutes) is a direct assault on the senses. Somewhere in the second piece, there is a sudden outburst voice and music, turntable galore going out of hand. The acoustic sounds are very dry, which makes that have the impression of being right on top of it all and we are sitting front row. This is a very good release! The consequences of that statement? Time will tell. (FdW)"


released October 15, 2019




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