Pre-order of Magic & Machines. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
So pleased to add Vanishing Twin into our ongoing documentation of music coming from our neighbourhoods.
Our friend and Vanishing Twin member Valentina Magaletti ( TOMAGA, Raime ) reached out to us a few months back with the proposal of doing something together, She sent us new recordings from Vanishing Twin, an outfit she has had active duty in from it's inception and we agreed straight away to catalogue this recording through our Blank Tapes series.
Magic & Machines was recorded in one long, quiet take, late at night in a mill in Sudbury. 32 minutes of ghostly library-like music, it’s a movieless soundtrack to their own aimless and intuitive finger wanderings, an indulgent lullaby about the kind of mysterious play that happens between you and your instrument, summed up in the single vocal reprise ‘strange feedback between magic and machines’.
Since forming in 2015, Vanishing Twin have always blended pop songs and improvised otherness. This cassette is a window into the latter – into a practice of deep listening and telepathic reciprocation that they’re continually trying to develop.
releases May 27, 2018
Vanishing Twin is Phil MFU, Valentina Magaletti, Elliott Arndt, Susumu Mukai and Cathy Lucas.