A Cog In A Broken Machine

I am pleased to announce that my long term nemesis and occassional techno and sushi partner The Village Orchestra is launching a new label.

Here’s the website chatter

Broken20 is a new label from ruaridhTVO, with assistance from production unit and erstlaub

Broken20 will release all sorts of music. Rather than be genre-tied, we will be releasing music rooted in a particular aesthetic – releases concerned with decay, erosion, entropy, mistakes and errors, line noise and tape hiss, hum and buzz.

We‚Äôll primarily be a digital download label, although there will be forays into highly limited cd- and dvd-r variants of our releases. We hope to eventually release some vinyl editions.”

I’ve already put together a little selection which will appear imminently as a podcast which takes in fizzy electronics, gloomy post-rock, bleeps, the occasional rumble and some other junk that represents the sort of noise that takes place in my head on a daily basis. Also coming very soon will be my album “The Long Road” which was originally a self released CDR back sometimes around, um, 2005 or 6 maybe which was so limited in edition that I’m not even sure I have my own copy anymore. It’ll be coming up on the BrokenZero section of the site for free. I’ll probably post up when they are both avaialble.

In the meantime, you can keep up with the label’s general wackness of chat via its twitter feed.

From me in the relative future then, lookout for:

  • Podcast/The Long Road on Broken20
  • Sleepwalking into the Underworld on HPLL (the delay of which is entirely my own fault)
  • Featured bits appearing within Malin III by Alastair cook (which he’s performing over the coming months, check his site for details).
  • A very special (read utterly random and improvised) live Broken20 team-up between me and TVO (diaries permitting) playing in a glasshouse (no stonethrowing please) in September (details still tbc).
  • A brand new Erstlaub album for Broken20
  • A live collaboration in November with Alastair Cook at the CCA for Cryptic Nights

I’ll see you in the morgue I guess, mine’s a rum and coke.


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