Concrete Antenna is a 12” LP vinyl set of music, art prints, essays and tide table created by Tommy Perman, Simon Kirby and Rob St. John, inspired by their sound installation in the new landmark tower at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Using sparse piano, site-specific field recordings and archive sound samples, alongside a number of production techniques derived from the architecture of the tower itself, the trio have produced an album which skirts modern classical composition, warm organic drones and flickering minimal electronica.
The Concrete Antenna LP will be released in a 12″ vinyl + print set and digital download in December 2015 through Random Spectacular, the publishing imprint of design collective St. Jude’s.
Download the Concrete Antenna LP (mp3 zip 52MB)
Pre-order link: randomspectacular.co.uk
Format: 12″ LP with art prints, essays and tide table + download
Release date: October 2015 (download) | December 2015 (12″ + print set)
Label: Random Spectacular
Catalogue number: RS003
Price: £25 (12″ LP set) £7.99 (download)
Press release PDF: download
Sleeve notes + essays
The pieces, written by Rob, Tommy and Simon, cover the installation, approaches to recording, manipulating and producing sound, and sonic and visual responses to the local environment in the project.
Please feel free to share and embed the following videos. The first is a short documentary about the project, the second is ‘Church Bells’, the first track to be taken from the LP, and the third is ‘Branch Line’, shot on Super 8 film treated with cement and moss for a month.
Stream the LP
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You can download a set of high resolution images of the vinyl, print and essay package here.
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Above: Concrete Antenna 12″ LP + print set packaging (more images at this link)
Above: (L-R) Simon Kirby, Rob St John, Tommy Perman outside the tower at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop