Burnett / Courtis / Duff / Robertson / Smith - "Welcome Hurricane Gertrude' cassette.

by Duff & Robertson

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"Months before this mighty Brexit mess, an seaward storm threatened to rip Scotland asunder from the British Isles. By a stroke of luck, it also uplifted and dropped the Argentinian sound shaper Anla Courtis (Reynols) straight into Edinburgh where like a modern day Dorothy he crashed into the Oz-like studio of Grant Smith (Muscletusk). Strange times indeed. Waddaya do when a hurricane drops in? Grab the microphones, call up the crew, hit the button and buckle up. Joined by Fraser Burnett (Fordell Research Unit), Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson (Usurper), this is a case of a lotta hands make delicate work. Two sides with field recordings, employing sounds of the aforementioned ‘Hurricane’ Gertrude (winds, storm) and a even a dishwasher rinse cycle. There’s also the gentle thrum of man-made interventions, spirit voices, glooped out improvisation and squalled moments inside the eye of the storm – all schemed out over a vegetarian buffet at Kalpna’s curry restaurant. This music is a beautiful meditation on the elements, a refraction of light, air and water all at once." - LF Records.

Limited edition cassette released by LF Records of Bristol.

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released April 29, 2017

All noises made & recorded by Fraser Burnett, Anla Courtis, Malcy Duff, Ali Robertson and Grant Smith at the Milroy/Smith abode, Edinburgh in 2016.
Mastered by Grant Smith.
Sleeve by Greg Godwin.

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Duff & Robertson Edinburgh, UK

Largely unpopular work by The Brothers Usurper: Malcy Duff & Ali Robertson.

"I'm not laughing at him. I'm laughing with him. No, I'm not laughing at him. I'm laughing with him."

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