A very interesting release from 2010, by the new welsh duo The Compass Rose. A piece of sound art, based heavily on various samples of Jack Gillbert’s poetry about dystopian adventures, David Bowie’s Awful Carpet and whole wheat.
Side A starts with Concrete Company starts out with sweeping melody with Jack Gilbert talking about various things including David Bowie. It’s a calm and soft track and a great start to the album.
Ghost of Industries on the other hand is much more industrial with slow, vibrating drums, as Jack(?) talks about the world after a global catastrophe when the people struggle to survive. It has a Fallout atmosphere about it and is felt throughout the album.
Side B is more abstract and interesting sound wise and still has the poetry of Jack Gillbert.
It’s a short and sweet tape, calm yet interesting which even the most inexperienced listener to avant-garde music can enjoy!
Love the sound of the voice!
1. Concrete Company
2. Ghost of Industries
1. The Plough Horse
2. Portable Bus
3. Rust Painting