'Way too Much Time' is a new 12" record from Lancashire born London-based sound artist and experimenter Graham Dunning. The tracks contained are live recordings all generated via his Mechanical Techno Machine. A highly modified and elaborate turntable setup, which he has been refining now for a number of years. The cover image for 'Way too Much Time' is a collage of cutup second hand record sleeves created by Dunning himself. The record is due for release on Adaadat on the 27th of April.

Dunning's music has been released on numerous record labels including; Seagrave, Entr'acte, Arell, Black Plume Editions, Bum Tapes, Earshots, Sound Holes, Raw Tonk in addition to his own imprint Fractal Meat Cuts. Dunning is also a prolific improviser collaborating with the likes of Colin Webster, Sam Underwood, (The three of them comprising DunningWebsterUnderwood), Ingrid Plum, Leslie Deere, Embla Quickbeam, Bobby Barry and Stuart Chalmers. Dunning has also previously performed in the drone-improv collective AAS. He also played drums with Manchester-based noise duo Blood Moon and experimental pop/kraut group Now.

Dunning has performed Mechanical Techno sets for the Boiler Room as well as at festivals like; Supernormal, ReRooted, Algomech and Mutek. A video demonstrating his Mechanical Techno setup on YouTube went viral, attracting over 2 million views. He also hosts a regular experimental music radio show on NTS called Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone.

"Dunning's practice is rooted firmly in the material heft of platter, cartridge and vinyl disc. That the London based artist arrived here from a background in neither traditional club-orientated music nor art school avant garde turntabalism but the rough and tumble of Manchester's improvised noise rock scene either makes the originality of his approach all the more extraordinary - or goes a little way to explaining it."
Robert Barry (The Wire)

"Perhaps his most well-known is the Mechanical Techno Project, which uses turntables as the basis for towering contraptions that make techno music ... They spin multiple records on the same axis and use nuts and bolts to trigger external effects, elevated planes to create rhythmic patterns and metal-plated locked grooves produce unpredictable noise. The setups are clumsy, inaccurate and prone to error. In other words, they're not computer perfect. And that's entirely the point."
Michael Aniser (Electronic Beats)

"Piece by piece, he crafts machines made out of records, modified tone arms, dangled contact mics, slinky-springs, pedal FX and other objects, using the rotary motion of the turntable (along with additional motors) to bring the constructions to life. The end product is a dance music of mechanical chain reaction, electronic pulse, gravity aided impact. An emulation of club music, albeit with digital quantising swapped out with the slips and falters of human calibration." Jack Chutter (Attn Magazine)

"Dunning makes use of two key things. Firstly, the inherent synchronization between like-sized circles turning at the same speed is the refreshingly simple to grasp concept at the core of the entire machine. Secondly, the way techno music itself works instantly lends itself to the system." Tristan Bath (The Quietus)

Graham Dunning

ADA0053 - 12" Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies)

Tracklisting : (Click on the titles to play the tracks)

Side 1 :

01. full red stack
02. protest dub

Side 2 :

01. way too much time
02. escaped clanking replicator

Links :

Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone

Adaadat Online Store