ANGLICAN SCRAPE ATTIC
'Anglican Scrape Attic' is the fourth installment in the STORYTELLER saga. A cautionary tale detailing the outlandish chronicles of a team of roving reporters.
STORYTELLER is an electro-acoustic Spoken word collaboration between writer & occasional filmmaker
Bruce McClure and sound artist
This is presented in cassette form in homage to their namesake the nineteen eighties children's magazine and tape series published by
The illustrations were provided by Chris Wright of Turbo Island.
Bjørn Hatleskog's work explores the nature of feedback loops, noise and interference and their application via mechanical automation.
Since 2002 he has been running the Adaadat record label, as well as releasing music on other labels including
Invitro, under the monikers Romvelope and Kema Keur.
He also runs the art space Surgery.Gallery.
Bruce McClure made the lo-fi, zero-budget, indie, psychological black comedy feature film
In 2000 he co-founded electronic music label Seed
with Joshu Doherty and Richard Bevan of
Posthuman, who run the
I Love Acid club nites.
Bruce contributes occasional vocals to Posthuman live shows and albums including the recent
Echo Almaz East on
The Dark Outside.
He also collaborates with Oliver Whyte from experimental sound duo
It is due to be released on Adaadat on September 15th with a launch party taking place at
Servant Jazz Quarters. Storyteller are also touring Japan in October with Agaskodo Teliverek.
"What makes Hatleskog and McClure's version of Storyteller so affecting is the feeling that a small part of your childhood has been meddled with; the format and artwork point strongly to parody, but once the narrative tone is revealed, it's clear that any similarities end there. For the generation who were young enough in the early 80s to experience these tapes first-hand, it's as though the duo have crept out of a wardrobe deep within your memory and recorded over them with grubby hands, depositing these new more disturbing stories in place of those fondly remembered classics."
Spenser Tomson (The Wire)
"This was a real treat. I wonder why more stories don't have some sort of sound collage for atmosphere? Storyteller may just have stumbled across something really special."
Mr Olivetti (Freq)
"So, within these inserted events, we get into the body of the beast. The story! An affair between a plant and a man. An odd topic but interesting enough. All sorts of amusing happenings. I guess this is a preview, a brief exploration into a world most similar and most unknown."
Caffeinate (Yeah I know it Sucks)
"Bruce McClure & Bjorn Hatleskog host a communion with a vegetation deity. Casual observations from the foyer of the Mountain King. An ode to etheric transmissions, electro-acoustic night terrors, suggestive drones & dystopian sea shanties."
Mark Westall (Fad Magazine)
ADA0068 - Cassette (Limited to 100 copies)
Tracklisting : (Click on the titles to play the tracks, you may have to disable your Adblocker plugin)
Side 1 :
01. anglican scrape attic
02. the new skin
03. march of the slug
Side 2 :
01. kitty player
02. uniform awakening
03. hall of cackling mirrors
Original Story Written and Read by Bruce McClure
Sound and Design by Bjørn Hatleskog
Illustration by Chris Wright
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