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a.r.c. soundtracks - dereliction//mirror (cd)


ARTIST // a.r.c. soundtracks
LABEL // gizeh records (uk)
CAT // gzh067cd


A.R.C. Soundtracks is the audio/visual project of K. Craig and David Armes. Dereliction//Mirror is the duo's third release, following on from their debut album Archive - Volume One (2014) and a cassette release for Sacred Tapes, From A Shattered Beam (2016). Dereliction//Mirror was created on-residency at Salford's Islington Mill, home to GNOD, Sacred Tapes, and many other noise/experimental musicians and labels. It is an audio/visual piece that uses the semi-derelict attic spaces as both inspiration and source material. Focusing on the notion of ruins and their potential for reappropriation, Dereliction//Mirror combines a dense, multi-layered sound-world with ritualistic visuals to create an immersive, hypnotic work. This new film and soundtrack takes the listener into a bleak auditory realm of post-industrial structures and traces the role of the body within these liminal spaces; Strained harmonics and industrial, discordance mesh with veiled rhythms and spoken-word narrative to create a heavy, static energy to both sound and visuals. Dereliction//Mirror is the sixth instalment of Gizeh's Dark Peak series. Artwork by SmilingPaperGhosts. Hand screen-printed sleeves; Edition of 175 (numbered).