Stuart Chalmers / Acid Wave Head Rush
Third Kind Records 2018
Mirror cassette housed in a handmade mosaic glass coated norelco case with square windows and ‘o strip’. 51 copies.
Master cassette manipulator Stuart Chalmers returns with his first release of 2018 after a prolific output last year. AWHR displays a highly focused set of linear sonic textures from Chalmers, continuing where his ‘Loop Phantasy no.4’ album on Chocolate Monk left off. Although made with his usual setup of tapes, pedals and analogue four-track, these are far less figurative compositions than before, showing no trace of any original source material. They are evolving, organic and glassy snapshots that remind one of Autechre’s ‘Confield’ just as much as any minimalist classical tape experiments.