Shape Memory is the result of the collaboration between Portland-based composer and sound artist Marcus Fischer and Slowdive’s drummer Simon Scott. It is out now via 12k.
In advance of their meet up, the pair shared sounds and recordings and then dubbed them on to cassette tape loops. Field recordings, processed acoustic sounds and synthesizer found their way to these tapes. In person, once they had a system of looping tapes playing back, they layered additional live elements: a bed of cymbals and scattered percussion, contact mic’d objects, live sampling, guitar and modular synths.
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