Saturday, 16 August 2014

DEMOLITION TAPE NO.8













































































Images from the performance of DEMOLITION TAPE NO.8, the latest episode in Paul Carr’s THE FIFTH RUNWAY UK RADIO TOUR, in collaboration with Jenna Collins, as part of An Independent Voice, Modern Art Oxford.

Featuring the voices of Dean Allum, Sarah Burman, Paul Carr, Tanya Kirk and Chris Scobie. 
Additional music: Dean Allum and Eddie Farrell.

Video extract: https://vimeo.com/148346826

Saturday, 2 August 2014

DEMOLITION TAPE NO.8
















DEMOLITION TAPE NO.8 is the latest episode in Paul Carr’s THE FIFTH RUNWAY UK RADIO TOUR and will be performed LIVE at midday, Saturday 16th August in collaboration with Jenna Collins, as part of The Independent Voice, Modern Art Oxford.

Featuring the voices of Dean Allum, Sarah Burman, Paul Carr, Tanya Kirk and Chris Scobie. 
Additional music: Dean Allum and Eddie Farrell.

Event INFO:
http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/an-independent-voice/about/


Thank you to The Fifth Runway sponsors so far: NTS Radio, Sound Art Radio, V22/Radeq Summer Club Radio, or-bits.com, Basic FM, In The Dark, The Sound Art Show (BCB 106.6FM) and Camden Arts Centre.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Icarus Ascending

Thomas Shubsole review of The History of Aviation below, or follow the link to The Sound Projector. Thank you, Thomas!


Icarus Ascending


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Paul Carr
The History Of Aviation
UK BUILD MUSIC BM001 CASSETTE (2012)

Walking through the Art School Canteen, nodding to Godley and Creme, Wire had also been around, but had caught Brian’s Ferry rather than the plane. The plain and mundane get a look in in the shape of Currys, presumably appliances rather than Anglo-dubbed Indian food. No Tikka Masala, then. But there is some sort of ode to ‘reversible jackets’. The artist apparently does not like them. To be honest the reviewer is not sure he is totally into songs about preferences regarding them.

Name drops include the artists Bruce McLean (I had to Google, but there’s a Slade connection – University rather than Holder or Reeves and Mortimer) and Ian Breakwell. This should suggest a certain angle and context which – assuming sympathy to such suggestions – could influence engagement with this short tape. Musically very low rent keyboard and close-mic’d clutter-loop, with mumbled vocals and an overall hesitant rattle and vaguely spindly nature, an introspective pencil and a shoe-box idly trying to imagine sketches of This Heat by someone who’d only ever heard descriptions of them. Fits into some sort of English tradition of tentative uncertainty. (Perhaps).

Like the light switch in somebody else’s bedroom, it’s plastic and there. Aha, but the sky is outside! I find that’s good to remember whatever the circumstances, anyway. But then again, it’s also through the window. Unless the curtains are drawn. Hmm.

There is a website, and hints of more sprawling, perhaps ambitious, projects such as radio plays should you be drawn (you see?) to investigate further.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Non-Stardom Soul Bellow

Thank you to Lee Adcock for The Soul Bellows review this month!

Paul Carr - Acoustic mangler, abstract novelist, spoken word artist, and champion of the English pub tradition .. here's a full LP's worth of woozy string curiosities and narratives, Lee Adcock, Soundscape Memoirs Recommendation, 6th March 2014

Please follow the link below for the full review:
http://soundscapememoirs.weebly.com/paul-carr--gretchen-lyme--mowbird--girl-band.html

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Soundscape Broadcast #10


It's Shyte from The Soul Bellows CD-R was included in Lee Adcock's Soundscape Broadcast #10.

Friday, 24 January 2014

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