Sam Slater - I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal
Sam Slater - I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal

Sam Slater - I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal

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A really stunning album and an utterly beautiful Dinked Edition.

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New LP from Sam Slater (Grammy and Oscar winning score producer of Chernobyl / Joker soundtracks amongst many others), featuring Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Dunscombe, Yair Glotman and Hilary Jeffrey.

+ “Galaxy" Splatter Colour Vinyl *
+ Hot Foil Printed Outer Sleeve *
+ Spot Varnish Text Detail *
+ Full Colour Inner
+ Hand-Signed Postcard *
+ Limited To 500 Copies *

* Dinked Edition EXCLUSIVE

The record was made just before the pandemic started, working closely with the distinct feed-backing Dorophone sounds of Hildur Guðnadóttir, Yair Glotman’s thunderous double-bass, James Ginzburg’s devotion to precise form and muting my reverb stems, the microtonal brass and woodwinds of Hilary Jeffrey and Sam Dunscombe and the infinite intimacy of Icelandic singer-songwriter JFDR. From Berlin, I would flag sounds I loved; some twitching strings, the stolen alto voice from an abandoned English chorale, some words from a climate scientist fleshed into a poem. These email attachments struck up a sort of sonic pen-pal program, with each person sending a sound, some words, some creative parameters and responding in turn. It became an exercise in receptivity, in which openness itself became a creative voice, hushing my tendency to micromanage every detail. These interactions were pulled together in late 2019 into a single piece written for two sides of a single 12” vinyl; one side describing collapse (Darn!) and the other, recovery (Kintsugi). Influenced by the 70s concept prog records of my childhood, the album loops without ending, so you were never really allowed to rest in safety, or wallow in the mess for too long.
Artist: Sam Slater
Label: Bedroom Community
Catalogue: HVALUR41PLX
Barcode: 5051142009623
Format: Dinked LP or CD
Release Date: 10th June 2022
                               

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