17 Years In Ektachrome
(Hand-Held Recordings - HH004) CD $14.00
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project’s soft, fluorocarbon textures are perfect backdrops for mellifluous overlays of travelogue-style field recordings. The album has a distinctly archaeological perspective, utilizing what seem to be decayed quarter-inch analogue tapes that were processed and looped many years ago. The resulting layers of found sources and environmental recordings have been fragmented, slightly decomposed, and pulled away from their original contexts. 17 Years is the perfect soundtrack for vast open plains, abandoned industrial complexes, and forgotten small towns washed in the shadows of a bygone age. The group regularly contributes to Zoviet France’s widely subscribed Duck in a Tree weekly podcast of all things electronic and/or analogue,
(Alt.Vinyl - AV052) CD $36.00
This extended collaboration from the industrial northeast England and the spiritually neglected wastelands of Illinois delivers a mesmeric hybrid of two groups’ shared fascination with the residual, both real and metaphorical. Mirroring the alchemical, organic processes of decomposition, this album of exploratory call and response is a heaving, acousmatic mass of blurred found sound and breathing tape loops. The CD re-release replicates the original 2xLP packaging (Alt.Vinyl 2014) with individually weathered, rusted, etched sheets of steel. Heavy and messy.
Get the fourth component from the project, only available as a free download from SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/zoviet-france/zovietfrance-and-fossil-aerosol-mining-project-by-north-tundar-influence
(Afterdays Media - ADM019) CD $15.75
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project’s first studio experimentation dating back to the mid-1980s employed found sounds, such as fragments of open reel quarter-inch tape and 35mm film recovered from burnt out warehouses and abandoned drive-in theaters. The earliest work involved tape loops and analog signal processes, which were gradually replaced by digital delay treatments and multi-track manipulation. They continue to work primarily with found audio artifacts and field recordings, and signal processing equipment remains the principal form of instrumentation. In the observation of three decades of obscure, faked resurrection, the recordings on Revisionist History are hybrids, old artifacts grafted onto new material. The bonus download adds another hour to the 69-minute CD — remixes and reconsiderations of nine old favorites, totaling more than two hours of enhanced decay and mnemonic devices. This edition of 300 is packaged with manipulated page of pseudohistorical text (circa 1972) and a souvenir fragment of open-reel dictaphone tape collected as source material in Chicago in 1988.
The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971
(Helen Scarsdale - HMS033) LP $15.00
Dissociated fragments from nearly lost genre films of the 1970s reconstituted, filtered by scratched celluloid, bad splices, dropouts, and damaged control tracks. Within piles of reversed tape loop miasma and time-lag accumulation, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project's mesmerizing and hypnogogic studies of uncanny dislocations magnify grit and errors. Re-assembly of the materials — often culled from 35mm film and quarter-inch magnetic tape found in abandoned drive-in movie theaters and warehouses — interweaves ready-mades with their own disintegration. Jacket has fragment of 1970s intermission film affixed. Edition of 200