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Detective Instinct – “Detective Instinct Presents #3: G.W. Sok” – [Sick Room]

ophelia necro   11/17/2010   7-inch, A Library

From Middlesbrough in North East England, Oli Heffernan has been making loops, field recordings and 4-track recordings since the mid nineties. He has played with a numerous projects over the years including bands like The Fall, Echo And The Bunnymen, Clinic, John Cooper Clarke, Leaves, Future Of The Left, and Archie Bronson Outfit.
Detective Instinct, gets it’s name from the song by The Fall. This EP is the first of a series of 4 collaborations titled: “Detective Instinct Presents”. The project began when Heffernan rediscovered old recordings, he then wrote to a few musicians he had previously worked with and they began a type of online exchange of recordings. This release features a collaboration with The Champagne (of Country Teasers and Gag). Post punk with very elaborate percussive elements and plenty of social commentary. In the midst of the songs are field recordings of haunted buildings, people going about their daily business, and lots of found sounds recorded while he was on tour with Das Wanderlust. The cover art for the series as well, was found in an old book of woodcuts. This is really marvelous stuff and I can’t wait to hear more.
Released on Sick Room in Feb. of 2009.

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