With a shared use of cassettes, sampling and lo-fi bedroom production a collaboration seemed a natural choice when Stuart Chalmers and Graham Dunning first met in September 2014.
Following a recording session at The Island in Bristol with Henry Collins at the controls, the two each filled a C60 and swapped them over. With half of the material each, they worked independently, overdubbing, re-sampling and live mixing to create new tracks.
Stuart Chalmers is a tape scavenger exploring the poetry of old cassettes, junk, household objects, electronics, contact mics and synths.
Graham Dunning is an artist, musician and producer working with rhythm and drone, things that people throw away, DIY and collage.
Screen printed covers.
Released by Bumtapes on a limited edition of 30 cassettes.
released October 22, 2015
Review : We Need No Swords
"It’s a collaboration not a split, with the pair’s identities totally submerged into a seething swamp of groaning, squelching sonic displeasure. And it’s this ego-less attitude that makes Home Taping such a good listen"
"It’s sweaty, claustrophobic stuff, with chunks of electro-groove smothered in concrete dust, feverish scratches and corporeal, close mic’d huff and rustles"
- Paul Margree