Listen to the LP here:
Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis: Vocals, Objects, Instruments, Tape Players & Other Recording Devices
Recordings from Brighton, Blackburn, Dunbar, London, Albany, Jersey City, Amherst, Glasgow, Berlin, Schiphorst, Gerlesborg. Assembled at home.
Side 1: The Larval Tuning Fork
Side 2: I Prayed To An Egg
Remember when you were a kid and you got your first big hunk of bubblegum? ‘Course after the first fif-teen seconds the stuff always tastes like rubber tires. But what kid could care? Nah, you were hoping to get a hugeass bubble going— something with a real sense of distention— that would plaster itself pink all over your hair and your clothes when it finally blew out. Dylan & Karen use tapes & toys & their mouths to bring you creaking doors, aviaries, doddering old ladies, a troupe of muppets grunting & puking their guts out, some old drunk sailor squeezing a harmonium, etc. But what’s important here is the overall bulge & slump as their record breathes, now bigger… now smaller… now bigger… and a little bigger still. Lately they’ve been taking advantage of improved sound quality, but it seems to be in the interest of making things more slippery rather than less so (and if you listen to a lot of records, you know what a fucking blue moon that is). So go ahead & let them get a little bit of their saliva on you. It’s the only way to find out whether they pop one off this time. (liner notes by Angela Sawyer of Weirdo Records)
Cover artwork by Karen Constance (front) and Dylan Nyoukis (back).