Film

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2013 by jonny mugwump

We are thrilled to announce that we are currently working on the soundtrack for a truly exciting  bound to be head-wrecking documentary by Richard Kovitch.

Actually that’s all we can tell you right now but we had to tell someone!

Collision/ Detection v1

Posted in Psychological Strategy Board on January 2, 2012 by jonny mugwump

Psychological Strategy Board’s next release will be  a 4 track EP through our comrades Front & Follow on Monday 27th February.

This is the first volume in a mammoth project evolving over 2012. I’m going to put down some thoughts about the EP in the next 2 weeks or so, but in the meantime here’s the press release which breaks down the concept behind this awesome sonic adventure:

Front & Follow is delighted to announce our second experimental audio project from Long Division with Remainders (LDWR),following on from the success of ’14 Versions of the same EP’. LDWR’s second project, titled ‘Collision/Detection’, sees invited artists submit audio clips into a central pot, which is then distributed around the group and others to do with as they see fit, resulting in a series of digital EPs released across the year.
The project will feature new and exclusive releases from a host of artists including Sone Institute, Hong Kong in the 60s, Isnaj Dui, The Doomed Bird of Providence, Kemper Norton, BLK Tag (BLK w/BEAR & Tag Cloud), The Lord and West Norwood Cassette Library.

Our first EP comes from the mighty Psychological Strategy Board, released on Monday 27th February.

Psychological Strategy Board is the work of radio broadcaster, event curator and now record label chief Jonny Mugwump (Exotic Pylon) and painter and musician Paul Snowdon (Time Attendant). This particular collision took place in their basement lair in the long hours of a grey London morn; this being typical of the pair’s working methods, with the fostering of an incubated intensity. The resultant EP asserts itself through meaty synth sounds, weaving the samples with tones of urgency and a brooding Lynchian menace throughout. This dug-in approach has also produced their recent excellent mix Industry, what Industry? for fellow ‘heightened curators’ Pontone and an extraordinary reimagining of the Doomed Bird of Providence’s Fedicia Exine for Front and Follow, entitled Cloud in the shape of Klaus Schulze (live).

To accompany each EP, artwork will be created by Paul Loudon, responsible for the stunning artwork on The Doomed Bird of Providence’s debut album Will Ever Pray.

Follow the project as it evolves over the year at http://www.ldwr.net and http://www.frontandfollow.com

Next LDWR releases:
Version 2: West Norwood Cassette Library – April 2012
Version 3: Hong Kong in the 60s – May 2012

Long Division with Remainders: Logarithm is a dancer…

Industry, what Industry?

Posted in Psychological Strategy Board on August 23, 2011 by jonny mugwump

Our mix for our comrades and fellow heightened curators Pontone has just gone online here for download.

It’s called Industry, what Industry? and we put it together wasted and wired, holed up in Paul’s basement HQ on the day of the dickhead wedding earlier this year.

I don’t want to speak for Paul or really go into any specifics but for me the mini-project was borne out of a terror of the current sociopolitical climate coupled with a remarkable lack of sonic engagement or reflection from far too many quarters. it’s not that i think all bands should suddenly become politicized or something (that’s a potential world of horror to be avoided at all costs) but far too many marginal musics are currently subject to either relentless coziness, vagueness, privilige or coolness which is  increasingly unimpressive when we’re tearing our own streets and selves apart with no focus or aim.

Maybe it’s not even the music, maybe it’s just the peripheries- but it’s frustrating and a cause of anger.  And that’s why we love artists like Hacker Farm – it’s there in the strange staggering junk-grooves – something subversive, something fighting, something fucking pissed off…

CONSTANT SHALLOWNESS LEADS TO EVIL.

Fedicia Exine (Cloud in the Shape of Klaus Schulze)

Posted in Psychological Strategy Board on August 23, 2011 by jonny mugwump

Paul and I were kindly asked by the Front & Follow label to produce a remix for Fedicia Exine by Doomed Bird of Providence.
Instead of just remixing we performed a live reworking with no overdubs or edits- myself on samples and Paul on analogue electronics.

Several nights were spent isolating loops, finding tones and textures and letting ropey wine and lack of sleep work its wonders.
One final and strangely calm night saw everything fall into place. One live performance. We were happy as the spirit of the original still shines through.

Go here for more information and to buy etc and you can hear the piece here.
The project features a wealth of excellent remixes including some magic from 2 of our comrades I am a Vowel and Position Normal.

exotic pylon mix

Posted in Psychological Strategy Board on August 23, 2011 by jonny mugwump

first broadcast 10/07/2010

download/ stream here

Posted in Psychological Strategy Board on August 14, 2011 by jonny mugwump

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