The Lighter Side of Concrete

by The Twelve Hour Foundation

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    Gatefold sleeve featuring a selection of Polly's photographs of the fort at Brean Down.

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about

Inspired by a visit to Brean Down (see album cover) and the musique concrète techniques employed by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s John Baker during the 60s and early 70s, these pieces have been constructed entirely from sounds created using household objects.

Bottles, corks, tins, rulers, bike chains/horns, plastic tubing, wine glasses, pan lids, wire draining racks, electrical appliances… and a single guitar string, are the only instruments to be heard. The one exception – Human Soup – comprises nothing but sounds made by the body: clapping, gargling, breathing and cheek-popping.

Three electronic demos written in a similar vein round off the album.

Initially released as a solo project, the album is now credited to The Twelve Hour Foundation.

credits

released October 15, 2013

Flute on Sun & Air by Polly Hulse.
Mastered at Hoxa by Richard Jeffrey-Gray
Photos and title ideas by Polly Hulse
Thanks to James at Darla

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The Twelve Hour Foundation Bristol, UK

The Twelve Hour Foundation is an electronic/musique concrète group based in Bristol.

The line-up comprises Polly Hulse (analogue synth/rhythms) and Jez Butler (analogue synth/concrète sequences).

Live shows have included Supernormal Festival 2015, The Delaware Road, Reading, slots with Go Kart Mozart, Happy Meals and The Lovely Eggs.
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