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Tracklist

1 No Nothingness 05:42
2 Portapak 01:46
3 Film Of The Same Name 01:49
4 Hisstory (Of The Cassette Tape) 03:08
5 Storm Of Bugs 03:43
6 New Resolutions 02:57
7 Flood 05:42
8 Up The Pylon And Down The Lane 02:51
9 Pity The Small 04:11
10 Take It To The Top 03:28
11 Mit Wasser 04:04
12 Ordnance Survey 03:01
13 Waste Of Time 04:30
14 The Path Starts Here 02:13
15 Cash Back 02:07
16 Sand Pockets 06:26
17 Triangulation 09:25


Storm Bugs - Certified Original and Vintage Fakes download free
Performer: Storm Bugs
Genre: Electronic
Title: Certified Original and Vintage Fakes
Released: 2017
Style: Experimental
MP3 version ZIP size: 1337 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1685 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 822
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From the Wire Magazine, May 2017The title's a giveaway, or rather, as ever with Storm Bugs, a gentle messing with your head. The songs on Certified Original were composed by veteran DIY tape manglers Philip Sanderson and Steven Ball through a process of back and forth fuckery, with backing tracks crafted by Sanderson, vocals and effects added by Ball. Initially released as 'dingles' (download singles) in 2016, together the tracks start to make a weird and wonderful kind of unhinged sense. The touchstone for much Storm Bugs work is Eno - a lot here recalls the odder moments of Before And After Science and Another Green World. The British ness of Ball's vocals is also key- somewhere between conversation, confrontation and the steady robocalm of an emergency announcement. Every texture surrounding the vocals on tracks like the sublime "Hisstory Of The Cassette Tape" and "No Nothingness" is impure, tucked with, open to derailment, squirrelling with demented detail and digital detournement, sometimes holding the beautiful melodies up to the light, sometimes obscuring them in thrumming motorik pulses of Cabs-style electro grind, sometimes diving into pure delight with music Oliver Postgate would have understood instinctively.The Medway locale where the pair first met clearly still resonates- this is waterlogged, groggy music, neck-deep in aquatics, its foot flailing for the riverbed. The unique place that they arrive at - both bucolic and urban, serious and playful, utterly modern (the lyrics could only have been written in the last two years) and strangely timeless, that makes your listening querulously held between immersion and being deeply suspicious about whether SB are telling you the truth about their means of production. Songs seem so imbued with an analogue dub feel you find yourself trapped between ravishment and paranoia. If this album is an act of playful deceit (old tapes with new words), well played. If not, as a suite of digi–derangement it plays beautifully. Welcome back, nutters.Neil Kulkarni