A.R.C. Soundtracks are the latest addition to the Gizeh family and we are delighted to be releasing their new album DERELICTION//MIRROR on September 15th.
The record is be the newest instalment of our ever popular Dark Peak series and is released as a limited CD edition of 175 copies, hand-printed, assembled and numbered at Gizeh HQ.
A.R.C. Soundtracks is the audio/visual project of K.Craig and David Armes. DERELICTION//MIRROR is the duo’s third release, following on from a debut album; Archive: Volume One (Little Crackd Rabbit) and a cassette release for Sacred Tapes, From A Shattered Beam.
Pre-orders for DERELICTION//MIRROR are now open and we are streaming the opening track from the album below. Read on for more information about the release and tour dates.
ABOUT THE CD // Limited edition of 175. Housed in a double-panel, hand-screen-printed card sleeve with two card inserts and an additional bonus print from Red Plate Press. Recycled card used throughout and placed in an eco-friendly outer plastic bag. Each item is individually printed, cut, assembled, numbered and packaged by SmilingPaper Ghosts at Gizeh HQ. A download code is inserted for access to a lossless, digital version. Also included is a link to view an accompanying film - essential viewing to experience this project in its full glory.
DERELICTION//MIRROR was created on-residency at Salford's Islington Mill, home to GNOD, Sacred Tapes and many other noise/experimental musicians and labels. It is an audio/visual piece that uses the semi-derelict attic spaces as both inspiration and source material. Focussing on the notion of ruins and their potential for reappropriation, DERELICTION//MIRROR combines a dense, multi-layered sound-world with ritualistic visuals to create an immersive, hypnotic work.
This new film and soundtrack takes us into a bleak auditory realm of post-industrial structures and traces the role of the body within these liminal spaces. Strained harmonics and industrial, discordance mesh with veiled rhythms and spoken-word narrative to create a heavy, static energy to both sound and visuals.
• K. Craig - synths, percussion, voice, FX
• David Armes - lap steel, electric piano, samples, synths
+ guest voice from Elizabeth Willow
• Mixed by David Armes & K. Craig
• Mastered by Mark Beazley
• Artwork by K. Craig
• CD packaging by SmilingPaperGhosts
06.09 - Vienna (AT) - Brandstätte Concert Series - Cafe Korb
07.09 - Berlin (DE) - Zukunft am Ostkreuz
08.09 - Leipzig (DE) - Unterholz
09.09 - Hradec Králové (CZ) - MENU
12.09 - Bochum (DE) - Bastion
13.09 - Gent (BE) - Kinky Star