Normal Shed Uses - On Cat Salt
released 22nd April 2016
Normal Shed Uses are a duo comprising Scott Saunders and Alan Holmes, who have collaborated on and off since... oooh, long before you were born. Their previous work together in Reinheitsgebot, Third Spain, (the other) Third Spain, A Silly Tree,The New Inadequates, Some Noise (Mk II), The Hispanic Arborials, The Festive Five, The Furtive Five, The New Yahoos, The Pink Ones, The Rain, The Baudelaires, Hewitt, Holmes, Saunders and Wilson, The Phil Layton Acoustic Ethnographic Ensemble and many others has taken on an almost semi-legendary status amongst the cognescienti.
For the duo's second recording, the main tracks were generated from improvisations using iPad apps. The resulting recordingd were then edited and treated before Scott wrote and recorded vocal parts to them. The resulting works are planned to be performed in surroundsound in various live performance spaces.
The sleeve was designed by Adrew Agace.
Scenes from 17 Lives / Dickies, Phase 2 / Plantagent / Options 9-13 / Wisdomslope / Visit to a Cave / Soft Orange Hem / Trebuchet / Rain Clearing from the West / Chapter Headings for an Autobiography / Heblaw / Asif / M6(N) / Jigsaw / The Idiots are Girning / All Move In