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BULLEN, NICHOLAS - Component Fixations

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Type Records TYPE115
Release Year: 2013
Note: solo debut-album by this founding member of SCORN & NAPALM DEATH, who goes into a totally different direction as before, creating 60's influenced electronic drones with elements of electro-acoustic experimentation, using field recordings as only sound source... somewhere between early RADIGUE, PARMEGIANI or XENAKIS and the more computerized musique concrete drones of today's CINDYTALK or ROBERT HAMPSON maybe..
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"Long-awaited solo debut from Napalm Death founding member - Nicholas Bullen. Intricate electronic pieces and manipulated field recordings influenced by early electronic experiments. Initial copies on blue vinyl!
To this day, Nicholas Bullen is best known as a founding member of arguably grindcores most important act: Napalm Death. Although he decided to call it a day before the band slipped into the mainstream circuit, his sonic fingerprints were all over their influential debut Scum, and hes been breaking boundaries ever since. A key figure in Birminghams experimental scene, Bullen was also a founder member of Scorn and has been involved in a variety of projects since.
Over thirty years later we arrive to Component Fixations, an album that Bullen has been contemplating, working and reworking for some time. It is after all his solo debut proper, and as such is a work that absolutely represents him as an artist both visually and aurally. Taking influence from the early electronic artists of the 1960s Bullen has fused this passion with his own musically explorative past, resulting in an album of beguiling tape-manipulations, drones and noise. Component Fixations is far more than a simple exercise in academic sound, and Bullen has injected his long-form pieces with a rare mortal sense of corruption and failure. Every single sound on the album was taken from field recordings captured in the confines of Bullens house and garden, and this only serves to confirm the unshakable humanity of the record.
Component Fixations might be a long way from Scum, but dig deep and youll find the same curious mind, desperate to pull apart sounds and give them a brand new meaning. Extreme doesnt have to mean loud, after all." [label info]