AMN Reviews: Karl MV Waugh – 5 Alarm Systems / Songs About Choir Boys (Emblems of Cosmic Disorder)

Emblems of Cosmic Disorder is a new, little and very DIY label “and/or private press dealing in weirdo sound, experimental noise, drone, improv, sound art, modern poetry and other (un)related things”. At the helm of this Brighton start-up stands Karl MV Waugh, whose sonic work we have encountered previously in these pages.

Its first three releases range all across the above mission statement, in particular Waugh´s own 5 Alarm Systems / Songs About Choir Boys, a complementary set of five “hard prosody” poems and a twenty-one minute sound collage disc that judders from domestic bliss to distressed Subcontinentalia, all stuffed into a standard, single pocket wallet folder.

The poetry – “vindicated on plain old english soil, ha ha” – is angry and funny, really enjoyable, but to be frank, this weirdo sound and improv lies outside the present reviewer´s comfort zone. However, Emblems of Cosmic Disorder is obviously a source that should attract the attention of true friends of (un)related things.

http://emblemsofcosmicdisorder.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/what-is-emblems-of-cosmic-disorder/

Stephen Fruitman

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