Storm Bugs - Metamorphose (Tin/Car Situations)
Both tracks by Philip Sanderson and Steven Ball. Philip Sanderson: loops, vocals, treatments. Steven Ball: guitar, bass, lead vocals.
Format,: 7 inch single, 1,470 copies
Release Date: 1981
Label: L'invitation au Suicide
Catalogue Number: L'invitation 0100
Sleeve and label Design: Yann Farcy
Whereas the first Storm Bugs single had been recorded solely by Sanderson on a two track Revox tape machine the second Storm Bugs single was a collaborative affair between Sanderson and Ball using a multitrack recorder. Sanderson first created a drum loop from a bongo by using various tape collage techniques. Over this he developed a rough guitar part and the vocal line. Ball honed the guitar part into a more formal chord sequence and wrote a bass part. The two then recorded and mixed the song on an 8-track multitrack tape machine in an afternoon. The music for side B was built up from layers of tape loops made by Sanderson on top of which the vocal line was added by Ball. The lyrics to Car Situations had been written by Sanderson and Ball in Paddington using cut-up phrases from sources such as John Cage's book Silence. The release was the first on the French L'invitation au Suicide label. The single came in a 10-inch sleeve entitled Metamorphose. The design differed considerably from that which the band had agreed with the label and was disowned by them.
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