Left Channel –
‘GIANTLAND’Release: March / April 2012
Label: Black Arts LibraryOnline:www.thephilosophyofthemindsofthepeople.com
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Early adopters Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Rob Adcock and many bloggers devoted to progressive independent music have helped Left Channel reach an ever increasing audience. It has been an interesting year for Left Channel, since the release of their second album ‘FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT’. From their studio in the North West they have just completed their next project:
A mini-album entitled ‘GIANTLAND’.
The project Left Channel is the responsibility of two men named Anthony and Stuart. The recordings of the pair are made with turntables and samplers, tape recordings and found sound. In practical terms it is an extension of traditional hip hop production. But in theory it is more akin to the artistic philosophy of ****.
They released their first album ‘Products of the Second hand Circus’ in early 2010, a 37-track declaration of intent. They followed up in November 2010 with the second album ‘Food and Entertainment’ which received some airplay on the BBC with Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. Now on the verge of releasing the mini album – GIANTLAND, they continue to work on the next projects: ‘The Mystery of the Lost Week’’ and ‘‘Margaret’’ as well as filling their website with oddities and ideas. All of which are free to download:
The concept of Left Channel is more than the audio recordings they present. It is as much a literary idea as it is ‘‘music’’. The world of Left Channel is populated with a cast of characters who contribute to the overall output of the duo.
Some say that GIANTLAND is a metaphor for the landscape our egos inhabit, others say it is a literary fabrication from the mind of defamed academic Ruskin DeMonds, and others believe that ‘GIANTLAND’ is due for release on CD and very limited vinyl in March 2012.
In the meantime, listeners are invited to visit www.blackartslibrary.com <http://www.blackartslibrary.com> where they will find all information relating to this release, as well as a free digital download of the record.