Mark Vernon – Ribbons of Rust CS60
New tape just out on Kate Carr’s Flaming Pines label. The album is based on recordings from four corroded and rusty cassette tapes found at an abandoned and derelict holiday resort at Laem Thian bay on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand. Back at home these tapes were prised apart and transplanted into new cassette shells to salvage the audio from them. This work is composed from excerpts of recordings found on the tapes along with field recordings taken on site, the journeys there and back and audio rips from video clips uploaded by other travellers who came across this same location. The impetus behind the project has been less objective documentation and more a form of sonic time travel. A document of a place that no longer exists.
Limited edition of 100 copies on rust orange cassettes.