LCR Records / Sacred Tapes / Gizeh Records || Manchester, UK
LINKS: website | facebook
TOUR PARTY: 2 people
06.09.17 - VIENNA (AT), Brandstätte Concert Series @ Cafe Korb
07.09.17 - BERLIN (DE), Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
08.09.17 - LEIPZIG (DE), Unterholz
09.09.17 - HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ (CZ), MENU
10.09.17 - available
11.09.17 - available
12.09.17 - BOCHUM (DE), Bastion
13.09.17 - GHENT (BE), Kinky Star
A.R.C. Soundtracks is an audio/visual duo based in Manchester, UK. Marrying bleak drones, doomy beats and FX-heavy spoken-word to ritualistic visuals, they are an unsettling encounter. They have released via LCR and Sacred Tapes and a new album recorded at Islington Mill (home to GNOD etc) in Salford is due for release in summer 2017 via Gizeh Records' Dark Peak series (also home to Christine Ott, Aidan Baker & Claire Brentnall and A-Sun Amissa). Their current live show was premiered at London’s Cafe Oto in 2016 and works as a soundtrack to prepared visuals.
K. Craig - synths, voice, FX, films
David Armes - lap steel, electric piano, samples, drum machine
Taken from the forthcoming album 'DERELICTION//MIRROR' on Gizeh Records via Kompakt Distribution; released September 2017.
'THE ROAD TO THE CAMP'
Taken from the 2014 album 'ARCHIVE: VOLUME ONE' (LCR Records).
Taken from the 2016 cassette release 'FROM A SHATTERED BEAM' (Sacred Tapes).
'FROM A SHATTERED BEAM'
Cassette release album on Sacred Tapes (2016).
Half an hour of opiated music following a loose narrative about erosion and decay.
ROCK-A-ROLLA: “Eroded, rurally blemished drone. It’s difficult to tell if the music is reassembling or falling apart further, and that’s a beautiful thing.”
ECHOES & DUST: “A record with a deep, resonant atmosphere, reminiscent of the likes of Demdike Stare, Svarte Greiner and even Swans at points. Should prove to be one of the highlights of 2014.”
THE SKINNY: “As dark and troubling as it is beautiful and elegiac.”
DROWNED IN SOUND: "A fantastic collection of minimal drones and barely existent electric post-folk balladry." Included in The Finest Ambient Albums of 2014 end-of-year review.
BLEEP.COM: "Kevin Drumm-style drones and Secret Boyfriend-style sketches of post-punk ambience drift through the duration of the LP, which features some stunning compositions. From a Shattered Beam is an incredibly strong piece of work and features some moments of abstract beauty at its core."
ELECTRONIC BEATS (DE): The Road To The Camp film featured in Videodrome round-up.
DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY: “Its multi-layered enigmas decode themselves differently with every spin. It genuinely could take as many as years to truly understand the mysteries buried within as it took to piece together the collection itself, which makes it all the more special."
EARS 4 EYES: “The sonic equivalent of a Cormac McCarthy character wandering a blasted deadscape.”