LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by James Worse
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
Date of Publication: 25 November 2023
Price: 120 euro. Contact: email@example.com
James Worse is an autistic artist, writer and sound maker from the UK, currently based in Melbourne. He performs spoken word using a vocabulary of his own invention and improvises percussion with found objects, digital interfaces and sometimes traditional instruments.
“Recorded at home in 1988, this was an early attempt to create a soothing, womb-like sensory environment for myself. I would use slide projections in a darkened room while tape loops played on several portable machines. The mixer fed directly back into itself causing my bass guitar signal to jitter and deteriorate as a detuned TV intermittently flared static.
hearing it now, I’m startled by how similar my intentions are today – I’m still using sound in a textural manner to regulate sensory overwhelm and to ultimately reach a peaceful state of calm.
nobody had heard these recordings until I digitised them recently and I think that kid would have loved that his experiments had made it onto vinyl.
This record sings back to a younger self and to any other misfits who hid their truth because their faces didn’t fit.“
Letterpress prints of graphic forms and text on brown cardboard by James Worse