Important news !!! The end has come for Pulco

Dear friends,

As you know I’ve been recording under the name Pulco for nearly 20 years now and I’m extremely proud of the music that I’ve made in that time (and there is a lot of it) This music is a document of my life and the day to day events that surround me and just as my life has changed and developed over that time so has my music. I’m not the same person that I was back in 1998 when I first began to record as Pulco.

Over the last two years and certainly since the  Innovation In The Trade album I haven’t felt like I was making Pulco music anymore. Something new is coming out in me and I feel that this new sound needs it’s own identity and a fresh context in which to grow

For that reason I have decided that it is time to draw a line under the name Pulco and start over.

This website and the Pulco bandcamp page will remain of course as a permanent archive to the last 20 years but I will be creating a new web space for my new project.

So to the future then ???

There will be one more Pulco album called Artzoo & and one last EP but by the end of the year I will be operating under the name Chow Mwng.

I’ve already popped out a secret EP using this new name but essentially I’ll be picking up where Pulco left off with maybe a bit more vintage synth and trem vocal going on !!!

I know that all of this sounds like a weird thing to do but it is something that I need to do for myself

I hope that you will all continue to join me on the musical journey ’cause I’ve got a lot of good ideas !! ha ha

Artzoo

Here is a work in progress from the new Pulco album Artzoo. The tune is called Silex/Moose and may (I hope) be coming out as a 7″ single.

Chrome Toe

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Those of you who follow me will know that I hate to sit on music that I’ve made and not release it. I know it is random & disjointed but that is what you sign up to with Pulco I’m afraid. Anyhow, with that in mind I’d like to present to you a new album called ‘Chrome Toe’

The music was inspired by a summer reading John Cage lectures and listening to noise music. If you’d like to hear a few tracks or pre-order a cd (which comes in a hand folded origami sleeve) then please visit the Recordiau Prin website

Click here for Chrome Toe

Farmyard & Library – out now

 FullSizeRender (14)Hi all !!!!

The new Pulco album ‘Farmyard & Library’ is out now !!

The album took a year to make and was inspired by the following artists & musicians

Cabaret Voltaire, ATV, The Fall, Willem De Kooning
Penguin Café Orchestra, Can, Ty Segall, The Nurse with wound
Datblygu, David Toop , Frank Auerbach, Eno’s Obscure records
Audrey Flack, Heratius, Mark Lazenby, Richard Diebenkorn
Chrome, Robert Rauschenberg, AMM, John Cage, Fred Frith
Wire, Keith Rowe, Steve Reich, Joseph Cornell, Henry Darger
Big Black, Fast Product Records, Mars, Lynda Benglis
Ashtray Navigations, Richard Youngs, MC Mabon , Richard Brautigan
Erik Nitsche, Young marble Giants , Joy Division, The Passage
Pere Ubu, Dome, The Swell Maps, Bill Orcutt, Durutti Column
This Heat, Hans Arp, Blurt, Kurt Schwitters, John Foxx
The door and the window, Tremolo Ghosts, Radio Europa, Mark Perry
Adrian Henri, Chamberpot, Cleaners from Venus, Danny & the dressmakers, Experimentali products, Iko, Oh Peas, The 49 Americans
Howard Hodgkin, Albert Irvine, David Salle, Fiona Rae, Dada/Bauhaus,
William Burroughs, Concrete poetry, Henry Miller
Pavement, Captain Beefheart, Jandek, Lou Barlow, Sentridoh
Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt, Cy Twombly, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Dr Strangely Strange,
Boduf Songs, John Bunker, Renaldo & The loaf, Lemon Kittens

 

If you’d like a copy then CD’s are available here and special edition cassettes are available here

 

Tremolo Ghosts – Super Computer Designs Seashell

Lips square1Super Computer Designs Seashell by Tremolo Ghosts is the next release on my label Recordiau Prin!!

The album is out on June 24th but can be pre ordered now over on the label Bandcamp page

‘……Etched out of dust in the cold halls and stairways of forgotten museums, this is the sound of ancient forms colliding with the buzzing urgency of technology. Ecology and music crackle under microscopes. Secretly decoding history among the twitching circuits. These songs were buried deep beneath dark soil in capsules. Waiting to be discovered by conquering life forms in far off centuries. Constantly in motion. Observing nature as it reclaims abandoned structures……’

If you’d like to hear the whole album scroll down to the player below

Human Edwards – Indicators EP

Here is an exclusive listen to the full Human Edwards EP. Pre order it from the link below

Human Edwards are

Benjamin Mason – benjaminmason.bandcamp.com

Pulco – pulco.bandcamp.com

Our EP was inspired by the rhythmic noises made by car indicators and contains spoken word stories about the cars themselves and the idiots that drive them.

 

Pethau Garw – TV Cut Up Poems

Doc1-page-001We hear many sounds in the course of a day
The average ear is constantly being bombarded with a barrage of unrelated noise which comes at us from every direction.
A brain can seemingly filter and prioritise this sound to allow a person to function on a daily basis without going mad but unconsciously everything still passes through our ears and mixes together to soundtrack our lives and colour our thoughts.

Now if this thought became speech and noise remained unfiltered what would become of the jumbled audio mess seeping through our ears?

Would we allow this mix of thought and external sound to blur our boundary of reality? Would it drive us towards confusion and paranoia? Would it create an uneven state of consciousness where everything is ……………

TV Cut Up Poems is a new zine of cut & paste concrete poetry. The zine is accompanied by a two track 20 min sound collage CD

If you would like a copy follow the link to the Pethau Garw  bandcamp page

Buy TV Cut Up Poems HERE

I Just Saw John Barrowman

Social media is dead now,
Social media is gone.
It thrived for a while but now it’s all just talking and no listening.
Fragmented clicks and posts are reducing time to a brief set of images
That self-delete in seconds.
Word of mouth is all that’s left
And sound is communicated and consumed by purists
That lie beneath the thundering data stream.

There is maturity in obscurity

We feel and acknowledge this sense of place in the niche within the niche.
But we are backing ourselves into a corner
And our angered voices lay in tatters unheard in the digital mist

It’s made by machines
It’s made by machines

Do yourself a favour and get out now, run to the hills or drink yourself to death. The terror is in your radio.

Its chronically boring

Watered down

And TV turns the soul to rumble

Art has no place here among these follies of sound. Music is just an excuse, part of the political landscape, something to hang the concept on.

And how insulting is that
How insulting is that!!

It’s made by machines
It’s made by machines

The terror is in your radio

And it’s made by machines

Sketchbook Season EP

photo1Back in 2011 I recorded a set of tunes for Shane Quentin, host of the legendary ‘Garden Of Earthly Delights’ radio show.

My aim, as was the case with previous sessions for the show, was to try to record something new, different and eclectic (pretty much like the show itself)
I started using an iPhone app called Everyday Looper to build rhythms with Ifans drum kit and household sounds and then wrote the songs to fit with the loops.
This idea also formed the basis for what I eventually ended up doing on the album ‘Clay Cutlery’

Anyhow the songs were released as the Sketchbook season EP but never found their way on to CD until now

Special mini CD versions of the EP can be purchased below and the insert contains an interview that I gave back in 2012

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Tracks

1 Whistle Frog Finds A Way
2 Don’t Stand Down
3 Party Started
4 Hair
5 Knuckles

 

Click the link below to buy the Sketchbook Season EP £6 + 1pp  – A pound each goes back to my kids who decorated the CD’s