Sunday, July 12, 2020

Pillbox by Ice Yacht

Snatch Tapes is pleased to announce its first new cassette release since 1981. Pillbox by Ice Yacht contains two long and two short instrumental tracks recorded by Philip Sanderson during the spring of 2020. The lockdown created the perfect conditions for Pillbox’s production with solitary forays out on Romney Marshes to capture ‘wild sound’, be it rusty gates, distant warehouse activity on the river Rother, or shortwave radio signals. Back home in Hastings these recordings were badly treated and manipulated before being fed into feedback loops. The resulting sonic palette is a bridge between Sanderson’s more industrial work in the early days of the Storm Bugs, and Ice Yacht’s exploration of frozen auditory terrain on the 2015 release Pole of Cold. The first edition of the tape is limited to 25 numbered copies and is available from Bandcamp.   
Get your copy here.