"Turner Prize-winning artist, Mark Leckey (Birkenhead. 1964) presents the soundtrack to his new, autobiographical film installation, Dream English Kid 1964 - 1999AD on The Death of Rave - arriving nearly four years since he inaugurated the label with a vinyl edition of the Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) OST. Presented in its entirety, but cleft to fit two sides of wax, the OST draws from a ubiquitous archive to form a personalised mixtape of memories which speak to Leckey's formative experience in the 35 years prior to becoming a mainstream-recognised artist. Leckey uses the filters of now-contemporary culture - the internet and editing software - to parse his life into seven distinct chapters "those memories that have most intensely lingered or festered over time": chronologically segueing from his birth during the the epoch of the moon landings and The Beatles; the awakening of a libido; the experience of witnessing Joy Division as a teenager in Liverpool; touching on the dread/ecstasy/surreality of 'ardcore rave with warped samples of Bay B Kane's Hello Darkness and an MC chatting license plate numbers; right up to the pre-millenial, pre-digital tension of '99 signified in new reports and a lick from Azzido Da Bass's Dooms Night; before it all comes flooding back in reverse before the dead wax." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2016| THE DEATH OF RAVE | 23.90

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