Rock on Brain
Gods of Tundra
"Great stew from this towering figure in English underground music of the past few decades. This C30 displays some classic Campbell moves, as cymbals are pneumatically hammered to the bar room floor over tidal arcs of prepared tapes, bowed beer bottles and ever dissolving brain cells. The first track is a live jam from ’99 in Chicago featuring VT fave ‘Johnny Coors’ (Wolf Eyes/ Guam River/ Spykes/ Dead Machines/ Graveyards et al), whose sax playing is particularly harrowing, recalling Peter Brotzmann’s opening howl on Never Too Late But Always Too Early. Side two was originally intended as a 7” on American Tapes, and features some truly beautiful Pennine Primitive horizontal string spinning, ala Campbell’s sometime bed fellow John Clyde-Evans. Features cool full colour covers by Mike Connelly. Recommended."