The sonic artists have collaborated for the limited edition ‘Martial Hauntology’ boxset which took four years to put together
Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman aka Kode 9 has collaborated with research fellow Toby Heys of Manchester University to produce a box set of audio research. ‘Martial Hauntology’ the groundbreaking first release on AUDiNT Records aims to ‘investigate the properties of newly emergent super-directional speakers when coupled with infrasonic devices.’
It offers a tortuous account of frequency-based phenomenon in military and civilian spheres over the preceding 70 years. It explores the involvement of Alan Turing and The Ghost Army’s pioneering use of 3 deck mixes in World War 2, thru the chopper-mounted loud-speaker terror of the US army’s Wandering Soul campaign in Vietnam, to the deployment of High Frequencies as “teen repellants” amongst other things. The set comes packaged in a custom triple gatefold, contains a 112-page book, a 180g clear vinyl record and six 12″ x 12” Dead Record Archive cards. None of these components are available to buy separately and the set has been made in a limited run of just 256 copies, never to be re-pressed.
Goodman and Heys have both independently carried out sonic research – Goodman via Hyperdub, the autonomous CCRU unit and his ‘Sonic Warfare’ book. Heys thru his audio-visual praxis and as research fellow at Manchester Uni. They were both recruited to research group AUDiNT in 2008 to investigate the properties of newly emergent super-directional speakers when coupled with infrasonic devices.
‘Martial Hauntology’ ships for a release date of July 21st. For more information see here.