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Kode 9 & Toby Heys Delve Into Untold Sonic Histories

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.

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‘Martial Hauntology’ ships for a release date of July 21st. For more information see here.