MARCH MIX // MUD DEATH

MARCH MIX // MUD DEATH

 

To coincide with his performance at our next MESH event later this week, we have a mix lined up from Mud Death, the solo experimental sound project of Ōtepoti-based artist, photographer and musician Lance Strickland

The first half of the mix is made up of selected tracks from the late 60s and 70s by iconic acts such as Suicide and Throbbing Gristle, while the second half generously features unreleased Mud Death material, including a collaboration with Nereid Moon. Notably, the rhythm track for ‘The end of None’ is a looped sample of a mob banging debris from a rubbish pile in the basement during a Mud Death performance at the now infamous closing party for None Gallery. None sadly closed down last year after 16 years of serving as a DIY gallery, venue and residential studio space.

Lance played drums in 90s indie cult bands King Loser and S.P.U.D, as well as more recently alongside Chris Heazlewood in Cash Guitar. The sound of Mud Death however leans more towards ritualistic doom drone, accompanied by gothic imagery and symbolism of the occult. This imagery can also be seen in Lance’s photography. His process involves developing photographs from film and mutating them with his hands by scratching, burning and stabbing.

The two practices were brought together in an immersive multimedia installation last year called Becoming Darkness, alongside fellow Dunedin artists Esta de Jong and Brendan Jon Philip. The exhibition featured paintings, photographs and sculpture from the three artists tied together by a shared aesthetic that is dark both thematically and tonally, as well as live sound performances from Mud Death, Grvdggr, Wolfskull, L$D Fundraiser and Smith and an audio-visual presentation by Rubbish Film Unit. Visitors were also invited to have their portrait taken by Lance, which were later revealed online and in the space as part of the celebration. 

Rumour has it that the trio are currently planning a second exhibition to take place over this coming Easter weekend...

Check out the mix below and don’t miss the chance to experience Mud Death live this Thursday!

 

Tracklist:

Timberjack - Come to the Sabbat

Jethro Tull - Living in the Past 

Silver Apples - Oscillations 

Suicide - Ghost Rider 

The Normal - Warm Leatherette 

D.A.F - Kebabtraume 

Throbbing Gristle - What a Day

Mud Mystic Messenger - One Light interlude

Mud Death - Song of Joy

Mud Death - The end of None 

Mud Death - The Banishing

Mud Death - For the Ages 

Mud Death - A Swansong 

Servants of the Golden Mind (Mud Death vs Nereid Moon) - Crux of the Spiral 

MARCH MIX // MUD DEATH

 

 

 

 

To coincide with his performance at our next MESH event later this week, we have a mix lined up from Mud Death, the solo experimental sound project of Ōtepoti-based artist, photographer and musician Lance Strickland

 

The first half of the mix is made up of selected tracks from the late 60s and 70s by iconic acts such as Suicide and Throbbing Gristle, while the second half generously features unreleased Mud Death material, including a collaboration with Nereid Moon. Notably, the rhythm track for ‘The end of None’ is a looped sample of a mob banging debris from a rubbish pile in the basement during a Mud Death performance at the now infamous closing party for None Gallery. None sadly closed down last year after 16 years of serving as a DIY gallery, venue and residential studio space.

Lance played drums in 90s indie cult bands King Loser and S.P.U.D, as well as more recently alongside Chris Heazlewood in Cash Guitar. The sound of Mud Death however leans more towards ritualistic doom drone, accompanied by gothic imagery and symbolism of the occult. This imagery can also be seen in Lance’s photography. His process involves developing photographs from film and mutating them with his hands by scratching, burning and stabbing.

The two practices were brought together in an immersive multimedia installation last year called Becoming Darkness, alongside fellow Dunedin artists Esta de Jong and Brendan Jon Philip. The exhibition featured paintings, photographs and sculpture from the three artists tied together by a shared aesthetic that is dark both thematically and tonally, as well as live sound performances from Mud Death, Grvdggr, Wolfskull, L$D Fundraiser and Smith and an audio-visual presentation by Rubbish Film Unit. Visitors were also invited to have their portrait taken by Lance, which were later revealed online and in the space as part of the celebration.

Rumour has it that the trio are currently planning a second exhibition to take place over this coming Easter weekend...

Check out the mix below and don’t miss the chance to experience Mud Death live this Thursday!

 

Tracklist:

Timberjack - Come to the Sabbat

Jethro Tull - Living in the Past 

Silver Apples - Oscillations 

Suicide - Ghost Rider 

The Normal - Warm Leatherette 

D.A.F - Kebabtraume 

Throbbing Gristle - What a Day

Mud Mystic Messenger - One Light interlude

Mud Death - Song of Joy

Mud Death - The end of None 

Mud Death - The Banishing

Mud Death - For the Ages 

Mud Death - A Swansong 

Servants of the Golden Mind (Mud Death vs Nereid Moon) - Crux of the Spiral