Line-up /Pre-Cert Home Entertainment featuring Slant Azimuth
PRE-CERT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Presents the music of Anworth Kirk / Applehead / Slant Azimuth (UK)
Pre-Cert Home Entertainment is the vanity imprint that manufactures limited vinyl documents of contemporary musical and non-musical material researched by Demdike Stare (Modern Love) and Andy Votel (Finders Keepers) in the north of England. Part art, part trash, this open-ended, disposable archive combines a cross section of oblique influences such as sound research libraries, V.H.S. video culture, electronic Folkways records, sound poetry, tape manipulation, European fumetti, outsider art, and field recording to name but a few. With a continued aesthetic focus on the theatrical and macabre as well as a stylistic nod to the folkloric/industrial landscape of the anti-label’s local history, Pre-Cert aims to expand an open catalogue of man-made and mechanical music and disparate archival noise. Expect an obscure multi-hour audiovisual stream of conciousness that taps into the archival depths of the ID.
ANWORTH KIRK (UK)
The first project to be released on the Pre-Cert Home Entertainment label, Anworth Kirk plunges into the theatrical and macabre through a stylistic nod to the industrial landscape of Northern England to capture you within a haunting fakelore.
Only the second project to appear on the Pre-Cert Home Entertainment label, Applehead mixes samples from Spanish and Italian horror films, erotica, crime fiction, and fairy-tales into a dark, European surrealism.
DEMDIKE STARE (UK)
Emerging from the offices of Manchester’s Modern Love label in 2009, Demdike Stare’s Miles Whittaker (aka Pendle Coven) and Sean Canty wowed electronic music fans right off the bat with their unique ability to blend disparate ethnic music, the sonic ley lines of cult soundtracks, and psychotomimetic ephemera into one masterful dub-driven journey.
SLANT AZIMUTH (UK)
Slant Azimuth is the latest project on the Pre-Cert Home Entertainment label, and has, as of yet, no published material. Expect explorations of the land of fiction, murky pasts, haunting soundscapes, and barely familiar influences.
ANDY VOTEL (UK)
Andy Votel is renowned for his eccentric compilations of obscure folk, prog, and psych, as the label founder of Twisted Nerve Records and Finders Keepers, and as a producer and sought-after remixer. He also runs the label/project Pre-Cert Home Entertainment together with Demdike Stare.