This release is the result of a
circle which began in 1994, when we were mailed the excellent
magazine for mature readers Slouch a publication
full of awesome, unaccredited illustrations and insane stories.
In a subsequent package, we were sent an illustration that
was to become the house sleeve for all Irdial-Discs releases,
featuring a DJ in a fishnet undershirt, mixing two blenders
that were grinding his hands into hamburger.
Then, The Conet Project was released.
Our home away from home in Covent Garden closed.
Fast forward to 2000. Whilst walking through Soho Square,
we came across an exhibition of extraordinary paintings in
the Global Cafe, where Irdial-Discs artists had previously
performed for Plug Lazonbys' infamous pirate radio sessions.
The exhibited works were beautiful.
The artist had a website. The website was deeply gratifying.
The music on the site: to die for. We took a flyer and planned
to make contact. It was not until the website in question
failed to load one day, that we telephoned the number on the
flyer, lest we loose all hope of contacting the artist. And
then, finally, we spoke to one Thomas Barwick.
It transpired, after an hour in
conversation, that this Thomas Barwick was the artist
behind the magazine Slouch, and in particular, he was
the artist behind the parts of Slouch that we like
the most. It was he that created what would have become the
Irdial-Discs house sleeve.
A suggestion was made that we should
be sent a CDR by one Philip Minns, the man responsible
for the music on the Thomas Barwick website.
This single CDR was the spark.
After hundreds of worthless submissions, and a series of irrefutable
coincidences, at last...
A cause to fight for