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by Michael Cutting

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    Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered / cdr

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Luft 04:06
Rush 02:37
Lung 04:39
Tide 02:55
Beacon 06:05
Ground 03:41



Date : 08.08.19
Map Point : eilean 87
Color : blue
Season : summer
Duration : 29.56 mn
Edition : limited to 130 copies


LUFT is the second solo release of Salford-based tape musician Michael Cutting. Continuing his experiments with reel-to-reel recorders, LUFT revels in the imperfections of degrading tape, faltering machines and roughly spliced loops to conjure an intimate yet visceral sonic landscape peppered with tape flutter, crackles and unsteady self-replications. At the centre is the dusty wheezing of a 19th Century organ, with the clicking of its rusty bellows providing much of the music’s rhythmic impetus while its piercing reeds underpin a gently microtonal harmonic language. Complemented at different times by an e-bowed violin, fender rhodes, clarinet, trumpet, sine tone generator and voice, the album’s seven tracks evoke a quiet, imagined journey, a journey both personal and geographical.



released August 8, 2019

released August 8, 2019

All music recorded and performed by Michael Cutting, with the exception of the clarinet in Seeking Safe Harbour, performed by Robbie Gardiner, and the voice in Seeking Safe Harbour, performed by Vitalija Glovackyte.

Artwork by Slavomír Zombek
Mastered by Mathias Van Eecloo
Inside photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier

"Many thanks to Mathias Van Eecloo for bringing this album to life"


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Michael Cutting Manchester, UK

Michael Cutting is a Manchester-based musician working with acoustic instruments and analogue devices. He is one half of the experimental pop duo Hyperdawn.

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