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Prepared Rain

by Henry Collins

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  • Prepared Rain by Henry Collins
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    ZZ063 2020
    Special Edition of 55
    Pro-dubbed C55 cassette
    With ink-stamp and on-body prints

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A side 27:30
B side 27:30


'The whole world is a drum kit’
-Attributed to Paul Burwell (1949-2007)
During these ever stranger times we find ourselves in, the pure, joyful racket of Henry Collins is a well needed tonic and distraction. 
The pleasures I have found in his remarkably varied practice over the years is to feel lost in his playfulness and unpredictability, his sublime sense of all that is seemingly silly and absurd, while retaining a remarkable authenticity and distinct originality. 
As a young child, Henry recalled hearing the sounds of Lego bricks, toppling on top of the other, falling onto a floor from a wicker basket. This proved to be a source of sonic inspiration. It helped forge a credo, which he has attempted to echo throughout his life. 
For this recording he has assorted a number of objects in the outdoors which he describes as a ‘drum kit for the sky’. Objects and microphones are moved at the Artist’s whims, while a heavy downpour of rain and ‘intermittent guttering drips’ create a variety of textured rhythms and cacophony. 
So dear listener it’s time to leave your preconceptions and prejudices at the door. 
I hope you get thoroughly soaked listening to this. 
Let it wash over you. 
-Mark Anthony Pearce, 28/07/2020, Bristol. 


released October 5, 2020

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Music by Henry Collins * * ** * * * ** *
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EXPERIMENTAL WEIRD MAGIC MUSIC ((( Record label created in 2011 in Bristol (Uk), now based /\ in France. Dreamlike, free electronics, avant-garde explorations published on cassettes and vinyls. Distributed by Kuroneko (EU), The Business (US) and Rwdfwd.
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