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A2 Hymn Bream
B2 Liquid Gel
C1 Ying Yang Mang
C2 Hot Synchronomy
D1 Midnight Sun Pig
D2 Vocodor Odour
Respected British label Hydrogen Dukebox (founded on February 14th 1992) have at last decided to reissue some of their classic catalogue and first in the works and 19 years since it was first released, is Metamatics cult LP ‘Midnight Sun Pig’ which is being reissued complete as a special double vinyl today for the very first time.
Produced by an unsung hero of UK electronica, Lee Norris AKA Metamatics, the album served as a perfect vehicle for Norris’ unique, idiosyncratic approach to composition. A classic of its time, ‘Midnight Sun Pig’ was first released by the now defunct Swedish based Dot Records at the dawn of the Millennium and gives a fascinating insight into the mind of Metamatics, with a distinctive sound that is impossible to pigeonhole.
Recording under an array of pseudonyms including Man-Q-Neon, Nacht Plank, Norken, Tone Language and Metamatics, as well as a long list of collaborative projects, Lee Norris has released a mind-boggling assortment of music over two decades. Lee’s sonic aesthetic is dreamy, melancholy, chirpy, nuanced, soft yet dense and emotive with a little bit of wobble. There’s something very nostalgic and British about the music he makes, largely thanks to setting up home in the countryside where green fields, crooked sheep and frequent bouts of rainfall provide the backdrop for his musical excursions.
In 2000 he set up the Neo Ouija label, nurturing an assorted cast of misfits who all brought something a little unorthodox to the world of electronic music. They include Clatterbox, one of Lee’s frequent collaborators, plus Geiom, Bauri, Infant, Kettel, Xela and Deru. Each artist joining the weird world of Neo Ouija by operating completely in their own space, simultaneously fitting into a box while smashing it to smithereens. The label has continued its output over 19 years, with the ‘Cottage Industries’ series of various artist compilations among its flagship releases alongside a stellar run of over 20 albums. As prolific as Norris himself.
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