CKDH/Scrim - Summer Trance/Squubble and Beak
Electronic squall from major players on Edinburgh’s noise scene
Two cassettes of electronic squall from major players on Edinburgh’s fecund post-noise diaspora released on Manchester’s prolific DIY label. One half of Hockyfrilla, CKDH, aka Rhian Thompson, gets back to nature with a chirruping low-key soundscape that could easily be an environmentally friendly documentary, even as it sounds like Jiminy Cricket rolling in the midsummer dew with the Cottingley Fairies.
The two tracks by boy/girl duo Scrim, aka Ash Reid and Graham Stewart, sound more like a wounded animal that’s been shot into space to beam messages back to earth via some Heath Robinson contraption that can only translate in slow motion.