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Under the guise of brb>voicecoil, with sheer devotion teamed with dedication, Kevin Wilkinson has achieved the accolade of 21 releases over 30 years operating on the fringes of the UK experimental underground. Upping his total to 21, Alms of Guilt manoeuvres his vast library of field recordings via a feeding tube of granular software, producing a body of work that entices the listener to fully concentrate and unravel multiple tiers of noise.

Every sound in the five tracks, some nearing the ten minute mark, originates from a Zoom H1 or i-Phone sound capture. Stark, anxious, unforgiving and brutally detailed in its simplicity, Alms of Guilt aims to be a saddening reminder of the desperate lengths a fragile psyche will search for belief and forgiving.

Kevin explains: “Faith meets faithless, wrongs offset with bank transfers and PayPal, history erased, and the realisation that the denial of all internal struggle replaced by consumer belief mechanics, is a false hope.” Opener The Cost of Redemption features an unnerving effect, giving the impression of a mythical beast resting, not to be disturbed; while the most melodic of the collection is Seven Swords To The Heart, and Buried is a creaking, bustling piece. Give yourself time with this release to close your eyes and visualise your narrative.

brb>voicecoil releases Alms of Guilt via Opal Tapes/MuzaMuza on 7th September


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