The debut Mawhrin Skel album 'Excession' is out now on CornDog Records. Catalogue number CORN018 Physical copies are available either from Corndog Records or via the PayPal button below.
‘Excession’ is the debut album by experimental electronic artist Mawhrin Skel (A.K.A Andrew Culture). Recorded on location in Cumbria and in Suffolk, ‘Excession’ is an aural journey through cultural and industrial progression.
Most tracks on the album have a strong foundation of field recordings and found sounds, manipulated to create new noise. From the rhythmic, throbbing, pulsing of the ancient Dutch barge engines in ‘Onderneming’, through the bright Scandinavian daylight of ‘Malmo’, to the anarcho-industrial mechanicals of ‘salsf’. Excession reflects the bright futurism of the open architecture of modern cities (‘Rotterdam’), while acknowledging the darker days of humanity, sung out by the mournful, contemplative trumpet and flugelhorn of ‘Last Dawn’.
The album also takes inspiration from the rural landscape in Suffolk (‘Tunstall’) and revels in the joy of loud musical expressionism with tracks like ‘Ontitlted’. Excession melds the natural world with the industrial, with sympathy and and (at times) childlike curiosity.
Excession is an album seeded by Andrew Culture’s background, playing bass in post-rock bands like ‘These Are End Times’. It was nurtured by the blossoming noise / electronica scene in Ipswich and Bury St.Edmunds (in Suffolk), and born of the optimistic joy of new musical discovery.