Nomex: Trocante Gramofony E.P.

Praxis 33
Trocante Gramofony E.P.

12″ – 1999

Mastered by Shane at Tape2Tape (later Finyltweek),

500 copies in late 1999.

100 copies re-press on black vinyl released May 10, 2021.

The A-side is a long version of Fire is the Centre, while the B-side consists in the incisive Life Destroy, the speaker shredding No-Step 2000 and shorter pieces and loops. Nomex mentioned several times that he thought of this as his best work. After being out of print for many years, we are releasing a vinyl re-press from the original plates in a limited edition of 100 copies in May 2021.

On vinyl the A-side ends with ‘Nett of Sound’, a fragment of noise, catapulting the needle on to the label in many cases.

The flip side starts with ‘Life Destroy’: Hypnosis recordings, test tones, waves of noise and a poem by William Blake are just some of the elements of this haunting soundscape.

O Rose thou art sick.
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night
In the howling storm:

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

The Sick Rose by William Blake

‘Stay Down’ and ‘Silence in the Burrow’ are again fragments, one ending in a locked groove, between the two “main tracks”, the second and final one being ‘No-Step 2000’, a speaker shredding adventure concluding the record.

Trocante Gramofony E.P. was originally released at the end of 1999.

Ever since this period we had the idea to release more material on Praxis.
When he played a Praxis/ Cagliostro party at Knochenbox in Berlin in 2010 this plan was invigorated.
We’ll be very happy to release this material in the near future.

Label scan of the A-side of the original 1999 pressing of Trocante Gramofony E.P. (Praxis 33)
Label scan of the B-side of the original 1999 pressing of Trocante Gramofony E.P. (Praxis 33)
Scan of the A-side label of the 2021 re-press of Traconte Gramofony E.P.
Scan of the B-side label of the 2021 re-press of Traconte Gramofony E.P.

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  • By Scud & Nomex: Maschinenbau EP on October 3, 2018 at 9:33 am

    […] artist. He ran the label Adverse and released a 12” on Praxis titled Trocante Gramofony in 1998 (Praxis 33). Formerly based in Croydon and London, he moved to New Zealand in the early 2000s where he […]

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