Wormhole World is a label that hiapop has supported for some time as their ethos of a not-for-profit label is a breath of fresh air in the world of music.
Concentrating on leftfield and alternative sounds and noise, Wormhole World has very quickly become a well respected and crtically acclaimed label.
All June releases have now been announced and are available for pre order:
4 June 2021 - Eye In The Sky - For Horseolver Fat
Over the last 30 years, Manchester-based Dave Clarkson has been involved in many areas of music, mainly experimental. During the 80s, he recorded solo experimental / electronic music on cassettes under the name Central Processing Unit as well as playing drums in rock bands, playing a few early gigs in what was to become Boo Radleys. During the 90s, he played drums in the Manchester-based African band Odudua, as well as the space jazz noise band Whitecube. Dave also made a guest appearance on drums for a Marcel King gig in Manchester. He is also half of Scissorgun (with Alan Hempsall) and Spectral Bazaar (with Ruth Davies).
11 June 2021 - Mutant Beatniks - Animal Farm
The Mutant Beatniks started with the idea to produce short form Music Concrete pieces; noise music with an edge of outsider pop and breakbeat. Mutant Beatniks has experienced multiple band configurations with gaps in album production with different concepts and focuses. Many of their albums have been collaborations with other musicians and bands including members from William Strong and Upstairs (Animal Farm, 2008), Tool (Fountain, 2008 and Blazen, 2009), Dennis Ward (TRANSGRESSION, 2010), Shaun Robert, Victoria Clark and Frank Wright (ATLAS, 2011 and abstract, 2011), Mark Benson, and George Out.
18 June 2021 - BAG - Mapping Azure
Transatlantic duo Dan Allison (London, UK) and Jody DeSchutter (BC, Canada). Reconfigured field recordings, synths, vocals, homemade instruments and loops scaffold or entomb DeSchutter’s Dada-esque words, allowing the listener to co-navigate the landscape. Mapping Azure was originally released on cassette by Bloxham Tapes and was voted one of the best tapes of 2020 in the 'The Quietus' 'Spools Out' article. Mapping Azure, breathes fractured and cyclic narrative-like nonsense into vast soundscapes and pulses. It pushes forward over mountain and valley like breath, like water, like sky. Strange worlds are journeyed and mapped; sounds and words dissolve into colour and back again.
25 June 2021 - Cities and Memory - Fernweh
Cities and Memory is a global, collaborative sound art and mapping project that remixes the world, one sound at a time. The project covers more than 100 countries and territories with more than 4,500 sounds, and more than 850 contributing artists. Every location on the Cities and Memory sound map features two sounds: the original field recording of that place, and a reimagined sound that presents that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new. The listener can explore places through their actual sounds, to explore reimagined versions of what those places could be – or to flip between the two different sound worlds at leisure.