The Usurp Tapes Vol.1

cassette artwork

Conspirators of Pleasure

Format : Cassette + Download,
Label : IMPEKA
£4 +pp

Side One – ‘Spaces’  –  an exploration of our everyday surroundings, mundane activities and forgotten objects. Located at Usurp Art, ‘Spaces’ is an inventory into the production of everyday life and an investigation into the infra-ordinary. The recordings document aspects of day to day life in the gallery through experiments in sound.

Side Two – ‘Species’ – an improvised live performance at the Usurp Gallery that concludes the inquiry into the art space as a site for public engagement and community creativity, with an emphasis on collabaration, chance and experimentation.

Poulomi Desai – modified sitar, electronics, things.
Simon Underwood  – adapted bass, electronics, stuff.
Jonas Gustafsson (special guest) – percussion, electronics, tapes.


"What speaks to us, seemingly, is always the big event, the untoward, the extra-ordinary…How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs everyday: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noise, the habitual? " Georges Perec

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