JGT's Split 7" single with Teho Teardo

Santarcangelo is a split single between JG Thirlwell and Italian musician/composer Teho Teardo, It documents separate sound installations they did at the Santarcangelo festival in Italy a couple of years back. Released on Teardo’s Specula label, it is currently exclusively available from his website.¬† The pressing is limited to 500 copies, one hundred of which are on blue vinyl.

Thirlwell’s piece on the single, entitled Ecclesiophobia, is a recording distilled down to six minutes from a three hour installation piece. This involved a bottle of water¬† dripping onto a bass drum head through an intravenous attachment, which reflected ripples throughout a vaulted subterranean chamber and triggered a low frequency which resonated in another room. This was accompanied by a live manipulation of field recordings of church bells from the medieval town, along with other compositional elements, into a four channel installation.