Grays Thurrock, Essex
-Critically-acclaimed pressed CD (not CD-R) out now. Monochrome, matt, gatefold card packaging. Available below from Norman Records store-
Welcome to my grey, lost past of industrial hauntology, sinister public information films and drab Cold War Britain.
All music including drum parts and sound design created entirely from scratch using analogue and digital hardware synths, tape bouncing and self-sampling. I don't use any ready-made sample library beats, loops, music, sounds or effects.
All music written and produced by Chris Sharp.
All graphics and visual design by Chris Sharp.
(c) 2010 - 2015 Chris Sharp
(p) 2010 - 2015 Chris Sharp
All rights reserved. Strictly no unauthorised use. Some tracks ISRC-registered in the UK.
Please don't ask to use my music for free for your vanity project, as refusal often offends.
All enquiries via email only. No PMs please: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unprompted quotes from nice people:
'Brilliant! Concretism is the perfect accompaniment to Scarfolk'
-Richard Littler, Creator of Scarfolk.
'A sonic exploration of a rabies-blighted parallel past, frazzled by microwaves, where people in carefully-planned towns live in perpetual fear of nuclear obliteration.'
'It sounds like Hauntology was always going to sound; a little old, a little new. It sort of re-imagines that world as it could have been.'
'Enjoyable well-executed stuff'
-Simon Reynolds, music critic (The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire, Mojo)
'This guy out-Ghost Boxes Ghost Box. Hauntological heaven.'
-Mike Innes, They Go Boom!!
'Indeed it is Chris Sharp's genius that everything on this album is brimfuI of melody and fully realised as songs; these compositions are absolutely not abstract bleeps and blips, but instead are a proper electronic suite of graceful and stately tracks that work easily as well individually as they do as a whole.'
-Grey Malkin, The Active Listener
'Words have yet to be invented to describe the unique magnificence that is concretism, so I will have to stick with 'uniquely magnificent'.'
'[Town Planning] continues to retain its refined quality in this retrogressive, sad-eyed and austere vein which would be slightly too familiar if the tunes weren't so damn melodically strong and texturally engaging.'
-Brian, Norman Records
'Music for visiting Orford Ness to, alone'
-Paul Osbourne, photographer for Compound Eye.
'On a par with the Ghost Box output at the very least, full of great ideas behind the tracks.
I don't know whether to cry, smile, be afraid, or just take note.'
'I find the un-titled bonus track at the end of the album [Town Planning] one of my favourite pieces of music of all time.'
-Steve Tree, The Committee for Sonic Research.