4th instalment of the C Joynes collaborative 45s project released by The GPS and Bo Weavil.
This one's a beauty; "A" side "To Samarkand For Prester John" features the crude instrumentation and brute choir of The Dead Rat Orchestra, freshly back from their hugely successful European tour as guests of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and was recorded at St Martins Church in Colchester and mixed in Asmara and Addis Ababa. Beautiful drone and wailing vocals in perfect tandem with C Joynes' expressive, thumb led picking - lovely stuff.
The reverse, "Joynes Norwich Cathedrals" features the found sounds and homemade instruments of Norwich sound artists Babygrand, with Glen Hall, collaborator with Gil Evans, Roswell Rudd and Lee Ranaldo, broadcasting from Toronto on tenor saxophone.