Sam Slater – I Do Not Wish To Be Known As A Vandal, Dinked Edition


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Dinked #185 comes from Sam Slater, the Grammy and Oscar winning producer of the scores to Chernobyl and Joker, both of which he worked on with his wife Hildur Gudnadotirr. The UK born, German resident also won acclaim for his scores to the films MOTHER! and Mandy and the Battlefield 2042 video game. The LP is released 10th June through Bedroom Community


In Slater’s own words; “The record was made just before the pandemic started, working closely with the distinct feed-backing Dorophone sounds of Hildur Guðnadóttir, Yair Glotman’s thunderous double-bass, James Ginzburg’s devotion to precise form and muting my reverb stems, the microtonal brass and woodwinds of Hilary Jeffrey and Sam Dunscombe and the infinite intimacy of Icelandic singer-songwriter JFDR. From Berlin, I would flag sounds I loved; some twitching strings, the stolen alto voice from an abandoned English chorale, some words from a climate scientist fleshed into a poem. These email attachments struck up a sort of sonic pen-pal program, with each person sending a sound, some words, some creative parameters and responding in turn. It became an exercise in receptivity, in which openness itself became a creative voice, hushing my tendency to micromanage every detail. These interactions were pulled together in late 2019 into a single piece written for two sides of a single 12” vinyl; one side describing collapse (Darn!) and the other, recovery (Kintsugi). Influenced by the 70s concept prog records of my childhood, the album loops without ending, so you were never really allowed to rest in safety, or wallow in the mess for too long.”

The Dinked Edition is limited to 500 copies on Galaxy Splatter colour vinyl in a Hot Foil printed outer sleeve with spot varnish text detail. It also comes with a signed postcard



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Weight 500 g