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Basil Kirchin Is My Friend – A Trunk Records Sampler
Basil Kirchin
Basil Kirchin Is My Friend – A Trunk Records Sampler
Trunk Records
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July 2017
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The late Basil Kirchin left an indelible impression on the British musical landscape. Across genres as diverse as library music, film scoring, field recording, post-punk and ambient music, Kirchin’s unique ear for the potential of any sound places him in the same ballpark as other polymaths like Arthur Russell. The trick of this Trunk Records compilation is to bring together Kirchin’s disparate factions into a coherent whole. Basil Kirchin is My Friend plays somewhere between a conventional LP and a mixtape. Tracks like the cosmic punk-funk jam ‘Silicon Chip’ sit between processed recordings of found sounds, and the LP is peppered with snippets of conversation in which Kirchin explains some of his methods. As a whole, the album is a moving insight into a singular artist.

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  1. 1 Kitchen Kirchin Excerpt 1 0:32 Basil Kirchin Buy
  2. 2 Assignment K 3 1:52 Basil Kirchin | John Coleman Buy
  3. 3 Bells 1:26 Basil Kirchin Buy
  4. 4 Primitive London 2 2:07 Basil Kirchin Buy
  5. 5 Shuttered Room Effects Tape 0:11 Basil Kirchin Buy
  6. 6 Birds 2 0:41 Basil Kirchin Buy
  7. 7 Shuttered Room 5 1:06 Basil Kirchin | Jack Nathan Buy
  8. 8 Charcoal Sketch 2 3:22 Basil Kirchin Buy
  9. 9 Kitchen Kirchin Excerpt 2 0:45 Basil Kirchin Buy
  10. 10 Quantum Part 1 (Opening section) 7:58 Basil Kirchin Buy
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