A Crèche for the Lonely and Peculiar [SLP003] is the debut release of from GOVES, alter ego of composer Larry Goves. Derived from a set at a Slip Discs showcase last summer in Manchester, the three tracks present a sound with all the physical quality of a live performance, and feature contributions from percussionist Harry Percy and cellist Oliver Coates. The release also includes a remix from composer and label co-founder Laurie Tompkins.
Simple sound sources are responded to or processed beyond recognition. These sounds start off as unpredictable and impersonal (radio static), become gradually more human and predictable (the sounds of a train journey) and end as something identifiable, completely controlled and personal (a simple precomposed melody for cello). The result is a hazy sequence of elusive loops, ambient harmony and concrete noise.