Frankenstein Sound Lab – Workfare = Slavery
From the mini-album Austerity (2014)
“The Plan Is Working…” from the forthcoming Frankenstein Sound Lab mini-album Austerity.
A sort of musique concrete piece built around voice samples and featuring your friends and mine David Camoron and Iain Drunken Smith.
I’m doing the final mixing on the other 3 tracks, and they should be available for free download in the near future.
Starlight Castle, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland
From the album Spirit Of Place (2014). Music generated from photographs of sites in North East England (ancient and modern), using the free i2sm programme (google it !) and mixed with ambient sound recorded at the sites, to create a representation of the spirit of the place.
See more at the Spirit Of Place website – http://spiritofplace.weebly.com
Frankenstein Sound Lab – http://maliceinsunderland.weebly.com/
Conversation Piece is a sculpture by Spanish artist Juan Munoz, located at Littlehaven, South Shields.
The 22 figures are around 1.5 meters tall and weigh around a quarter of a ton.
More info/pictures at: http://spiritofplace.weebly.com
We announce the release of a new album by FRANKENSTEIN SOUND LAB.
Titled Radio Frankenstein International, it is a collision between chance encounters ( in the form of random samples found on short wave radio) and structured music.
Free listen & download from the Malice In Sunderland website –
Another from the Spirit Of Place project.
Dalden Tower is a ruined fortified medieval manor house on the outskirts of Seaham, County Durham.
The manor of Dalden was probably in existence in the 12th century, in possession of the Escolland family. The first documentary evidence dates from c.1320 when Sir Jordan de Dalden sought permission to build a private chapel.
Shortly after this the manor passed by marriage to the Bowes family. It was the Bowes family who were responsible for the building of the tower.
In 1615 it was passed again by marriage to the Collingwoods and subsequently was purchased by the Milbank family.
Lord Byron married into the Milbank family of Seaham, though they weren’t living here then…did he ever visit the tower ?
According to the Durham historian William Hutchinson, writing at the end of the 18th century, it had long been derelict.
Today, the ruins always remind be of of standing stones, the three remaining sections of wall like a trio of monoliths.