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Omit Box Set Announced From End Of The Alphabet Records

Omit Box Set Announced From End Of The Alphabet Records

Monday 15th January, 2018 12:29PM

Wellington-based experimental label End Of The Alphabet Records has announced a five compact disc collection of works by Blenheim electronic sound artist Omit (aka Clinton Williams) titled Enclosures 2011​-​2016. A hugely influential presence in Aotearoa's underground noise music community, Omit has been an active force since the early nineties releasing works via crucial New Zealand noise label Corpus Hermeticum, as well as his own Deepskin Conceptual Mindmusic label.

The new compilation sheds light on the artist's recent sonic practice, and will be accompanied by a collection of Omit's psychedelic drawings and contextual liner notes by sometime collaborator Bruce Russell of Dunedin noiseniks the Dead C. A rare live performer, Omit recently emerged from his Blenheim headquarters to play in Auckland as part of the Audio Foundation's Eeeow! Festival of experimental electronic music last November. Dive into deep cut 'Turner' from Enclosures 2011​-​2016 (which will be out this February) below...

Press release:

Since his first self-released cassettes in the early 1990s, New Zealand’s Clinton Williams AKA OMIT has been on a singular and personal musical journey. Described as one of the greatest outsider artists currently working in the field, OMIT employs home-built instruments constructed from modified electric motors and salvaged sound sources to create a startlingly original soundworld. It is a world he inhabits alone, isolated in the small town of Blenheim in southern New Zealand, but it involves a deep exploration of the human condition. Over the years OMIT’s music has become less noisy and more sparse and minimal, as open signal patterns and oblique textures pass each other in haunted spaces.

“Enclosures 2011-2016” is a 5xCD box-set co-released by Pica Disk (run by Lasse Marhaug out of Norway) and End of the Alphabet (run by Noel Meek in New Zealand) and collects OMIT’s most recent self-released albums, artifacts that originally came in super limited edition CDRs with hand-made covers between 2011 and 2016. Unavailable except directly from the artist, these beautiful works are now available remastered in a deluxe box-set along with OMIT’s famous surrealist drawings and science fiction themed artwork, plus liner notes by close friend and collaborator Bruce Russell (The Dead C/A Handful of Dust).

“Clinton Williams is the hardest-working man in minimal electronic music. He is one of two people I know fairly well who I honestly believe is possessed by genius.” – Bruce Russell (from the liner notes)

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