Touch’s Touch Sevens series of 7″ releases returns after a prolonged absence with an offering from Bruce Gilbert, entitled Monad.
Gilbert, best known for his role in art-rock godheads Wire, has enjoyed a quietly illustrious career in experimental sound and art since the 1960s, and made groundbreaking incursions into electronic music in the 1980s . This year he collaborated live with Mika Vainio, and had his groundbreaking 1986 album The Shivering Man reissued by Vienna’s Editions Mego.
Described by its maker simply as “Coruscating | Metallic | Hard | Structured Chaos | Loud”, Monad consists of two 2:42 tracks, ‘Ingress’ and ‘Re-exit’, produced by Gilbert on Korg Monotron Analogue Ribbon synth, Zoom RFX-200, Korg Kaos Pad 2 and Apple GarageBand. It’s available now, clad in typically striking sleeve design and photography from Jon Wozencroft.