The Metaphysics of Urban Change

by Conflux Coldwell

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The field recordings that underpin much of this music were originally made as supporting materials for Michael C Coldwell’s ongoing multimodal project on the ‘disappearing city’, a work which seeks to document urban regeneration and degeneration, abandoned buildings and their demolition, in his home town of Leeds. The sound of unrelenting change is evoked in these time-stretched audio landscapes and distant echoes, our faltering memories of what came before, of places now lost.

This EP has been released for free now to help promote CC’s new cassette on Crooked Acres Records, “AM” - and forthcoming live album “Dead Air”, on the same imprint: watch this space for more information!

The tracks collected here were all written to soundtrack various experimental shorts and video installations created over several years by the artist, concerning the changing cityscape. The original video pieces can be found here:

Dismantle the Sun -
The Metaphysics of Urban Change -
Outside Time -
Slum Clearance -

Outside Time features samples of a live improvised drone performance by the Urban Exploration collective. Special thanks to Nath Page.


released December 19, 2017

All music and art by Michael C Coldwell except track 3 which features samples of the Urban Exploration collective


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Conflux Coldwell Leeds, UK

Michael "Conflux" Coldwell is a musician and artist from Leeds UK.

He is part of the Urban Exploration collective and works at the University of Leeds, where he conducts research into hauntology.

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