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The Metaphysics of Urban Change

by Conflux Coldwell

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Outside Time 13:00


The field recordings that underpin much of this music were originally made as supporting materials for Michael C Coldwell’s ongoing multimodal project on the ‘disappearing city’, a work which seeks to document urban regeneration and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.

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 - vimeo.com/125325642
The Metaphysics of Urban Change - vimeo.com/247878406
Outside Time - vimeo.com/168094008
Slum Clearance - vimeo.com/247887148

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 the hauntology of media.

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