Muddies the borders between improvisation, field recording and composition


Decoys, the first release from multi.modal, sees sound artists Angus Carlyle and Mark Peter Wright collaborate to produce a
15-minute composition and a graphic score. This score, which deliberately withheld Wright and Carlyle’s intentions – hence the work’s title - was then interpreted by violinist Alison Blunt, pianist Claudia Molitor and trombonist Tullis Rennie, to form side B of this vinyl release.

Carlyle and Wright say about the work:

“We wanted to create a work that would somehow propel the immediate and futurological aspects of life on a damaged planet. There is a sense of environmental toxicity, debris, heat and movements of the human or more-than-human. Every sound was produced through experimental Foley (post-production) techniques, which seemed apt given the post-natural context we were working within; we were questioning notions of authenticity and the real within the framing and capturing of place.

We are really excited to have contributed the first multi.modal record – taking the opportunity to divert Foley from its usual naturalisms, creating a score that disclosed as much as it dissembled, hearing Blunt’s, Molitor’s and Rennie’s uncanny interpretation, working with a label who realize that graphic design forms part of a release’s content.”



                                                                                                                      VINYL | Padd to cartRICE £19.99 


                                                                                         MP3 | 320K 4.1 KHz 112.7 MB | Padd to cartRICE £7.99


                                                                                 FLAC 16 | 16 bit 44.1 KHz 194.2 MB | PRICE £8.99add to cart


                                                                                FLAC 24 | 24 bit 44.1 KHz 553.3 MB | PRICE £13.99 add to cart








1 Angus Carlyle & Mark Peter Wright - Decoys (Side A)

2 Claudia Molitor, Alison Blunt & Tullis Rennie - Decoys (Side B)



Artists: Angus Carlyle sound art | Mark Peter Wright sound art | Claudia Molitor piano | Alison Blunt violin | Tullis Rennie trombone


Cat # m.m01


Release date: 16 November 2018