About this compilation: Vague memories from the archives of Ground Collective, the Hull Music Archive and WORM Pirate Bay. Recorded live June 23th/24th/25th at the Humber Street Gallery, UK.

This wonderful edition is the result of the 3 day WORM showcase in Hull City of Culture, UK. A sound collage of no less than 3 hours spread over 3 tapes, made by WORM’s illustrious avantgardistic archive, the WORM Pirate Bay. What they did during those 3 wild days (in the Humber Street Gallery down on Hull’s waterfront) was pulling material from Hull’s Ground Collective, The Hull Music Archive and the Pirate Bay’s own favourites in a BIG blender, adding live recordings of talks, readings from local zines, poetry and madness to the mix. Here’s an impression of the whole extravaganza by one of the locals, eg a hacker artist with Danish roots…

“Within the snazzy Humberstreet gallery in the newly renovated marina in Hull somehow a Wormhole opened to Rotterdam, and out came pink haystack aliens and whatnot. There were clearly some displacements in space: downstairs was security guards and £3 for a piece of cake; upstairs a gratis bring-and-share and a mess of zines and activist literature, from Lawrence Lessig about Creative Commons, and about antisocial architecture, that the guests were invited to copy in the photocopier (but “Please don’t cut up the originals” as a big sign said), cut and paste into something new. Meanwhile cassette tapes of avant-garde music (e.g. Gjewdieparl’s “100% socialist techno”) was being played and swapped, and filtered through free software tracker software, while the Wormists were sitting under the table, taping our feet together, reading aloud passages of this literature porridge onto a microphone (I recognized a part about Newcastle Uni art degree show being read at one point). Then, in a giant boxing ring, people were sharing poems, and next to it some fact about how many boxing clubs there are in Hull (many!). I think I recall someone nailing a loaf of bread to the wall..? Why not.” (Memories from Ground)

Mixed and narrated by: Mariette Groot, Jos Gerrit van Beek, Piupiu-Maya Turei, Richard Foster, Florian Borstlap, Jacco Weener and Frederic Van de Velde

Product Details:
Edition of 30 copies

Roots Change

3 x 60’ (30’ each side) – 3 hours in total
Coloured tapes (Yellow, Azure Blue & Pink)
Hand stamped labels and 3 x 10 unique transparent cover prints
Deluxe hard plastic case to hold 3 audio cassettes – some with glitter