A timely and welcome reissue of the first part of the trilogy of recordings by
Ferial Confine dating back to 1985.
Catalogue No. : Siren 021
Released by Siren Records, Tokyo
Release Date : 17 February 2013
Here sensitively remastered by Denis Blackham from the original master tapes at Skye Mastering and with a beautiful
facsimile mini LP style sleeve, made in Japan.
The Full Use Of Nothing was the first serious publication of music by
Andrew Chalk/Ferial Confine on cassette in the mid-eighties. Early experimentation in acoustic percussion and primitive multi-tracking techniques shaped the sound and spirit of these formative recordings, somehow very tentative but leading to an on-going fascination with subtle shifts in balance and nuances of sound within a limited palette, albeit in a wild and free series of performances here.
As the first part of the projected Siren re-issue trilogy ;
'The Full Use Of Nothing' (1985), 'Meiosis' (1985) and 'First, Second And Third Drop' (1986),
the primitive energy and somehow primeval expression of the first album is a vital key to the distinct changes and subsequent refinement that would follow afterwards and contains the pure essence of the project, from a different period almost 30 years past.
It is therefore fitting this being the first part of the trilogy.
The Full Use Of Nothing is in an edition of 500 copies with Japanese language obi and features the original reproduced artwork by Andrew Chalk for the album.
The CD was manufactured by in Japan. Layout by Magda Stepien, translations by Daisuke Suzuki.