Tarquin Manek
Tarquin Magnet
Blackest Ever Black
Blackest047LP / Includes Download Code
printed inner sleeve
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1Sassafras Gesundheit 13:34
2Fortunes Past 1:25
3Fortunes Begun 3:07
4Perfect Scorn 10:28
5Blackest Frypan 6:17

A unique synthesis of time-dilating folk-jazz romanticism, brittle chamber dub and plasmic post-techno electronics, Tarquin Magnet is Australian artist Tarquin Manek's first full solo release on Blackest Ever Black, but by no means his first contribution to the label: he is one half of Tarcar (with Carla dal Forno) and a member of F ingers (with dal Forno and Sam Karmel).

Manek has been busy elsewhere, too: he released Th Duo, an LP made under his LST alias, on Another Dark Age earlier this year.

The disturbed and enchanted environments of Tarquin Magnet are the result of improvisation, domestic field recording and fastidious editing; for all its rough textures and strange juxtapositions, this is masterfully mixed and arranged music, its deep spatial dynamics and higher dub logic powerfully apparent.