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1 05:32
2 05:30


- field recordings, tapes, max/msp, sine tones

Recorded in London and Dungeness

brak is a pair of timbral studies.
Sine tone oscillators, clicks, and cassette
field recordings stop and start;
drifting blocks of sound.

brak - Scots for break, as in broken waves ‘rolling towards the sea shore.’


Mastering - Jos Smolders
Photography - Emma Dove

Released on Soft Error


"Employing subtle sine tone oscillations and field recordings as sonic source material, the two short pieces simply titled “1” and “2” gently explore timbre and presence...This is an excellent, restrained effort, both in terms of content and length, and a thoroughly remedying listen."
Tiny Mix Tapes

"The sudden edits act like the reaction-shot in a slasher pic. The victim’s eyes are wide and mouth flaps in a wordless scream. The micro-second before the meathook is revealed an absence opens up in the grainy VHS. Magnify this one thousand times to watch the red, blue and green pixels dance in random ecstasy."
Radio Free Midwich

"When duration is often such a key aspect of experimental musicking, it’s easy to forget the attraction of brevity. But time limits can sharpen the focus of both artist and listener – done right, you end up with a no-messing synergy in which everyone’s a winner. Phil Maguire’s ‘Brak’ understands the benefits of such shrinkage. Comprising two five-minute chunks of muted churn and grind, mixing cassette field recordings with sine tones and electronics, it doesn’t hang about. Nevertheless it rewards attention."
We Need No Swords


released November 27, 2017


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