Wednesday 28 July 2021, 7.30pm
Death Is Not The End is Luke Owen. Comprising an NTS radio show and record label, DINTE seeks to unearth and bring light to archival music and field recordings with a focus on early gospel, blues, global folk, soundsystem tapes, pirate radio and various other audio curios.
"For years now, Owen has been building a collection of crumbling blues, pirate radio hauntology, spiritual music, ghost folk and dusty proto jazz, sharing it on his excellent NTS show and via his eponymous label. Now, armed with a pitch-controlled turntable and delay pedal, he gives some of these sounds his own unique spin, piping the music thru a process that magnifies the feeling of melancholy and nostalgia.
Woozy and disorienting, each track highlights the imperfections in the recordings, allowing surface noise and tape hiss to turn into instruments of their own. It's like a hybrid of Philip Jeck and Leyland Kirby: ghostly and distinct, but deep and absorbing, re-contextualising old sounds without a shred of cynicism." – Boomkat