Black Mamba

Andrew Liles

Black Mamba

Year: 2007
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records (MT129)
Format: CD

Mr. Misery
An Interim
Phosphorescent Tree Dweller
Otter Holt
Black Mamba Dub
People (and what they have to say)
Sweep as in Sooty
Sun Baked
Ghost Breath (A Lament for a Bear Cub called медвежонок)
Some Women do not Love their Children
A Subtle Brush Off
Theme for the Man with Wooden Legs
You Got Good Taste
Anhedonia - Part 2
Dirty Pillows and Vulgar Sacks
Lifestyle to Accommodate Beard
How can you Think that Way?
It’s now 1977
Crimson Tide

Forming part five of ‘The Vortex Vault’.

Special thanks to Jackie Pickup who narrates on ‘Anhedonia – Part 2’ & Leah Pickup who narrates on ‘Some Women…’. Filthy thanks to Mason Ball and Elisabeth Hannah for voices on ‘Dirty Pillows and Vulgar Sacks’. Also many thanks to Richard Miles for the insect recordings used on trk 4.

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies plus 100 numbered and signed copies available from Andrew Liles.
Gatefold sleeve made with 24 point cardstock, with an insert, a coupon and a black Obi Strip around the CD.

The Vortex Vault was originally released as a collection of 12 CDs. The discs came out on the first of every month from December 2006 through to November 2007. The entire collection is available at the Andrew Liles download site.


Bizarre Magazine
Consisting of 12 individually released CDs, this is, in part, a collection of unreleased material from one of the UK’s finest electronic experimentalists’ studio archives. A collaborator with similar sound envelope-pushers such as Nurse With Wound and The Hafler Trio, Liles’ music mixes minimalist drones with antique instrumentation and natural noise for a sonically surreal sound. This is dark ambience in its most eclectic form – sublime, sinister and visually spectacular.
By Billy Chainsaw