Black Sheep

Andrew Liles

Black Sheep

Year: 2007
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records (MT134)
Format: CD

Anhedonia (Part 4)
The Auto Spirit & Familiar Phantoms
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Shaving Lady Godiva
Dolphin Skull
Anhedonia (Part 8)
Steak & Kidney Pudding
More than an Ewok
The Little Lambs of Buckfastleigh
Aint No Chance
Anhedonia (Part 7)
Effete Butcher
The Future is Uncertain

Forming part ten of ‘The Vortex Vault’.

Many thanks to Michael Liles and Esme Haynes who narrate on track 1, David Janssen who plays on track 2, Steven Wilson who re-constructed track 3, Annie Kerr who stroked stings on Tracks 7 and 10, Wolfgang Weiss who narrates on 11, Matt Waldron voice on Anhedonia (Part 8) and Gregg Sharpen and Colin Potter who inadvertently contribute to track 13.

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