Black Pool

Andrew Liles

Black Pool

Year: 2007
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records (MT135)
Format: CD

The Ariosa and Amorette
Dark Economics
Blue Mango
Golden Pipes
Hit and Miss Avant Garde Rubbish
Tintinnabulation of Church Bells
The Fat King and the Lean Beggar
Tea Tree (Part 3)
A Rose for the Lady
Time Travel Promenade
Pizza Ring
Onion Cordial
Spectral (Version 2)
All the Worse for the Fishes
Tourism and Re-development
Spectral (Version 3)
The All-Porcelain Set
Two Bottles of Thunderbird and a Dog Eating Sick
Beer Barrel
The Song of the Sad Panda

Forming part eleven of ‘The Vortex Vault’.

A million and one thanks to Jackie Potter who narrates on 2, 10, 15, 19 and 21, Colin Potter who supplied field recordings made in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, Freek Kinkelaar who narrates on 19, David Janssen who co-wrote and played on 6 and 11 and Brian Poole who co-wrote and supplied voices on tracks 3, 11, 14 and 20.

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