Black Sea

Andrew Liles

Black Sea

Year: 2007
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records (MT130)
Format: CD

Olisbos (Introduced Instruments into the Belly of Another)
Padavona (The long running Dispute over the D.O.B of R.J.D)
Black Sea - Part iii (A Return to the Bottom of the Ocean)
Black Sea - Part ii (Danny Buoy)
Black Sea - Part i (Semen, Salt, Sweat, Blood, Seamen)

Forming part six of ‘The Vortex Vault’.

A thousand thanks to Ernesto Tomasini, Darius Akashic, Jackie Pickup and Jack Richardson-Cox who added voices to ‘Anhedonia’. Further thanks to Annie Kerr who plays violin on trks 2 and 5 and Richard Miles who supplied the ambience at the start of ‘Black Sea – Part I’.

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