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The Subject / The Object

by Leo Chadburn

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The Subject 20:00
The Object 20:00


Leo Chadburn’s first solo release in five years, The Subject / The Object explores an intense, individual approach to drone and minimal music, in which voice and language become sound-sculpture.

The album comprises two 20-minute long tracks. The Subject is a labyrinthine stream of consciousness, a breathless monologue, in which words seem to dissolve into noise; The Object is a monolithic "choir" of the composer's vocals.

The two tracks are intended as shadows of one another, the night and day of the same idea: music as object, always the same, giving the illusion of existing in space more than existing in time. The album also reflects Chadburn’s concept of music as a form of self-portraiture, with the idiosyncrasies and imperfections of his voice becoming the surface of the music.

The Subject uses vocal recordings, spring drums and synthesisers by Vermona; The Object uses only vocal recordings.


released June 26, 2020

Written, performed and produced by Leo Chadburn
Mastered by Leafcutter John


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Leo Chadburn / Simon Bookish London, UK

Leo Chadburn (London, UK) AKA Simon Bookish is a composer of experimental and 'avant-pop' music, vocalist and writer. His unpredictable work includes music for classical ensembles, dramatic solo performances that merge his voice with electronic music, and music for film and installation art. It has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6 Music, Resonance FM and internationally. ... more

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