Transit Valley is the debut release from Joe Coghill, a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and experimental publisher based in Edinburgh.
Borrowing from multiple spheres of influence, his scattered output operates from a liminal position. His practice incorporates sound, video, performance, social sculpture, facilitation and media distribution.
His recent solo exhibition Veramusement 9-2-5 at Fruitmarket Gallery explored the life, influence and oeuvre of iconoclastic No-Wave outsider artist John Margotti.
"Listening over the test press for Transit Valley made me feel ALIVE for the first time. Truly aspirational stuff"- John Margotti
These four improvised works incorporate various field recordings and manufactured ambiences, haphazard multi-layered modular synthesis and unpredictable and disparate polyrhythms.
"Built from multiple live moments I often look to create a friction and balance between human and distinctly digital or technological processes and sounds. Incorporating perceived errors, unconventional compositional decisions and chance operations into the way I work, laying down my first takes as well as the way I manufacture the final edits." - Joe Coghill
released March 30, 2018
"The record is immense, I fucking love it... can't wait to play it out. It's totally saved me, I'm in an airport now on my way to London and was in a hungover stupor but it's got me so pumped. Thanks! Congrats on the record. The Label is wicked!"
- Sue Zuki (NTS, OH141, LAPs)
"An explosion of pure belting metals, like downtime at the capital tractor factory."
- Laurie Pitt (The Modern Institute, Golden Teacher)
“I appreciate Coghill’s complete lack of interest in melody as much as I appreciate his awareness that rhythm is the supreme essence of music in which all things are contained."
- Justin Tripp (Georgia, NTS)
“Thank you so much for sending this over, it’s awesome. I am loving this so much. Transit Valley sounds like a bouncy squash ball slamming around the place.
Exo-Transit is my fave, fucking mental!”
- Oliver Sabin (Plush, Bugatti)
“Epic Percussive Beast.”
- Donald Dust (No Bad Days, Lockah)
Mastered at Green Door Studio, Transit Valley is available on digital download from March 30th and limited 180g vinyl here and through Rubadub distribution from May 1st.