The Wire


Listen: Dave Phillips compositions

July 2014

Listen to tracks from the composer and sonic activist's expansive album on the Schimpfluch-Gruppe's new label.

Based out of Zurich, Dave Phillips has been performing and recording music for over two decades. Homo Animalis is his most recent release and is the first on the Swiss artist collective Schimpfluch-Gruppe's new label.

The album develops Phillips's concept of humanimalism. Nick Cain (in The Wire 366) says: "An exact definition of humanimalism is hard to pin down – a kind of different state of awareness and inquiry achieved through withdrawal and rejection – but it’s clearly derived from Phillips’s commitment to animal rights (buried in several of the tracks are what could be the sounds of animals in varying degrees of distress) and his frequent critiques of organised religion."

Phillips has also been a member of Fear Of God, Ohne and Dead Peni (his one man sludge metal project). More on Phillips's work here.

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