Spoken word album incoming featuring the BBC broadcaster, architect and essayist
UK sound scavenger Mordant Music is collaborating on a spoken word album with essayist, polemicist, architecture critic and BBC broadcaster Jonathan Meades. Pedigree Mongrel features excerpts from three books: Pompey (1993), Meades’s blackly humorous novel set in Portsmouth; his architecture polemic Museum Without Walls, and his digressive memoir An Encyclopaedia Of Myself. Meades speaks in character, tries on various accents, occasionally breaks into song or cracks up with laughter, while Mordant Music provides uneasy background sounds and gives Meades’s voice the dub treatment. The LP is the fourth in the London based Test Centre label’s series of spoken word excursions, following discs from Stewart Home, Ian Sinclair and Chris Petit.
More details at Mordant Music.