First release is Mark Fisher and Justin Barton's On Vanishing Land (2006) featuring new music from Gazelle Twin, Baron Mordant, Raime and others
On 26 July Hyperdub will launch a new sub-label with an audio-essay written by Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher in 2006. On Vanishing Land is described as being about “a micropolitics of escape” as it recalls a walk along the Suffolk coastline between Felixstowe container port (“a nerve ganglion of capitalism”) and the Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo. “A walk under immense skies, through zones of deep time and within sunlit, liminal terrains, into the eerie.”
On Vanishing Land was initially part of an exhibition commissioned by The Otolith Collective and The Showroom in London and followed Fisher and Barton's first audio work Londonunderlondon in 2005. For this release newly composed tracks by John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, Baron Mordant, Raime, Pete Wiseman, Farmers of Vega, Skjolbrot, Eerie Anglia, Ekoplekz and Dolly Dolly act as a backdrop to the essay. It also includes a short essay by Barton, and a photograph taken by Fisher is used as the sleeve art.