Turds of the Reformation is a fully synthetic collective dedicated to Renaissance obscenity.
Diet Of Worms
Diet of Worms was recorded on site in Haus 99, Basel, during Art Basel, using 16th-century insults for its lyrics and reimagining these as hardcore punk.
released August 4, 2016
Andrew Paine: voice, guitar, piano, radio, field recordings, drums
Sybren Renema: voice, saxophone, xylophone, drums, accordion, synthesiser, drum computer, field recordings, smashed TVs
Rabelaisian lyrics re-invented as late 60s sexy French music.
released September 6, 2016
Morgane Duss – voice, theremin, keyboards, drum computer
Andrew Paine – beats, bleeps and voice
Sybren Renema – little instruments, theremin, keyboards, drum computer, saxophones and voice
The Chaucer Years
‘The Chaucer Years’ is a live recording, taken from a session on Radiophrenia, 2017.
Radiophrenia was a temporary art radio station – a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. It was broadcast live from Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, aiming to promote radio as an art form, encouraging challenging and radical new approaches to the medium.
‘The Chaucer years’ features Richard Youngs as ‘gunslinger for hire’. He is credited as ‘Richard the Turd’ on the album.
Strong Belgian beer was consumed during the recording of this session, which may account for the looseness of the material.