Boomkat Product Review:
Newly remastered and wrapped up with 4 tracks not included on its original 1981 tape release, ‘The Where House?’ is the 2nd of Colin Potter’s 6 early DIY tape releases to receive a new lease of life on vinyl, rendering an unmissable window into one of UK post-punk and experimental music’s singular engineers/producer/artists, who would collaborate with Nurse With Wound, Current 93, and Andrew Chalk, and more recently in the Potter Natalizia Zen trio for Not Waving’s Ecstatic. It should be stressed that the bonus tracks are ace, ranging from a steep chromatic wormhole to nasty, snap jawed electro and outer-limits synth pulses
“‘The Where House?’ was recorded in 1981 at IC Studio, a converted wash house in Sutton on the Forest in North Yorkshire. The album was self-released on cassette that same year via ICR. This expanded double LP edition features all 13 tracks from the original tape on vinyl for the first time plus 4 bonus tracks. ‘The Where House?’ is a prime example of early UK post-punk/industrial electronic music. “Combining dub, electro, and krautrock rhythms with psychedelic, kosmische noise in multiple mutations ranging from almost pop-wise songcraft to horizon-scanning motorik flights,” says Boomkat.
Most of the damage was done by Colin using guitars, synths, sequencers, drum machines, percussion, and modified toy keyboards with fairly primitive 4-track recording equipment. He was assisted on some of the tracks by Stephan Jadd-Parry (guitar, percussions), Jon Caffery (guitar, bass, e-bow, percussion) and Nick Jackson (synth).”