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about

In March of 2020, for the first time since its inception in 2008 Leicester's monthly Quadelectronic improvisation session at Quad Studios had to be cancelled due to hitherto unique and unprecedented circumstances: the public's enforced lockdown against contamination from Covid-19. As a nearest achievable alternative, Quadelectronic's "ringmaster" Chris Conway had the idea of doing it remotely via contributed solo recordings which could then be mixed into intuitive combinations. Jim Tetlow took on the role of creative mixer, intuitively grouping sympathetic material together into exciting new pieces, very much in the spirit of Quadelectronic's live improvisations.

This album comprises pieces selected by Jim as his personal subjective favourites from 2020 and is not intended as a "best of" compilation. In many instances pieces have been edited down to more easily digested durations; it should in fact be considered as two album-length collections, each comprising eleven tracks.

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released January 16, 2021

Andy Atyeo - laptop sonics, guitar, vocals, percussion
Alan Bellamy - vocals, effects
Victoria Bourne - synthesizer, piano, vocals, percussion
Chris Conway - synthesizer, piano, zither, vocals, effects
Jez Creek - synthesizers
Steve Escott - bass, effects
P. Anthony Fowler - synthesizer, guitar
Alan Freeman - laptop sonics
Nigel Harris: laptop sonics
John Hinks - guitar
Adam Naworal - harmonium
Aimee Naworal - synthesizer, vocals
Jasmin Seidel - harp
Walt Shaw - electronics, percussion
Andrew Stirton - guitar, synthesizer
Jim Tetlow - laptop sonics, archive material
Chris Thornhill - laptop sonics
Michal Wojciechowski - electronics

Mixed, compiled, edited and mastered by Jim Tetlow
(tracks 9 and 12 mastered by Andrew Stirton)

Artwork by Jim Tetlow, montaging elements from the covers of United Isolation Ensemble albums whose tracks were featured on this compilation. Source imagery courtesy of FreeImages.

Produced by United Isolation Ensemble, 2020

Further listening:
Andy Atyeo: soundcloud.com/phong
Victoria Bourne: victoriabourne.com
Chris Conway: chrisconwayelectronic.bandcamp.com
Jez Creek: modulator-esp.bandcamp.com
Steve Escott: bollnaswolverines.bandcamp.com
Alan Freeman: alanfreeman.bandcamp.com
Nigel Harris: sksg.bandcamp.com
John Hinks: soundcloud.com/flownblue
Adam & Aimee Naworal: tomokiescup.bandcamp.com
Walt Shaw: waltshaw.co.uk
Andrew Stirton: soundcloud.com/frugaltunes
Jim Tetlow: jimtetlow.bandcamp.com
Chris Thornhill: adrysalter.bandcamp.com
Michał Wojciechowski: yodest.bandcamp.com

Other combinations featured on this compilation:
Andy Atyeo & Jim Tetlow: uvspectra.bandcamp.com
Chris Conway & Jim Tetlow: memorywire.bandcamp.com
Steve Escott & Jim Tetlow: inflotation.bandcamp.com

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United Isolation Ensemble Leicester, UK

The United Isolation Ensemble was born when Covid-19 lockdown forced current cessation of Leicester's monthly Quadelectronic nights at Quad Studios. Rather than live group improvisation, the concept is for solo performance material sent via online transfer and overlaid into interesting and unexpected combinations. ... more

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