It’d be very easy for a music hack to talk about the Quiet Club on the surface level: a collective (or ‘entity’) based in Cork City, revolving around veteran sound-artist Mick O’Shea and performance-art pioneer Danny McCarthy, the outfit and their collaborators specialise in using both traditional instrumentation and found objects to create longform, improvised sound installations for the surroundings in which they find themselves.
Following its unveiling as part of an artistic installation in the tower of Lismore Castle Arts Gallery, Co. Waterford, Telepathic Lockdown Tape No. 7 and its accompanying works are seeing collected release on download via Takuroku, the lockdown label offshoot of prestigious London avant-garde/experimental venue Café OTO, where the group has previously performed live, as well as on cassette via Dublin sound-art outpost Farpoint.
While sound-art might be an acquired taste in the context of sitting down to play back a record or longform piece, placed in the context of installation, it takes on a different life, cleaving to a venue’s contours, such as Telepathic Lockdown Tape No 7 did in the tower of Lismore Castle Arts Gallery, at the behest of curator Paul McAree.
The Telepathic Lockdown Tapes, created by The Quiet Club, is available now as a digital download via Takuroku (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/category/takuroku/), and available soon on cassette via Farpoint Recordings.