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  • Cocktail Party Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Professionally duplicated cassette with bright red shell, labels and coloured insert in the Linear Obsessional Cassette Imprint (design by David Little) in a clear case with download coupon.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cocktail Party via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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First Mojito 12:20
Euzian 10:38
Schnops 11:37


The cocktail party effect is the phenomenon of being able to focus one’s auditory attention on a particular stimulus while filtering out a range of other stimuli, as when a partygoer can focus on a single conversation in a noisy room. This effect is what allows most people to “tune into” a single voice and “tune out” all others. It may also describe a similar phenomenon that occurs when one may immediately detect words of importance originating from unattended stimuli, for instance hearing one’s name in another conversation.

Klaus and Paul’s “Cocktail Party” is a collaborative project facilitated by file-sharing during Lockdown in early 2021. Material recorded in Berlin and Sussex.


released August 23, 2021

Klaus Janek (Italy) – processed doublebass
Paul Khimasia Morgan (UK) – guitarbody & feedback system

Berlin based composer and double bassist Klaus Janek has worked with Bill Dixon, Yan Jun, Axel Dorner, Milena Kipfmuller, Eric OneKey, Cristian Vogel, Scott R Looney and others, and recently released Almenrauschen, a 5 lp set of recordings.

Paul Khimasia Morgan describes himself as “…predominantly an improvisor…”, but he is also a music writer and occasional concert promoter. He is currently working on projects with Steve Beresford, Rubber Bus, Stray Transmission, Ed Pinsent, Daniel Spicer and previous recordings have been released by Confront, MRM, Linear Obsessional, Absence of Wax, Con-V, Cronica and engraved glass. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Paul regularly presents the monthly “Archive Of Aural Detritus” podcast, initially to compile ten years' worth of live recordings made at Aural Detritus events but which more recently focuses on an intriguing mix of improvised, experimental and composed sound and the area where the gallery and the act of listening meet.


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2012 - 2022

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