A HANDFUL OF DUST: Topology Of A Phantom City Cassette
Topology of a Phantom City was a cassette originally released in 1996 on Bruce Russell’s glorious Corpus Hermeticum label, and this reissue captures the spirit of the original version by…well, by also being on cassette. For these recordings, the core members of A Handful of Dust—guitarist Russell (The Dead C) and violinist Alastair Galbraith—are joined by Peter Stapleton (Terminals, Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy) on percussion and synthesizers. The two sprawling paeans to the glories of improvised invention ride waves of menacing intensity and freeform scrawl. This reissue is a refreshed opportunity for fans to hear one of the more obscure recordings in A Handful of Dust’s catalog. It also marks the first in a series upcoming cassette releases on Ba Da Bing—leading with their shiniest leg first.
1. The City Of The Sun
2. The City Of God/Negative Jerusalem