Thomas Park has been making sound for years as Mystified. PLM is happy to finally fill a long overdue spot in the PLM catalogue, no fault to Mystified in anyway for the delay ! This is new material and not 8 years old like the blank catalogue spot was.
The first part is an edit of Mystified's track, "Leakage Dub", from over a decade ago. The second is an edit of a track by les horribles travailleurs called "i remember your lost voice", written this year. Both draw from the same pool of tape loops collected by Thomas Park many years ago (and other sounds).
I was living with a friend in Chicago, out of work and quickly running out of money. I saw a sign that said "jobs available", and went in the building. These were pay per day factory jobs.. People were lined up to take them.
I was lucky and got a gig. I sat in the back of a station wagon with 5-6 others. They dropped us off at a plant outside of town.
The assistant foreman had me carving large wooden parts with an industrial saw. I couldn't get the hang of it (angering the ass't), so he gave me a broom and told me to sweep the floor of the plant.
Not long after that, I moved away from Chicago, seeking more reasonable quarters.