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husband material

by Chase Coley and Pascal Colman

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    ** PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A CASSETTE!! I had to select that option on Bandcamp in order to include a download of the album with purchases. This is actually...
    A solid glass "jewel case" without a CD in it, with layered prints of photographs of the instruments and recording process for the album. Very beautiful when the light shines through, and each one is unique, with a different combination of photos on each side...Comes encased in a hand-made and stamped cardboard box, also including essays/writings by the artists. A very limited lovely thing.

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plash 04:15
witness 01:24
( black ) 03:15
is this real 04:33
DATURA! 05:05
marks 01:44


Chase Coley & Pascal Colman ( name as such because they couldn’t agree on anything else that was sensible ) have been performing since 2014. They are a duo who practice a mode of non-idiomatic free improvisation that doesn’t sound ( at least not to my knowledge ) like much else out there.

Chase makes Instruments and Pascal makes complementary mistakes on his more traditional looking ( but no more traditional sounding ) setup and together they make a din / a racket / a lullaby / music ... maybe but ( and they themselves would be the first to attest to this ) no one’s quite sure.

The resultant it takes the guise of a freeform ambient sound collage. It is ambient music with teeth comprised of waterphone cries, the gritty, beautiful blanket tones of the Long Stringed Instrument ( big up to Ellen Fullman ), walkies talking, radio interference, feedback, finger picked guitar, miscellaneous tape recordings and bugged phone conversation.

They have performed a large number of shows as part of a ( predominantly south ) London based DIY art community in which they worked with ( now defunct ) temporary spaces like DIG!, more established performance / art spaces such as SET and Iklektic, and festivals such as Supernormal. Their debut EP Horror Music You Can Sleep To was released in October 2019.

husband material is released on The Lumen Lake as digital download and solid glass/vinyl print “jewel case” artefact.


released December 4, 2020

chase coley instruments, radios, television, walkie talkies, piano, things pascal colman guitar, radio, things

maya howard voice on tracks 2 & 9
cameron thomas feedback on tracks 2 & 9
rupert clervaux drums on track 3
frances howard voice on track 4
ben vince saxophone on track 7
sylvia silas voice on track 10

recorded by chase coley
mixed and arranged by pascal colman
mastered by rupert clervaux
album cover by alice howard


Johny Lamb for The Quietus -

"From the very first glistening moments of opening track ‘Plash’, I have a smile on my face, and I know that Husband Material is a release that is going to live with me for some time...Husband Material feels ideally suited to quiet, reflective headphone time. It is a joy to hear. While its ingredients hold all the challenges and noise-based problems of other works in a similar vein, the result is a place of intimate comfort and beautiful structures. Despite the tape hiss, the found sound, the big sudden reverbs, and the machine noise, it is always – somehow – pretty. It shouldn’t be perhaps, but it is...This is a remarkable and strangely accessible piece of work. Tasteful, beautiful and always fascinating."


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The Lumen Lake is an artist-run label for new and unusual music. Emerging from the primeval swamp of live nights of the same name at Lewisham Arthouse in SE London, and now based in South Ayrshire, the label celebrates DIY practice, alternative electronics, improvisation and other music that isn’t easily categorised. ... more

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