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Axing Body is a series of compositions for electric piano, objects and effects. The album is part of a continuing process of creating sound as therapy and a distraction for coping with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The works aren’t representations of those conditions; but works created in reflective and confusing moments.

The titles are from images and phrases that have recurred during particularly painful experiences with depression and anxiety. These have been from words spoken, read and heard as well as images conjured during low moods.

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"Just north of half an hour and with a tempo rarely rising much above ‘inert’, Judkins’ piano parts sit centrally in the mix, chords seeping into one another with the help of a very natural-sounding room tone. ‘Void Of Heaven’ fades into the title track, unidentifiable buzzes and creaks giving way to the gaunt timbre of what might be a viola. The heartbeat of ‘Craved’ is electronic, if irregular – remember when Burial was ‘nightbus’ music? This is for the passengers who never alighted and got locked in the depot – and ‘Lead Cloud’ turns out to be a most fitting title for eight minutes of skin-prickle drone and sublow shudder. Conceived, it says here, as a kind of sonic therapy in the interests of Judkins’ own self-care, Axing Body is a deeply affecting release even before one becomes aware of this background info."

Noel Gardner, The Quietus

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released February 27, 2017

All sounds by Robbie Judkins

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Left Hand Cuts off the Right UK

Left Hand Cuts off the Right (Robbie Judkins) is an outlet for exploratory methods and composition. During live performances he plays with bent electronics, East African instrumentation, hand percussion, field recordings, loops and effects. The sounds are of otherworldliness, twinkling twitchings, habitual drones, crackling rhythms and oddities directing you, transfixed, through the wonderment. ... more

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