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Repetititive Music

by Competition

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited Edition Tape, featuring artwork by Competition on tracing paper j-card.

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grow(n) 04:32 video
saint 03:44
oh know 02:48
guitar 02:43
30% 03:51
misery space 02:17
violins 02:20
material 03:35


Competition makes a blue return to Slip with 'Repetititive Music': a sawn-off songbook of doting vocals and incisive, heart-ache instrumentals, carried with a soft swagger.

Poised between insistence and tenderness, 'Repetititive Music' is an assured, dreamy successor to 2018's 'You turned into a painting'. As ever, there is Competition's rare care and delight in the unadorned material of modern song. Chopped strings, keys, machines and speech are screwed with classical grace. A voice pines and frays as it circles. Beyond the cut and the loop something yearns and lingers.

Craig Pollard (aka Competition) is a quietly pivotal figure in Newcastle's musical underground, curating events as one half of the Wild Pop collective and operating across the city's artist-led communities. A collection of Craig's writing - 'Inside A Gleaming Feeling' - is forthcoming on Glasgow press The Grass is Green in the Fields For You.

'Repetititive Music' [SLP050] is available from April 2020 on cassette and download. Artwork by Competition. Mastered by Phil Begg. Distributed by Boomkat.

*NOTE* bonus track 'tell me what you want to hear (ssoobs sample)' is included in the download only, not featured on the tape.


released April 29, 2020

written & recorded by Competition
additional vocals on 'material' by Dawn Bothwell
mastered by Phil Begg
artwork by Competition


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