Momus (Nick Currie) (b. 1960)


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Hearspool (2013-2017)


  1. Hearspool 1: George Apollo (January 18th 2013)
  2. Hearspool 2: A Humble Gardener (January 31st 2013)
  3. Hearspool 3: Come-Along Judy (February 14th 2013)
  4. Hearspool 4: Noise Is A Monster (March 14th 2013)
  5. Hearspool 5: Fat People (March 28th 2013)
  6. Hearspool 6: The Miracle of Pie (April 11th 2013)
  7. Hearspool 7: Kakistocracy (April 25th 2013)
  8. Hearspool 8: Venice (May 9th 2013)
  9. Hearspool 9: Obsession (May 23rd 2013)
  10. Hearspool 10: Adorno (June 6th 2013)
  11. Hearspool 11: My Father (June 20th 2013)
  12. Hearspool 12: A Strange Emotion (July 4th 2013)
  13. Hearspool 13: Frank (July 18th 2013)
  14. Hearspool 14: Ink and Velvet (August 1st 2013)
  15. Hearspool 15: The Great Reversal (August 18th 2013)
  16. Hearspool 16: A Hewed Man (August 29th 2013)
  17. Hearspool 17: The Overman (September 11th 2013)
  18. Hearspool 18: A Weeping Willow (September 24th 2013)
  19. Hearspool 19: Obscene Drawings (March 1st 2016)
  20. Hearspool 20: Coco Chanel (March 14th 2016)
  21. Hearspool 21: My Secret Deeds (April 6th 2016)
  22. Hearspool 22: Half-Baked Lazarus (May 16th 2016)
  23. Hearspool 23: Walkaway (September 1st 2016)
  24. Hearspool 24: Aspects of the Night (November 15th 2016)
  25. Hearspool 25: Knock Knock (February 3rd 2017)






Hearspool is an ongoing series of hourlong experimental radiophonic pieces by Momus. They were originally commissioned by Basic.FM in Newcastle, England. At first there are Sherlock Holmes spoofs and Cutleresque songs, but later it’s more about re-editing BBC radio talks and intercutting snippets from documentaries about artists or travel. Themes (noise, cities, insatiability) are announced and then restated in increasingly jumbled forms. Surrealism, estrangement, horror and hauntology become the norm, with the eerie, the antiquated, the refined and the fatigued rubbing up against an unexpected ASMR-friendliness (which makes Hearspool, apart from anything else, a seductive insomnia remedy). -- Momus