Laszlo Spatchcock are Rupert of Nutwood, Mary Contrary, Chris Christ and Rosemary's Baby. They live in the small, but not insignificant, town of Lushwood Hills in Southern England, a home they share with other Sublamental artists, Todd Brunner and Cyanide Slugs. Here in this idyllic setting they make musical collages of live and studio performances, butchered and stitched by studio gimmickry.
LS started out as a live jazz combo, performing covers of Sun Ra, Zappa, Bacharach and Les Baxter to audiences of uninterested beer guzzlers at lonely establishments on the wrong side of the tracks. At this time there were three additional members of the band who eventually left because they genuinely had better things to do. Following this departure, the band decided to change directions and concentrate on original material only. Live performances then became entirely improvisational, and these were all recorded, albeit sometimes primitively.
As a relatively recent development, the members of Laszlo Spatchcock became enamoured with the idea of taking some of these live improvisational recordings and editing and adding to them in the studio in order to produce something more structured and composed. Experiments along these lines were fruitful, and these have led the band into unexpected new territories. So the work continues, and the results of these undertakings are heard here, exclusively at Sublamental.