Hyperdub to launch new spoken word sub-label, Flatlines





Starting with an audio essay that channels Brian Eno, Picnic at Hanging Rock and horror shorts.

Hyperdub has announced the launch of Flatlines, a new sub-label dedicated to spoken word.

The imprint’s inaugural release will be an audio essay by sound theorist Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher called On Vanishing Land.

On Vanishing Land is a work devised by Barton and Fisher, that recalls a walk along the Suffolk coastline and sees the theorists discussing capitalism and the ‘eerie’, as well as horror writer M.R. James’s short story Oh Whistle and I’ll Come To You My Lad, Joan Lindsay’s novel Picnic At Hanging Rock and Brian Eno’s 1978 album On Land.

The piece also features new tracks from John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, Baron Mordant, Raime, Pete Wiseman, Farmers of Vega, Skjolbrot, Eerie Anglia, Ekoplekz and Dolly Dolly.

On Vanishing Land was originally conceived part of an exhibition commissioned by The Otolith Collective in collaboration with The Showroom in London, and came about as a result of the ongoing installation series at Hyperdub boss Kode9’s monthly Ø parties at Corsica Studios.

Head here for more info in advance of Vanishing Land’s 26th July release, check out the cover artwork and tracklist below.


1. On Vanishing Land A
2. On Vanishing Land B