David Chesworth ~ Layer On Layer
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David Chesworth ~ Layer On Layer

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Chapter Music presents a vinyl reissue of Melbourne post-punk icon David Chesworth’s mutant punk-funk second album, 1981’s Layer On Layer.


After his revered 1979 debut 50 Synthesizer Greats (reissued by Chapter in 2017), David swapped the solo home-recorded synths for something very different - infec- tious, percussive art-funk weirdness.


21 years old in 1980, studying at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, David gradually worked out how to use the 8-track recording studio at the university’s music department. Working ‘under the radar’ at night and on weekends, Chesworth built Layer On Layer from the ground up, using non-instruments like telephone directories, books, cardboard boxes and metal car parts, as well as an Indondesian anklung, untuned acoustic guitar and autoharp.