audet010 Tim Hodgkinson / Ken Hyder / Jason Kahn / Paul Khimasia Morgan Butchers Wood compact disc/ download
audet007 Blanca Regina/Steve Beresford/Richard Sanderson/Paul Khimasia Morgan The Phantom Sunrise cd
audet006 Daniel Spicer & Paul Khimasia Morgan SU:V22 cd-r / download

Tuesday 13 February 2024

A Walk To The Chattri out now - free download



This is a short album of what I refer to as "process sound walking", whereby I freely interact verbally with a pair of portable recording devices while exploring a location in what is to me a kind of rural mini-dérive.

The possibilities afforded by a pair of recording devices is explored most thoroughly in "Back Toward The South Downs Way A Skylark Nesting" where the waves of feedback, wind-noise, birdsong and distant narrative were created by overdubbing from one device to the other in real time. My motivation for this activity is to make my own record my perception of a gradual insidious encroachment of development of landscape, and subsequent potential loss of wild habitat in rural and semi-rural areas. Although the South Downs is protected from development having been given the status of a National Park, planning permission had been granted for 500 new houses less than half a mile away from the site of the start of this soundwalk. At the time of release, that housing development is nearing completion, with the total eradication of a meadow habitat essential to ground-nesting skylarks and other birdlife.

Additionally - simply for my own entertainment possibly - I wanted to present material evidence of me talking to myself; something I catch myself doing more and more these days.

My narrative is deliberately banal - factual descriptions of the landscape I was seeing ahead of me, around me or on the ground as I walked, along with the occasional brief interaction with other walkers. My intention was to produce a simple document. Sometimes there is the sound of a gate opening and closing. Despite passing a livery at the start of the walk, no horses were encountered this time, sadly.

Recorded January 2022.

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Tim Hodgkinson, Ken Hyder, Jason Kahn, Paul Khimasia Morgan cd / dl


Document of a live outdoor performance in Sussex, UK before an invited audience in October 2021.

Tim Hodgkinson - Klarnt, occasional voice, small percussion

Ken Hyder - voice, dungur shaman drum, ting-sha small cymbals, rolmo cymbals, small percussion

Jason Kahn - voice

Paul Khimasia Morgan - feedback, transducers, contact mics, stereo pre-amp, small objects

Recorded by Will Montgomery.


cd / dl


Saturday 11 December 2021

Incoming January 2022


Dennis Wong aka SIN:NED

Vivian Xiaoshi Qin & Hui Ye

Echo Ho

Sheng Jie


Joseph Young


Monday 13 September 2021

Jason Kahn in Brighton October 2021


JASON KAHN  - modular eurorack synthesiser

PAUL KHIMASIA MORGAN  -  guitar body & feedback system

DANIEL SPICER & SALLY MEGEE  -  piano, bamboo sax, percussion, words

dj Fiery Biscuits

£8 / £6 concs plus booking fee



A quartet of

JASON KAHN - voice

KEN HYDER - percussions



Free / donation

Information is at Sat 30th October tab on this site

Monday 5 July 2021

Tribute to Embla Quickbeam


Embla Quickbeam at Aural Detritus Concert Series microfestival, Phoenix Brighton, June 2013

photo by Geoff Reader

All of us at Aural Detritus are very sad to hear of the passing last month of Rowan Forestier-Walker who performed and recorded under the name Embla Quickbeam.

Jez riley French has written about her work here:


On Embla Quickbeam

In November 2020, Rowan contributed her piece "to the centre" to the "JOY Of Isolation" cassette release.  Originally intended to be a series of performances at Brighton's The Ceramic House art  gallery, due to the pandemic this project became a file-sharing exchange with all artists producing material for it remote from each other.  Rowan transformed household sounds from her kitchen into an intriguing soundworld as if by an alchemical process.  She performed a beautiful solo set at Aural Detritus Concert Series microfestival at Phoenix Brighton in June of 2013, and I performed on the bill with her at Simon Whetham's Active Crossover at Sanctuary Cella, Hove in February 2010.  I first met her when she performed with her friend Aimie as Walpurgis Night in February 2007 at a Slightly Off Kilter event with Lee Patterson & Jez riley French I organised at Westhill Hall in Brighton.  I think this would have been around the end of the improvising group Leopard Leg which she was a part of.  The pair produced interesting, well thought out work; and I was impressed by the beauty and sophistication of their music.

Although I did not know her in a social sense, I know she was well-known and well-liked in the Brighton musician's community and further away.  Her sound practice, being a sensitive amalgam of field recording and tape music, drew many admirers.  For a while she co-ran The Magic City record shop in Todmorden.  In my experience, she was always friendly and easy to work with in a professional sense, and I always found her work to be unique and absorbing.

Rowan has work released on labels including Chocolate Monk, Tadpole Records, Crow Versus Crow (with Graham Dunning) and Third Kind Records.

Our condolences to her friends, family and husband.

- Paul Khimasia Morgan, July 2021

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Aural Detritus mix at Radio On Berlin

Hear a 28 minute mix of Aural Detritus releases broadcast on Berlin's Radio On this month:

schedule is here:

Excerpts from Twenty Seconds Over by Jason Kahn, In A Shetland Landscape by Joseph Young, The Phantom Sunrise by Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Richard Sanderson & Paul Khimasia Morgan and more...
Big thank you to Rinus van Alebeek and all at Radio On Berlin. 

Saturday 14 November 2020

The Joy of Isolation