Bishop & Clerk

by Sean Curtis Patrick

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Included in the package is a high resolution booklet of some pieces of art that were inspired by the works.
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  • Limited Edition CD with Full Color Booklet & Extras
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    ~ An 8"x8" full color booklet.
    ~ Older Booklet Clippings and Xylene transfers.
    ~ Custom 6" 16mm strip from an unreleased film related to the singles music video "Palmer Station".
    ~ A small xerox zine fold of album art.
    ~ Kraft paper button & string CD Envelope, a kraft cd slip case, and a kraft 9x12" button and string document bookshelf slip.

    ~ Includes immediate download of Bishop & Clerk.
    ~ Signed & Numbered Limited Edition. 10/10. Future Editions will not be as elaborate and come in very minimal packaging.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bishop & Clerk via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Bishop & Clerk (Limited Lathed Vinyl Edition of 5)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    I had received many requests for my 2013 album "Bishop & Clerk" to be pressed to vinyl.
    I liked the idea, however the idea of having 100 copies of something so niche pressed offered a challenge to the entire idea. I realized that lathed records would be a better fit, as each is handmade (each sounding a bit different as they are done one at a time) but also aesthetically and aurally fit the project better. I decided to have them made on a vintage 1940's lathe, fitting the original concept of the album as much of it was made on old analog equipment in monophonic. This is a strict edition of 5 copies. Each jacket is lovingly hand made, each with its own unique cyanotype cover. Cyanotype is a type of photographic process which does not use a camera. By placing objects on the light sensitive paper, exposing, and processing you create an image, bathed in the deepest blues imaginable. A negative image is created of the objects. Each cover was made with materials previously chosen for the project and each was made as an improvisation of the materials, light and time available. Objects would be moved as it was exposed, creating shells and ghosts of each object. Bishop & Clerk always was supposed to be an album that sounded like a far off shortwave signal or old musty tape found in a decommissioned bunker. This is my ultimate realization of this concept, spending many weeks and months getting this right. Every penny of the proceeds will go to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, International Anti-Poaching Foundation, and ShadowView Foundation: three charities that work tirelessly on African Rhino (and other endangered animals) conservation. Rhinos are very dear to my heart. Their current slaughter and near extinction keeps me up at night. The more you are able to pay for this copy, the more it will help the cause. Your money goes towards fighting for them.

    Each copy is quadruple signed and editioned.

    So, a recap of what you receive...

    • Custom 10" Lathed Record (Mono), Handmade by Tyler Bisson of Audio Geography.
    • Custom, Handmade Cardstock Jacket, Bound cover in one of a kind Cyanotype artwork.
    • Limited Edition Mono CD-R Recording of Vinyl Master, First recorded to tape, then to 24bit DAC
    • Typewritten Tracklisting on Vintage Air Mail Envelope.
    • 8" Full Colour Booklet.
    • Limited Stock 10" Assembler/Responder Cover Photograph. (Copies #1 & #2 are from "Bishop & Clerk", #3,4,5 are from "Areas")
    • Bandcamp copy of album in Stereo in whatever digital format you desire.
    • Any other goodies I see between me picking up the vinyl and packaging it.
    • Donating to a Rhino Charity. The best part of the whole deal...

    If a specific number is requested and available, it will be chosen as such.

    The whole process has been very time consuming but very rewarding. This is how "Bishop & Clerk" was always meant to be purchased as. I hope you enjoy it. Save the Rhinos. xo

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bishop & Clerk via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Torino 04:06
Fire Rainbow 03:56
Nazca Lines 03:30


This is a collection of sounds created by Sean Curtis Patrick. The tracks included have been created between 2005 - 2013. Many instruments and pieces of analog & digital equipment have been used to create the sounds you hear. The main themes of these pieces seem to revolve around a few subjects that seem to pop up in my work often. Desolation, Aging, and Decay seem to be the main ones. I understand that reading those three words via the ever connected internet in the 21st century seems a bit ironic and now cliche, however they are my true inspirations in my art. This loose collection is dedicated to whomever will listen patiently and the late Walter Sear, a genius engineer and producer who I befriended over the internet long ago. He was the paramount figure in getting me interested in analog synthesis and 1/4" tape recording. I think of him often when recording and his inspiring words assisted me when I got stuck somewhere. Thank you for listening. SCP/2013.


released February 21, 2013


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