Static Cinema review in this month’s Wire magazine

“Static Cinema, apparently Mark Vernon’s first solo CD,
is quite unlike the more citational, sample based work
he produces with Glaswegian Barry Burns in a duo known
as Vernon And Burns. Composed of in situ recordings of
everyday activity, as well as the clinking and shuffling
of various household items, this disc contains six leisurely
paced concrète collages. But where most artists would
denature the individual sounds with lightning-fast
cuts and juxtapositions, Vernon allows them to remain
recognisable, comfortable, even pedestrian. The drama
stays low-key, more concerned with capturing a sense
of space through quotidian gestures — an aural equiv-
alent of sunlit dust motes in an empty, creaky house.”

William Hutson in The Wire