Northumberland (UK) based dumdum Score are Christopher Simpson & Michael Fielding. They produce an experimental blend of no wave, aleatoric, avant-garde music which they describe as the non-genre of 'Jar'.
Long dissatisfied with the straightjacket of conventional instruments and the predictable 4/4 verse chorus aspect of Western 'popular' music they set out on a path of discovery that would free them from these constraints. They developed a series of musical ideas out of context with each other which would take their cue more from surrealist art than established and well trodden musical methods.
Their debut album produced in just two weeks because of the limited time allowed to them by NMW (who owned the equipment), consisted of 14 musical sketches and was given the working title Audio Sheep. It was subsequently released in December 1987 by NMW and distributed by Red Rhino ( a subsidiary of Rough Trade).
The pair lived and worked in isolation without ever being involved in any 'music scene' and discovered sound techniques that were recorded with self - manufactured instruments, tape loops and technologies forming the basis of their freeform abstract pieces (or) 'Musical imaging‘. The duo often employ the use of physiological time' as apposed to strict 'timing' , a concept explored by eminent musical pioneers such as Charles Ives, and as such, the conflict between abstract and the predictable became the very essence of the DDS sound.