"A true meeting is side-by-side. Trade winds carry speech melody. No land, only souvenirs. A flag sings its own name." Poetry, speech and melody combine with electronics on this sublime tape from Purely Physical's new sub-label 'Purely Physical Teeny Tapes'. A change of pace for the thus far dance driven label, 'Figures' is a collaborative one-off project from Melbourne DJ/producer Laila Sakini and poet Lucy Van. Themes of bodies, lineage, language and power underpin the lyrical and sonic intentions behind this surreal offering. Pro-dubbed all clear tape packaged with an A2 double sided fold-out newsprint poster with Lucy Van's poems transcribed in full, all housed within a PVC heat sealed pouch. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Edition of 100.Lucy is a post-doctoral researcher in the English and Theatre Studies program at the University of Melbourne, and an editor at Cordite Poetry Review. Lucy also writes lyric and prose poetry, and writes about photography and post-colonialism. Laila is a producer, vocalist and DJ. She oscillates homes between the forests of outer Melbourne, to Central Melbourne, and to London.