“After a handful of releases on C.I.P., ranging from full-length CD to one-sided 7″, my resolve solidified that Joe was a contemporary artist whose work deserved the focus, breadth, and depth of a multiple LP release. The all-new material in this collection includes fractured electronics, rich multi-level drones, digital bite, the sounds of decaying technology, analog twists and turns, and recording experiments and documents — plus some other aural surprises that I leave to the listener’s discretion as to whether they can be classified as ‘pleasant’ or ‘otherwise.'” “…one of 2010’s best Noise albums… Disasters Of Self is Colley’s most significant statement for its sheer wealth of sonics just as much as its duration and self-consciously monolithic nature. It reconfigures his vocabulary, cryptically floating a number of often conflicting interpretations through its amplification of stasis and volatility. Deferring gratification through a questioning of its own intent and its listeners’ expectations, drawn to the allure of ambiguity and revelling in the complex pleasures of self-doubt, Disasters Of Self seethes with both bracing rigour and textural richness.” — The Wire
Stylish box containing inserts with images/tracklists for each LP; hand-numbered, limited edition of 500 copies.