Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Echoic Memory presents


Wednesday 27th March
Power Lunches Arts Cafe, 466 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4AE
8pm – Midnight
£3Adv/£5 Door | Tickets
www.powerlunchesltd.co.uk | Facebook

"When not invoking ill founded proximity wrath or witnessing jarring accidents unfurl from within haphazard and forgotten narratives, this scattered collective of fuck heads elevate freeform drone explorations into a crunching gush of stratospheric ecstasy."

"Stereocilia is London based guitarist and sound artist, John Scott. John uses his guitar and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound. Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and soundtracks to short films. Last year he was chosen to perform with 100 guitarists for the UK debut of Rhys Chatham's, 'A Crimson Grail' at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool for the Biennial festival."

"Jimmy Billingham's Tidal project has released music on various labels on the underground synth scene over the past few years, mainly on tape but also making his vinyl debut on Aguirre Records last year, with a debut solo LP coming later this year on Further Records. Jimmy toured Europe in 2012, as well as starting his own label, Sunk Series. One of a number of projects (others include Venn Rain and Journey of Mind), it is with Tidal that Jimmy uses synths, samples and fx to conjure up aural vistas of blissful sonic abandon – melodic, chaotic, deep and textured."

Gel Nails - H​.​N​.​W

New introspective (dis)ambience from Danny M's Gel Nails project... mighty fine it is too... been a fan of Mr Milanese's work since his Ultra Bonbon days and this new EP revels in some really nice chromosomal delay and caffeine soaked balladry. Here's hoping a full album is inching itself ever closer to the horizon in 2013, meanwhile check out some of his live noise drawings (particularly love this Thurston Moore one) .

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Worship - DuChamp

Oh i'm loving this from DuChamp's debut release on Boring Machines...

Isnaj Dui - Collision Detection v8

Mysterious drones and glimmers of melody are the order of the day for Isnaj Dui’s slice of the Collision / Detection cake… Isnaj Dui (real name Katie English) uses flutes, home-made dulcimers and electronics to bring a drifting weave of impressionistic vapours to the ears and the witchily segmented tracks found here certainly continue that vibe in a Monet of shifting tints.

North gets the ball rolling in a glassy mirage of spiral orbits and dissolves... finger wound gilds hovering over an oscillating lawn of crystal with faint moans cast along it's bowed haze. A really beautiful spirit chased vibe quickly replaced on South by a boiling rattle of canteen aluminium... as gasps of erotised breath and pearlescence backward chews diminish on protracted drum rolls of muted Tupperware, retracted to pin heads of modulated focus.

East heralds a slow squid-like rebus, a drone bone replete with sonar bleeps. A folding sway of orphaned tune developing, clinging to key fall secondaries that seem to sketch out the premise for the Twin Peaks echo of the last track, West... where hinged squeaks and metallic chimes are overtaken in lilting pads and softly swung momentums drowning back into a pool of its own composites. A subtle beast indeed…

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


This has been really digging into my head this week... it's got a lovely vintage feel to it, even if you have problems with the pronunciation...a psych gem of tampering cosmics and burnt out oscillatory embers from Paul Allen of Heads fame with the helping hands of the Big Natural's Gareth and Jesse... not quite the face-blast i was expecting but all the better for it...saw them live recently at the Exchange... they were a completely different beast entirely, full of over-driven energies and pounding angles, guessing the next release is gonna hurt them lobes real good...