Out of this world, quite literally, as Dave Procter and Claus Poulsen collaborate once more to take us on an ambient journey across the skies and into interstellar space. Summat like that anyway. Ojud Records have noted this as Ojud 200. Nice!
Great news for all as Hogwash returned to the venues of Leeds last week. 20 hardy punters came to experience the wonders of inHuman Resources, Eskimoomin, Claus Poulsen//Stuart Chalmers and Two's Company. Some video was captured and is shown below - audio recordings to come soon and Christopher Nosnibor did a review of the night which you can find here - ta lad!
Claus Poulsen//Stuart Chalmers
The next Hogwash will be in February 2020 and there are rumours of the return of Harsh Noise Bingo in March :-).
Legion of Swine and his delighted cloven-hooved brethren are very happen to announce that he will be trott(er)ing onstage to support the very mighty noiseniks Melt Banana at their Leeds show at the Brudenell Social Club this very Wednesday, 23rd October 2019.
Bring your earplugs, it's going to be a loud fucker!
The Wharf Street Galaxy Band sadly lost the services of Propulsion, also known as Mike Evans, but have moved sharply and speedily to recruit Rachael Rix-Moore as his replacement. We welcome Rachael, or Pulse as someone has suggested to the band! She can help you too.
The LP is coming on nicely and the band are close to deciding on final mixes. The LP as yet unnamed is likely to be released in late November with a release gig in Leeds somewhere around that time.
Both Legion of Swine and Fibonacci Drone Organ joined fellow droners and noisers from Drammen and a bit further north from Oslo for an afternoon and early evening in the silo art space (siloen in Norwegian) that sits outside the main library in Drammen. The library staff are VERY keen for people to use the space and create events and installations there and provide full support, both technical and otherwise, for any ideas put forward. AND it's free to rent. This prompted me, in conjunction with local Drammen noise artist Bernt Winness, to try and put something together to use the space and collect local noise/drone/non-music/experimental artists and test the space - Drones and Noise in Drammen was born. The space itself, as can be seen from the images below, is around 15m high and around 6.5m in diameter, specced out with a decent PA and lighting rig and can sit around 25 folks at a push and has been used for artistic endeavours for a decade now. It's the kind of space that you'd hope all councils/kommuner could/would make available for people to use, especially in these days of constant gentrification and closing of DIY spaces. Anyway, that's another long topic of discussion. The artists that took part were in running order - Fibonacci Drone Organ, zzoneman, Challenged by Gravity, Dario Fariello (with Øyvind Hellner), Christian Blandhoel, Strangerous, zzoneman (noise set) and Legion of Swine and a massive thanks to all of them for their time and great audio produce. Let's make it happen again.