An evening of celebration to mark the release of the Victorian Electronics box-set on Striate Cortex and the launch of Sheepscar Light Industrial, featuring Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club, Hagman, Mel O'Dubhslaine, Midwich and more t.b.c.
Since 2009 Andy Robinson has been releasing limited runs of beautifully packaged experimental, ambient, drone and noise on his Striate Cortex label. To mark a half century of releases, he is releasing the Victorian Electronics box-set: packaged in a hand-decorated box, this release will contain four 3" discs, one each from Astray Navigations, Astral Social Club, Daniel Thomas and Midwich.
More on Striate Cortex - http://striatecortex.wordpress.com/
And, as Striate Cortex reaches a milestone, Sheepscar Light Industrial is born. Daniel Thomas' Leeds based label has been bubbling under the surface for a few months and is now ready to deliver its first three releases; Daniel Thomas & Midwich, Mel O'Dubhslaine and Azores. The latter will feature remixes by Ap Martlet, Daniel Thomas and Phil Todd.
More on Sheepscar Light Industrial - http://sheepscar.blogspot.co.uk/
All three Sheepscar Light Industrial releases and the Victorian Electronics box-set will be available on the evening, there will also be live performances from Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club, Hagman, Mel O'Dubhslaine, Midwich and, hopefully, a couple of others too...
Originally started as a solo project back in 1994, Phil Todd's Ashtray Navigations have been consistently turning out high quality, psychedelic, experimental, noise. Here, longevity is most definitely an assurance of quality.
More on Ashtray Navigations - http://ashtraynavigations.wordpress.com/
Astral Social Club
Astral Social Club is the (usually) solo project of former Vibracathedral Orchestra member and veteran experimental musicalist Neil Campbell. As was recently said - "The undisputed granddaddy of underground noise/improv/drone/whatever who has been exploring these murky waters for close to 30 years."
More on Astral Social Club - http://astralsocialclub.wordpress.com/
Mere babes in comparison to the aforementioned stalwarts of the experimental noise underground, Hagman are Daniel & David Thomas (no relation); two men with a variety of noise making devices, effects pedals and lots of wires...
More on Hagman - http://www.facebook.com/HagmanHagmanHagman
Mel explores extended vocalisation and non-verbal language using real and synthesised breath.
More on Mel O'Dubhslaine - http://melanieodubhshlaine.wordpress.com/
Midwich is the noise of Rob Hayler; former Fencing Flatworm Records head honcho, documenter and veteran of the no audience underground...
More on Midwich - http://radiofreemidwich.wordpress.com/
Hopefully news of further additions to the line up soon.
Doors 7pm, £4
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