Sun at Midnight...

D'you ever get that feeling?

I Don't See Any God up Here - Sat 26th April 2011

"I don't see any God up here" - A Celebration of the half-centenary of Yuri Gagarin, cosmonaut's first journey into outer space in April 1961 .

Featuring music from:
Sound of the Sun Vs Oscillatorial Binnage

Plus a presentation by journalist, broadcaster and author Ken Hollings, live video mixing from Rucksack Cinema, and images from space from photographer Owen Llewellyn. DJ Karina Townend and DJ Webbcore will be playing spaced out music on the decks.

are a duo of trumpet and drums. Andy Diagram plays trumpet through various bits of electronics creating brass loops. Richard Harrison plays drums and percussion. They have been playing together since 1989, touring the world and releasing many CDs.

Gagarin - Warm electronica and soundscaping from London-based Graham Dowdall, who's worked with Nico, Sons of Arqua, John Cale and Cabaret Voltaire, among others. The Gagarin sound is produced pretty much live, with drum patterns tapped out and samples triggered on the spot.

Sound of the Sun is an improvising rock band comprising Simon King - guitar, Paul May - drums and Chris Cornetto- Korg, trumpet, tape recorder and noise. The band are in the Kosmische tradition, creating post-psychedelic free-form rock that owes more to Ornette Coleman than motorik 4/4 rhythm-driven rock.

Oscillatorial Binnage is the ground-breaking experimental combo of
Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. They make an awesome racket of profound philosophical and technical complexity based on the analysis and amplification of the resonant frequencies of everyday objects. “If Doctor John Dee had made musique concrete,” the late John Michell wrote, “it would probably have sounded like the Binnage.”

Ken Hollings is a writer based in London. His work appears in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Wire, Sight and Sound, Strange Attractor. He has written and presented critically acclaimed programmes for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, Resonance FM, NPS in Holland and ABC Australia. His new book, Welcome to Mars: Science and the American Century 1947-1959, is out now from Strange Attractor Press."

Rucksack Cinema (aka Jaime Rory Lucy) has a long history as a tour manager for many well-known rock groups. He now creates stunning esoteric video mixes for live music, bringing a rare visual sensibility to any event he is involved in.

Owen Llewellyn is a folk musician, maths teacher and photographer specialising in astronomical and macro photography, producing ravishing images of the night sky.

Embody - the art of dance

SebastiAn's album Total features the brilliantly entitled single Embody for which this is the released video. The video is directed by Ed Banger artist extraordinaire So-Me who creates a fitting and slightly magical story out of the whole ambiance of the track.

Gang Gang Dance - New Album

While Fari B was reviewing Gang Gang Dance for Dusted Magazine, she came across this video, with it's iconographic cut ups and lyrics "Throw your meaning out the window, I feel the entire universe inside myself [..] It's natural." video artist and producer Ghostdad is on track.

We've not heard much of WIN WIN but this could well lead to more, whatever you think of producer duo Alex “XXXchange” Epton (ex-Spankrock), DJ Chris Devlin (Devlin & Darko, Spankrock collaborator), this piece has some riffy bass lines that sound like long industrial pipes being played with ping pong rackets. Nice.

I Don't See Any God Up Here...

Tonight, to mark Oscillatorial Binnage's performance April 23rd we will from midnight to 1am launch with Sanskrit invocations from the Vedic period (1500-500 BC) with inter-referential space frequencies श्रीगणपत्यथर्वशीर्षोपनिषद्

From 11pm we pick up where we left off last week with 8 bit deconstructed noise, after a brief lament for precious time lost in the sole pursuit of monetary gain. We also celebrate the launch of Deadelus's new album Bespoke, Doris Day, a 14 year old producer from New Orleans, the little known genius Ramsilver, Gang Gang dance (with tracks called "∞ ∞" - how do you say that on air>???) and more....(and less).
Hear the 8 Bit podcast from Fari last week, dedicated to winter baccy lovers...

I Don't See Any God Up Here with Spaceheads, Gagarin, Sound of the Sun and Oscillatorial Binnage
The Grosvenor, 17 Sydney Road, Stockwell, SW9

Disco Villains - 8 Bit Disaster

It's got some bite....

Time to Get Healthy, Mate!

Tonight's show goes out to all the flippant smokers (most Iranians) and winter baccy lovers. Spring brings a new health warning (check the drawing by one of my radio kids here).

We'll be enjoying audio from the artist Lawrence Weiner, 8 bit, lo-fi noise and tetris sprinkled joy.

Thanks to everyone who made it to Cafe Oto for our Radiophonic special, it was jam packed and hot, hot, hot!

Radiophonics, Violin Voice and Turntable... April 2nd 2011

Ahead of our Wire Salon at Cafe Oto, we're playing unreleased, unheard sounds from the Daphne Oram collections from 11pm.

For those new to this, Oram founded through applied hard work, the BBC Radiophonic workshop which later produced musical landmarks such as the Doctor Who theme tune (below).

Then from midnight the duo of Violin and voice explorer C.Spencer Yeh and turntablist DJ Sniff perform live in the studio, in support of their recent U.K tour. The show also features an interview with the seemingly clairvoyant pair discussing the success of forthcoming Cafe Oto appearance and the idea of inertia in live electronics.