So, after a run of gigs I was 100% happy with, i had my first duff one… not a disaster, but the PA at FrogFest last weekend wasn’t really doing the job, and the projector had to be set up quickly which meant I couldn’t really take full advantage of the tent-canvas. So instead of the space-ambient-epicness I’d planned, I performed a rather brutal distorted powernoise version of the songs, sounding like Alec Empire in a particularly bad mood. The highlight for me was hitting the bass frequency that caused beer-glasses to explode (sorry Dan!)…
Anyway, I previewed a new track which I wrote for the occasion, called (somewhat prophetically) Improbable Machine and it’s a glimpse into a sort of film score / glitch direction that I’m hoping to explore a bit with new work. Then, because I was a bit frustrated people didn’t get to hear it as i intended, I recorded a version of it, and captured the visuals too, so here it is:
Anyway, onwards and upwards – the next temp0rary gig will be at the 2 Pigs, Cheltenham at the Project Bleephaus stage for OxJam, with a whole bunch of awesome electronics, and with my crew McLees and Giddings helping out on A/V respectively…
Not sure where this year has gone, but looking back, there’s a decent trail of evidence that good stuff happened…
Anyhow, I thought I’d pop my head up from the preparations for the next temp0rary gig which will be on Friday 2st September, in the Experiment Tent at FrogFest (Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham). I’m trying something a bit different at this one – because I’m just one of the acts in a whole smorgasbord of entertainment, I’ll be making my rig as compact & bijou as possible whilst trying to retain all the awesomeness – plus, y’know, tent.
Then I’ll be focusing on the next show which will be on Saturday 27th October – I’ve been asked to curate one of the stages for OxJam and as such have taken over the 2 Pigs, for what i am rather grandly calling PROJECT BLEEPHAUS. Confirmed bands so far are:
– This Is Radio Silence [London]
– 55th Flotilla [Brighton]
– Brown Torpedo [Cheltenham]
– The Virus Empire [Cardiff]
– temp0rary [Cheltenham / London]
– Kenji Run [Cheltenham]
– Party Sausage [Cheltenham]
PLUS! Free to play Retro Arcade upstairs *and* Magical Box Of Dreams DJ rig…HOW AWESOME IS THAT??