I hope you’re doing okay. Several exciting release and streaming events in the pipeline. But before them, I wanted to give you a heads-up on micro edition tape & booklet that we’re releasing at Autumn Equinox.
A West Wales supranatural field research project, expect skeins of lament through veils of incorporeal utterance. A limited edition of only 30 cassettes with handsewn & letter press on recycled medieval laid paper booklet detailing the research project, second in the unland/annwfn series, and available on the Listen to the Voice of Fire imprint, Llanerch The Trees brings together two spectral entities known as itdreamedtome and blodeuedd.
I’m expecting proofs back in the next week or so and I will be taking pre-orders soon after. The initial draft looks. feels and sounds lovely, a treat that will vanish into the ether.
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It is with a heavy heart that I decide to cancel/postpone The Shining Pyramid.
The increased anxiety and flux of views about social distancing and the spread of the virus, the implications for performers and participants travelling from further a field and by public transport, and the uncertainty about by the time of the event what new strictures may be in place, lead me to decide to cancel now.
I would hate to be part of a process that actually led anyone to be infected, and many of you will probably like me have friends and family with auto immune or respiratory conditions which make it an even more worrying time, or increase our anxiety that it may be detrimental should we attend these kinds of events. There may be some irrationality at play-but, I think on balance with some of the recent late cancellations from a few performers (which I TOTALLY get) the proposition on offer would just not be the same.
Anyhow-a tremendous pity, but I hope we can reconvene later in the year when I hope we are out of these woods. I will stay in touch with you about that when the time is right,
Here’s the link to the Bandcamp release of Simon and Ash’s stupefying performance at Aberystwyth in July. Over 33 minutes of excellent guitar trickery.
Salutations Friend of experimental and visionary music.
For World Listening Day we offer twin guitar explorations from Ash Cooke and Simon Proffitt. Ash has recently published a compendium of current underground Welsh music, Simon-most recently providing live visuals for Rhodri Davies. The pair have teamed-up for a new release via seminal micro label Linear Obsessional. Concert starts a little later at 8pm and tickets available on the door. Micro listening, attuned to some hermetic strange version of tonality, this concert is a must for aficionados of experimentalism.
Breaking with the pattern of things, we have another concert lined up for August 14th which is very thrilling. I have been a long time fan of the data bending computer chamber music of Finnish composer Jukka Pekka Kervinen, sporadic social media contact has led to his Welsh debut in Aberystwyth and to add to this, we have a hybrid performance with (another long term favourite from another extreme), Ceri Rhys Mathews will collaborate and perform with pibgorn. So, expect a blend of modular, electronic chamber music and Welsh bagpipes. Another 8pm start at the museum, hope to see you there
All the best
Exemption form Meaning-the CD/Booklet with Toshimaru Nakamura is now available-as digital download with hard copy booklet. Already picking up rave reviews, and with a creative documentary on the way now is the time to get your copy (recorded in Llanon and performed live at the museum)
Limited edition T Shirt
The LVOF T shirt, water soluble ink screen printed on 100% organic cotton, Pythagorean design- available here with avant garde music downloads enticement £14.99
Buy this T shirt and get download code for a massive collection of Our glassie Azoth tracks going right back to first ever released track in 1992 and encompassing Oggum cdrs, 7″ tracks and digital streamed releases. And feel happy-you’re supporting Listen to the Voice of Fire plan ahead for more weird eared drone fodder with your psych noise friends.
Coming Soon- October 2019- March 2020: Unland
Not so long to go until my two nights of psych folk drone noise…mine and yours too. Tickets are beginning to shift, this is always a scary bit, I am not doing this for spondoolicks, but for the love of the musick and long may these occasions continue. A few more ticket sales would steady the nerves, though-don’t leave it too late!
What better way to show you’re in with the in crowd than to don the Listen to the Voice of Fire T shirt!
Proceeds will help keep me able to pull more psyche noise improv together, and you will look cool about town too.
I’ll add a PayPal button pretty soon, there are only a handful of these so it would be ultracool to see swathes of your bodies in Aber clad in this 100% Organic Cotton Waterbased ink Screen Printed Etthically Printed unisex T (S,M,L), postage to the back of beyond will be added.
Here’s a snip from my phone, let me know if you fancy, where you are in UK (or o’er seas) and with some luck can be yours before we convene on Friday 15th!
Five weeks countdown to 2 evenings of excellent experimental music in Aberystwyth. Multiple tech issues-my incompetence have delayed and frustrated and it seems time is slipping. Key Message-plan ahead, and Key Message two-this is going to be two great nights and any of you characters in the Mid Wales, borders DIY scene should trek out to stay awhile amidst the rakish charm of Aberystwyth and tune into these exceptional acts. Heck, wherever you are it’s going to be worth it to see these acts wrapped up in one beautiful shimmering haze.
Anyhow, we have been busy in other capacities….finishing off the CD/booklet with Toshimaru Nakamura, from last years visit and project -I’m hoping copies may be available just in time for March and it would be super if you wanted to bag a copy then, all goes into the coffers to try and make more of this experimental stuff happen in our part of the world!
For the fashion conscious I believe that the latest on point garment is the Listen to the Voice of Fire T-shirt! A limited edition, details to follow….
Ecstatic drone and psychfolk noise descend on Aberystwyth. Tickets available in advance for this dream ticket from the pockets of the global DIY underground
I am so excited to have these people come and play at LVOF, more than a gig it’s growing network of likeminded audience and players, and on these two nights we have the pre-eminent avant aesthetes of recent years, esoteric hauntologists and melancholy folk tinges. If you are in Wales, West Wales, the borders, the back of beyond-this is your chance to catch these people, some of whom have never played in Wales and who are rightly beloved of Ptolemaic Terrascope, The Quietus, The Sound Projector, TQ, The Wire and more.
Tickets are £10 each night (with booking fee from Eventbrite), some are available on the night for £12 and I hope we can clear the hall before then. Come and meet your psychedelic noise drone heroes