Next gig coming up in May in Brighton at The Playgroup Popup (formerly Hectors House, which has/or is having a makeover).
The Simonsound present a 40-minute audiovisual performance that offers a window to the future as seen from the past.
Performing songs from their debut album ‘Reverse Engineering’, alongside new material, The Simonsound use analogue synthesisers, vintage FX and tape machines to channel the sounds of pioneering electronics and mood music of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
They are joined on stage by the dynamic and captivating Laura J Martin (vocals & flute) with whom they are releasing a single on Battered Ornament Records. Plus EXCLUSIVE new Simonsound/DJ Format collaboration and a Simonsound remix of new Tru Thoughts artist Beta Hector which is like a very strange dream. To my personal taste Beta Hector is possibly the best thing to come out on the Brighton label, so make sure you check his album out in August.
Back to the gig - Laura J Martin will be performing a solo set, and the half of the simonsound that has the best record collection will be playing some obscure pysche/library/electronics into the early hours.
In addition to the sound, a pre-recorded synchronized video projects moving and still images from the period. Mans conquest of space, new advances in technology and early computers are all represented alongside clips that show the fascination with ‘inner space’, or ‘the mind’, prevalent during this period.