DJ Format’s LP is out today. Double vinyl, CD and digital download. Get physical copies here and downloads here. Aside from the obvious listening experience, we also suggest you buy the vinyl so you can fully enjoy the stunning artwork by Mr.Krum.
See earlier post for details on our joint live shows kicking off in Brighton on the 2nd of March.
60 Seconds with…. The Simonsound. A quick interview over at the Spitalfields Festival blog. Our next gig, hosted by Nick Luscombe, is at the Spitalfields Festival on Wednesday the 22nd of June. Find out more here.
Tomorrow (March 8th) is International Women’s day so I thought it worth reminding you of the Tone Generation episode dedicated to celebrating the lesser known female electronic composer’s working in the ’50s and ’60s.
The Tone Generation, originally made as a 10 part series for London`s Resonance FM, has expanded beyond its initial coverage of early electronic music around the world, and continues with a new topic in each subsequent program. Still using his record and cd collection as source material, Ian Helliwell has explored electronics in jazz and dance, and looked in detail at Expo 58, the RCA Synthesizer and electronic music authors. Women in Electronics, is the 19th show and the electronic music tracks all come from a selection of female composers who worked with tape or analogue synthesizers. Featuring Else Marie Pade, Jean Ichelberger-Ivey, Pril Smiley, Daria Semegen, Ludmilla Frajt, Laurie Spiegel and Lily Greenham. To listen to the podcast series go here.
The latest episode of The Tone Generation, is now available here. Focusing on music composed on the legendary Buchla range of electronic music boxes, Ian Helliwell plays and discusses tracks by Morton Subotnick, Ernst Krenek, Michael Czajkowski, Warner Jepson, Bulent Arel and Arthur Krieger.
Looking forward to playing at the launch of Form & Order at The Nest in Dalston, London towards the end of March. We’ll be performing a new song live for the first time too!
‘Form & Order: A new showcase exploring the innovative strains of live electronic music. Debuting this month, we focus on the versatility of the female voice with an eclectic foray into female fronted electronics.
Introducing the immersive analogue neo-pysch of The Simonsound with Laura D Martin, the crystalline prog-poptronica of Cornelia, and the moody slo-mo harmonic noise of the epic Snowghosts.’
In related news we bid farewell to Debbie Clare who is heading off to Vietnam to teach. So whilst we lose her beautiful voice, witty banter and pre show games, they gain a strange but intelligent brain. Come back soon Debbie!
The latest episode of the ongoing electronic music history series The Tone Generation, is now available here. Focusing on music composed on the legendary Buchla range of electronic music boxes, Ian Helliwell plays and discusses tracks by Morton Subotnick, Ernst Krenek, Michael Czajkowski, Warner Jepson, Bulent Arel and Arthur Krieger.
For those that delight in the old fashioned wireless transmissions, London’s Resonance FM will be broadcasting programme’s 19, 20 and 21 starting on February 23rd at 5pm then the next 2 Wednesday’s following that.