Greetings people of refined taste
There are some interesting developments on the horizon.
Weekend of Phun: HETEROTIC LONDON SHOW & GRAVENHURST SOLO LONDON SHOW
Last month saw the release of the Heterotic album ‘Love & Devotion’ Heterotic are a group formed from husband and wife production team Mike Paradinas and Lara Rix-Martin. Mike is the boss and founder of Planet Mu, and a celebrated producer in his own right as µ-Ziq. The album consists of four instrumental tracks and four Gravenhurst collaborations.
The album has had an amazing reception, and to celebrate the release we are going to perform the tracks live, one time only, in London at Corsica Studios. This will be strange for me as I have never sung without playing the guitar before, so I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with my hands. I guess I’ll find out, and so will you if you come. We are sharing the bill with an impressive list of artists from the Planet Mu stable, including the awesome futurist synthtopia of Kuedo, whose Severant LP I gushed over in my favourite records of 2012 list. As it’s Saturday night we’re going to stay up really late, but we’ve been assured that the Heterotic set will be on at a reasonable time, normal gig hours, with the mental electronica and DJs going on into the early hours.
Doors: 10pm – 6am
Heterotic featuring Gravenhurst on stage around 10.30pm.
Venue: Corsica Studios
For those of you who missed out on the last mail out, here’s a bit of info on the album from the press release….
Love & Devotion displays a love of hazy, dreamy eighties influenced electronic pop shot through with the dynamics and space of modern electronic dance music. The lyrics describe a world that is profoundly haunted by its past. While the allusions to a key event are cloaked in ambiguity, their echoes in the present are described in visceral and magical detail. The result is an album of tightly coiled melodies cloaked in an insomniac haze, subtle harmonic shifts and strong vocal counter-melodies conveying sweeping sketches of a troubled, neon world.
GRAVENHURST SOLO SHOW IN LONDON
In order to help you make the most of your weekend we’ve arranged for you to go out two nights in a row by arranging a one-off solo Gravenhurst show the night before… on Friday, May 24 in the beautiful Heath Street Baptist Church in London’s leafy Hampstead, and promoted by Sonic Cathedral.
I’ll be supported by my friend Mary Epworth who will be playing songs from her beautiful and fearless debut album ‘Dream Life’, and psych-folk duo The Left Outsides, who have just released their excellent new album ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’ via Dead Meadow’s Xemu label.
Doors are at 7pm, and music will finish in good time for you to take the short, five-minute stroll back down to the tube. And just in case you were wondering, THERE WILL BE A BAR!
If you want to let other people know that you’re coming, here’s the Facebook event page.
That’s all for now, hope to see you in London