Modularis 2 !

2 08 2012

next installment of modularis – modular synth meet up and gig showcasing some great and varied use of modular equipment…
lev kowalczwk coming over from ireland and bringing field processing to modularis for the first time – a great way to lead into urban exploration, also using field recordings cut into loops and journeying through into techno and experimental beats where tIB takes the reigns leading up into silent running’s experimental techno>>>

same great venue – full circle – with improved setup space, hearty and well priced food and drinks all day, free car parking on site.

come an check out whats happening synth-wise an meet like minded folk!!

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urban exploration update

27 04 2012

we’re in the midst of a bunch of ambient gigs now (first last night, at a comedy showcase oddly enough) and the format is really coming together. myself, naff dog, dot 9 and micoland have been working at the soundscape/ambient sets for the past few weeks, and tweaking the massive pile of equipment to get the best sound from it.

we’ve taken some extracts from these 2-3hr long jams, a couple have been put up and we will be putting more up and swopping round over time onto the urban exploration pages:

urban exploration – soundcloud

urban exploration –¬† facebook

permanent links ill put in my links section—

if the kids records have already released some techno tracks that were done partially off the back of ambient works and the idea currently is to do a concept ep , half  ambient jams and half beat driven tracks created out of those jams. we are currently a little stumped in this as we need an 8 channel soundcard to record all the parts seperately in order to best be able to remix the jams, as usual though, moneys too tight to mention.

however as the pure live jams are doing so well we’re also planning a whole soundscape album, something im particularly excited about, and theres talk of film rescores also… big times for ambience





headcleaner live gigs

27 03 2012

so quick update as ive been booked for a few…..

May 4th @ starwars theme event, Full Circle, Leeds

gonna play with Urban Exploration for this private event(contact venue for details), brief was ‘ futuristic synth soundscape’ so thats whats happening! fully ambient and analog, with so far micoland on lead synths, dot 9 on mix an analog effects (space echo, copycat, springs etc) naffdogg on a heap of twisted starwars samples – gonna be a one off piece of madness im sure…

May 5th @ Detached, beaverworks, leeds w/Joey Beltram, Neil Landstrumm

gonna be a great night this, always a good crowd down for this an i been waiting to see Landstrumm again for a while now, his live sets are something else !! im playing in the ‘non techno’ room so its gonna be syncopatien wig out for this one….

May 18th @ Tinnitus, Sheffield

just got on this one – tinnitus banging it out in their metal/hardcore cross over night for their birthday again and in remembrance of Sam Hillier, founder member, who was sadly lost to us all last week. Ill be pulling out all the hardcore stops on this with some heavy power acid…..

Sept 29th @ Modularis, Full Circle, Leeds

long way away, but get it on the list! probably gonna do 2 sets as its going all night this time, one more ambient urban exploration set and a later headcleaner dance set

 

 





modularis review

7 03 2012

so ive just finished putting the video clips together and sending everyone their audio and ive even put some cables back in my modular! great day had by all and a great variety of folk there too. new faces and known faces, experts and amateurs, and a good few who just like the idea of it all! people came from as far as worcester, liverpool, oxford and newcastle and all left smiling – great sets by all really showcasing just how modular can be twisted into doing anything….

heres a clip video i did, audio (in order) dan p, umcorps, ian boddy/norman phay, diffuse, headcleaner

i also did some individual vids of the sets which can be easily found on my

youtube channel

certainly full circle is the venue for it, good food and drinks, comfortable and easy going, already got the next one booked for sept. 29th and its going on till 2am this time for those ravers in the room!





Leeds modular meet/gig

18 01 2012

this is the 4th leeds meet ive done – now its in a bigger venue and culminating in an all modular gig – good variety of musical style representing – umcorps and diffuse on drone, dan p on experimental techno, myself doing a 3/8 set and ian boddy hooking up with norman phay for a special ambient set. plus visuals from conflux

all this on top of the usual array of folk and gear for the daytime meet, plus curry and a bar! and all for free!! whats not to love?

the forum thread is here