headcleaner and urban exploration tracks on new dead channel compilation

8 10 2012

Haikyo is the new compilation on dead channel records put together by micoland (also aka conflux) who i work with on on the urban exploration project. this release revolves around the idea of urban exploration and is a mix of live urban exploration sets and studio tunes by the members, giving an idea of where urban exploration comes from and how many parts make something very different in a whole.
download haikyo free and get more info here





Ragged Kingdom closing party

24 07 2012

great video here from conflux (micolands video output) of 4 hour epic collaborative ambient set at templeworks for the closing of Jamie Reids   Ragged Kingdom exhibition – i cant believe he managed to sort this while playing ….

alot of footage was taken by other folk, and so there will eventually be a more protracted version involving the other elements not seen here. it does give a feel of how immensly epic the night was and just how great jenny’s voice is!

 





worlds largest live echo chamber?

20 07 2012

this video was taken as we were setting up for Urban Exploration at Jamie Reids closing party for the ragged kingdom exhibition @ Temple Works. the room is 80,000 sq ft and when it was built in 1840 was the largest room in the world. it has fallen into disrepair to the point where nobody is allowed access to the room.

we put a speaker in the room and fired sounds across it, the echo coming back through the open doorway into the concert room making it possibly the worlds largest live use echo chamber…..

further footage of the gig to follow……..





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

 

 





urban exploration live video

27 09 2011

audio – live from bridgnorth festival. video by micoland.





bridgnorth festival interview

21 09 2011

interview by local internet station for the bridgnorth festival. they interviwed me about my set but put an old urban exploration (not all of us jamming) tune on the video and reckoned the interview was about urban exploration. which it was supposed to be, but wasnt cos they kept asking about my kit. the guy loves synths though, think that was the problem, gear lust got in the way of good reporting!!

 

 

there will be some of the set being put up on soundcloud soon, an a video to follow. ill put that on when it happens