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Wire Assembly live at Mopomoso Feb 2014 – The Vortex, London

Posted in Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music, video / film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by electronicmusik

Wire Assembly were lucky enough to launch their CD at John Russell’s long running Mopomoso night at the Vortex Jazz Club. The performance was filmed too !

Wire Assembly are John Jasnoch (guitar), Neil Carver (guitar) and Ian Simpson (guitar)

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New ep from Wire Assembly ( free improvising guitar trio )

Posted in Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, new releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik has released a new ep from Sheffield guitar trio Wire Assembly.

Em193: Wire Assembly – Three Chairs

Recorded in June 2013 at Fuse

Artwork: Ian Simpson 2013

Wire Assembly are John Jasnoch, Neil Carver and Ian Simpson

download the EP FREE here

WA 3 chairs cover

New EP from Concrete Bunker on Electronic Musik

Posted in Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, free improvisation, new releases, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by electronicmusik

The new EP from Concrete Bunker has been released on Electronic Musik as a free download.

Em185: Few Will Survive – Concrete Bunker

Free improvising duo of Rob Harrison (drums) and Ian Simpson (guitar / percussion) who have collaborated together in other situations (Acoute / Fraktal) exploring the extremes of volume and various sonic textures.

‘No Wave freakouts with post punk walls of sound’ – EM (2012)

‘Brutal’ – Reinhards Fuchs (2012)

Recorded live at Fraktures ‘Blank Canvas’ in Liverpool UK, September 2012.

download the album FREE here

Psychiatric Challenge archive recordings released on Electronic Musik

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, Home Made Instruments, synthesizers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by electronicmusik

Electronic Musik have released some of the first live performances recorded by Psychiatric Challenge dating back to June 2003.

First Recordings (Em147) – Psychiatric Challlenge

Download ‘First Recordings’ FREE here

Psychiatric Challenge disbanded in 2006. All, except Lewis Gill, are still involved in experimental / improvised music.

Neil Packer – guitar / toys / circuit bent pedals
Ian Simpson – tabletop guitar / radio / tone generator
Harry Gallimore – home made synthesizers / tone generator
Lewis Gill – guitar

Todays featured download Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, EM free downloads, Experimental Music, free improvisation, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2010 by electronicmusik

It's Just Noise - Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill

Todays featured free download is ‘It’s Just Noise’ – Psychiatric Challenge with Lol Coxhill (Em040) Electronic Musik

Recorded circa 2006.

Line up
Ian Simpson – prepared guitar
Harry Gallimore – electronics
Neil Packer – guitar
Lewis Gill – guitar
Misha Gray – percussion
Tim Lyons – trumpet / voice
Ollie Brice – double bass
Dave Jackson – sax
Lol Coxhill – soprano sax

Click here to download

Russell, Butcher & Lash plus the Inclusion Principle at the Bluecoat

Posted in blog, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2010 by electronicmusik

Frakture organised yet another fantastic concert last night (3rd June 2010) at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.

First on were a duo made up of Herve Perez (Sndsukinspook) and Martin Archer both with reeds and laptops. Insect like tweets and squeaks gave way to ambient textural sonic scapes combined with some free jazz freak-outs with levels at time almost inaudible. Martin played with some kind of midi wind controller which seem to move somewhere between bass clarient and church organ. Lovely stuff.

The Inclusion Principle

The trio of John Russell, John Butcher and Dominic Lash were next. I love John Russells playing which is at times reminicient of the great Derek Bailey but I always feel is much more kinetic. The combination with John Butcher and Dominic Lash proved to be incendiary, an almost perfect combination, pushing and pulling each other out of zones each one had dictated in turn, only to be mutated (in an appropriate manner) by the other two. This is what free improvisation should be like and so often isn’t.

Thanks to Phil Morton and Frakture for another great night of ‘real’ music.

John Butcher and john Russell

Dominic Lash

Times article on Free Improvisation

Posted in blog, free improvisation, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by electronicmusik

Nice article from the Times website on ‘Free Improvisation’.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article7097804.ece