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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


Acoute #3 at The Bluecoat, Liverpool – November 8th

Posted in free improvisation, gigs, live music, news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by electronicmusik

I’ll be playing at this event on Tuesday the 8th of November at the Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, Liverpool.

Frakture Concerts presents an evening of free improvised, contemporary music using acoustic sources with local and regional musicians, with special guests Bruce Coatesand Mike Hurley from Birmingham.

Bruce Coates Reeds
Dave Tompkins Double Bass
Ian Simpson prepared acoustic guitar
Mark Jones Flute
Mike Hurley Piano
Pete Jones Guitar
Phil Bernia Drumset
Phil Hargreaves Sax
Phil Lucking Trumpets
Phil Morton Accidents & Treatments
Simon Jones Violin

Noise Research at Bombed Out Church Liverpool (Frakture / USL Event)

Posted in blog, Experimental Music, gigs, Noise Research with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by electronicmusik

Big thanks to Frakture and Urban Strawberry Lunch for giving me (Noise Research) the chance to play in such a fantastic setting last Sunday (10th July, 2011). Commonly known in Liverpool as ‘The Bombed Out Church’, St Lukes is situated at the end of Bold Street where it joins with Hardman Street.

St Lukes on Wikipedia

Here’s a couple of pictures from the event !

Gigs coming up in the next week

Posted in Electronic Musik, gigs, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2011 by electronicmusik

I have a few gigs this week starting off with

15th May – Ship and Mitre, Dale St, Liverpool (as part of Fraktal) Starts 8pm

19th May – Kro Bar, Oxford Rd, Manchester (Centrifuge gig) Starts 8.30pm

20th May – The Lantern House, Ulverston (Open Circuit gig) Starts 8pm

Hope to see you there !

Electronic Organica VII in Manchester Oct 2010

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, electronic organica, Electronica, Experimental Music, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by electronicmusik

The next Electronic Organica night (EOVII) takes place on the 1st of October 2010 at The Britons Protection, Gt Bridgewater Street, Manchester (opposite the Bridgewater Hall).

EVOII features Gary Fisher (Manchester), Noise Club (Liverpool) and the EO Ensemble (Manchester).

Entry is a ridiculously low £3 (to cover our costs) and it starts at 8.30pm till late.

Manchester’s most abstract live music session – Cath Aubergine (Manchester Music)

artwork copyright Ian Simpson 2010

Autumn Musical Activities

Posted in blog, free improvisation, gigs, live music, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2010 by electronicmusik

Here s a list of the musical happenings I’ll be involved in this Autumn so far.

18th September – Burst Couch with Aht-n, Klondyke, Levenshulme

23rd September – as part of Centrifuge, Kro Bar (Oxford Rd) Manchester

26th September – Frakture All Dayer with Fonik / Noise Research, Bombed Out Church, Liverpool

1st October – Electronic Organica VII (EOVII) with Electronic Organica Ensemble, Britons Protection, Manchester

21st October – with Janx: The Gathering at The Pilgrim (Frakture Night), Liverpool

2nd November 2010 – with Aht-n at Inclusive Improv (Sleepers Bar) Huddersfield

18th November – iSplash gig with Frakture at The Pilgrim Liverpool

19th November – Electronic Organica VIII (EOVIII), Britons Protection, Manchester

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