Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Saturday 27th August 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

The next edition of the Spirit of Gravity radio show will be broadcast on Saturday 27th August from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM.
https://extra.resonance.fm/

Gravity waves #7 – Fort Process edition

This weeks show highlights some of the acts who will be appearing at the Fort Process event in Newhaven on 3rd September, it’s a one day festival of sound art, experimental music, talks and films. For this event the labyrinthine Victorian fort on the cliffs above the town is filled with installations and stages set up in all sorts of unexpected places. For more details see fortprocess.co.uk/

Adam Bushell – Nameless Vibes 1
CRUSH!!!
Pierre Bastien – Dos Soleares
Graham Dunning – Auxon – 13 – Grey Goo Scenario
Skatgobs –
Ichi – Klaxon
Noteherder & McCloud – We run interference training
Jo Thomas – Mini Oramics machine demonstration
Sculpture – Form Foam
Konk Pack – Orwell’s Knee

The Spirit World

Iris Garrelfs – Morse Code Choir
Ekca Liena – Summoning Dust
Spheress – Sadiru
Katsoura Yamouchi – Patiruma
Pierre Bastien – B2-Dub’s Bud

The last show, which went out on Saturday 23rd July, is online to stream at: https://www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-23rd-july-2016/

This show includes new pieces by Joshua Legalliene and Scott Sciacca, a 2004 improv session by Henry Collins and J’m Black, a live performance of Terry Riley’ s ‘In C’ from the One Church in Brighton in June, plus a track from the new I’m Dr Buoyant release.

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1st September at the Green Door Store: Benjamin Finger / Map71 / Wild Anima / Henry Collins

The Spirit of Gravity have got together with Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records (bluetapes.co.uk/) for this special one off show in September, that should set you up nicely for Fort Process (fortprocess.co.uk/)

Benjamin Finger
Norwegian Fever Dream; Gorgeous and Fiery

Norwegian composer Benjamin Finger has released 10 full-length LPs since 2009 that have taken in a wide variety of musics, from delicate ambient to modern classical, free jazz and techno – sometimes even within the space of one piece!

His Amorosa Sensitiva LP for Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records was described by The Ransom Note as “a gleaming reverie, slightly submerged, redolent of Alice Coltrane’s graceful, spiritual ecstasy and the decelerated density and dusky forest-plunge of Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project. A fever dream at turns gorgeous and fiery.”

Map71
Art Punk Electro-Poets

Throbbing Gristle, Einsturzende Neubaten, The Fall, Suicide and John Zorn are some of the artists that Brighton legends Map 71 have been compared to, but this art-punk combination of performance poet Lisa Jayne and drummer/noisemaker Andy Pyne (Medicine and Duty, Kellar, Shrag) have proved themselves over the past year or two of mind-rewiring gigs and cryptic releases to be a singular force, miles apart from any identifiable trend in their hometown or the world.

“Lisa Jayne is one of the most physically arresting performers of poetry in Brighton, with a stage presence informed by visiting London strip clubs and observing strippers at work: a persona at once both provocative and absent; lingering eye contact and gyrating hips behind a wall of cool Perspex charisma. As can be heard on Map 71’s tape on Blue Tapes, Andy Pyne’s primal approach offers the perfect backing for Jayne’s stark confessions, delivered in a thick Essex accent like apocalyptic proclamations from some piss-stained midnight car park of the mind.” – The Wire

Wild Anima
Field Recordings and looped shards

In her previous Blue Tapes incarnation as Kurosounds, the Paris-based sound designer Alex Alexopoulos weaved subtle field recordings around looped shards of music to create intuitive and atmospheric soundworlds that sucked the listener in. Rechristening herself Wild Anima, Alex has collaborated with a range of musicians to further develop her own brand of “spiritual pop” – a transcendent and uplifting sound that draws on techno, spiritual singers and mbira music.

Plus special guest –
Henry Collins
Short, brutal and on early

Thursday 1st September | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
@ The Green Door Store
Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ Brighton


The Spirit of Gravity BandCamp label has now re-emerged from a short hiatus, with a new release by I’m Dr Buoyant, “I’m Dr Bouyant plays Ron Caines.”

I'm Dr Buoyant Plays Ron Caines

For this album, I’m Dr Buoyant has taken the solo saxophone recordings of Ron Caines, and edited and manipulated them to create new forms, making more or less oblique references to the original material. No other sound source was used for these tracks.

The result is a thirteen track album of astounding variety; lyrical pieces jostle with jagged and stark soundscapes that is never anything but highly compelling and listenable.

This new release is available for donations via the following link:

https://spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/im-dr-buoyant-plays-ron-caines

Further releases are in the pipeline from Music of Benares and Bramblings.