Rasping tones and full strength drones from Brighton and beyond
Robin Dickinson blends a sensitive ear for decomposing drones (think an atonal William Basinski) with a keen understanding of musique concrète and noise. Recently he’s been moving away from grubbed up field recordings and tapes into more synthetic, tonal areas.
Kev Hough, Steve Psylon and Rock Sizemore: An ill judged Surrealist Electronica from three towering figures of the Worthing underground.
An Italian duo based in London: Francesco Garau, manipulated guitars, and Nicola Serra, bass synth and rhythmic. Their music aims to explore dark, cold and abstract territories under the umbrella of a variety of genres such as drone, industrial, techno and ambient, by using primitive, minimal and repetitive sounds.
Thursday 2nd February 2017 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
@ The Green Door Store
Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ Brighton
The Spirit of Gravity at the Green Door Store Thursday 2nd March: Clive Henry / Feed Back Cell / Gagarin
The latest release on the Spirit of Gravity label documents a beautiful and unique live collaboration
between the traditional Indian instrumentalists of The Music of Benares and the electronic
soundmakers of The Spirit of Gravity.
The album is available for audition and as a pay-what-you want download on the label’s page:
On 8 November 2015, sitarists Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra, together with tabla player Prashant Mishra – three generations of the same family from Benares, northern India – played a sold-out concert at the Dome studio. Two fusion pieces – performed that evening with the Spirit of Gravity collective’s Geoff Reader, Andrew Greaves and Howard Spencer – are presented on this album, along with four improvisations from a session at Bird Studios the previous day.
The Mishras tour Europe every year but had never previously visited the UK. The collaboration was facilitated by Spirit of Gravity Life President Chris Cook, and the resulting intertwining of subtle synth drones and wash was recorded and filmed by collective members Dan Powell and by Sarah Nelson at the Dome.
“It was great opportunity to perform for the first time in the UK in 2015 – we had some great memories of performing with local musicians and having great cultural exchange with the music” says Deobrat Mishra.