Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 24th January – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 24th January 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details later this month.

The December edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page:
www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-december-2020-sunday-27th-december-2020/

This month presents an Amass Radiant Heretics mix, featuring Othermen, Jordan McDougall, Stephen Mallinder and more, plus music from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity, including a track from the recent Cookie release, and contributions from Gagarin, McCloud and Cutlasses.

7th January netlabel release

As we move into 2021 Spirit of Gravity presents – in place of a monthly show – a new release by McCloud, aka the collective’s very own Geoff Cheesemaster. The album is The Stars Unfixed. This is a long form piece lasting just over an hour, originally created for the Amass Radiant Heretics broadcast that went out on 20 December – a streaming event for the winter solstice curated by collective member Caleb Madden.

The long, pseudo-narrative structure was conceived to fit the format, but the slowly evolving, atmospheric, sounds very much demand repeat listens. Minimal rising notes gain weight, and rise almost imperceptibly to a crescendo, evoking a sense of growth and renewal. McCloud made extensive use of his old Casio CZ101 as a sound source, interspersed with flute parts ably provided by his long-term collaborator Chris ‘Noteherder’ Parfitt.

The album is available for streaming or download here: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-stars-unfixed

Also available:

A tribute to one of Spirit of Gravity’s founding fathers, the omnipresent, omniscient, dronemaster extraordinaire minimal impact. Steve recently moved to North Wales where no doubt he will continue to terrify the locals, just as he did in Brighton with his immense supernova-exploding-meets-reverb-uptown vibes.

Steve was for many years the curator of the electrocreche and a man who was never seen in anything but black. His minimal impact sets amply belied his moniker. Vast billows of rumbling noise, the sounds of tectonic plates shearing and tearing – volume used as punishment.

The tracks presented on minimal effort are the responses of members of the Spirit of Gravity collective to minimal impact’s musical universe.

Stream or download at: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/minimal-effort

Three Parade Reductions by Hardworking Families is a triptych based on a live recording from the Newhaven-Dieppe festival five years ago, using tape recorder and feedback delay to record / document a parade of festival participants from the port of Newhaven up to the hill to the Fort. It’s an impressionistic take on what was a multi-faceted event.
Hardworking Families (Tom Bench) has previously released material on Glistening Examples, Beartown, Eminent Observer and Don’t Drone Alone, as well as various self-releases. ‘It’s all about the textures’, says Tom.
Stream or download at: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/three-parade-reductions

Spirit of Gravity also presents two new tracks from Cookie written and recorded to sound like early electronic music emulating sounds of an imagined future. The pieces portray opposing visions of a future from the past: one dystopian, one utopian.
The first track Futures from the Past features predictions from the children of 1966 of a time 50 years in the future.
The second track London Transit presents a rose-tinted view of the technology used to keep London moving in the early 70s

PLUS, 2 new bonus tracks have been added to this release, Futures from the Brass, and Futures from the Brass (instrumental) – so check back in to download these new additions.

Stream or download at: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/futures-from-the-past-ep

Any money donated for these releases will go to help our venues, the Rossi Bar and the Green Door Store: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-greendoor-store-and-rossi-bar

Don’t forget the previous lockdown releases available on BandCamp:

Noteherder & McCloud – Clarity of Vision: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/clarity-of-vision

TRA 2 – TRA 2: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/tra-2

Cookie – Man-tra EP: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/man-tra-ep

Various artists – Distant Sounds: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/distant-sounds

Various artists – Behind the shutters: https://spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/behind-the-shutters

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 27th December – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 27th December 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month presents an Amass Radiant Heretics mix, plus music from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity, including a track from the recent Cookie release, and contributions from Gagarin, McCloud and Cutlasses.

1st hour: Cookie – Futures from the Brass Instrumental / Gods Teeth & The Interstellar Tropics – Energy from the Stars (radio edit 10 Nov) / Gagarin – Lakuz / Barker & Baumecker – Spur  / My Toy – ?? (Beatabet) / McCloud – Corner Management (live) / Cutlasses – The Clouds Are Fast Moving. / Gagarin – South London Commons / mærcstapa – A Clockwork Zeppelin / Barker & Baumecker – Databass133_1_3

2nd hour: Amass Radiant Heretics mix, featuring Othermen, Jordan McDougall, Stephen Mallinder and more..

The October edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-october-2020-sunday-25th-october-2020/
This edition featured an hour of Japanese mid 20th century electronic music, followed by music from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity, including tracks from new releases by Map71, Monzen Nakacho and Henry Collins.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 25th October – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 25th October 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month features an hour of Japanese mid 20th century electronic music followed by tracks from 2 new albums by friends of ours, Map71 and Monzen Nakacho, and more music from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity, including an excerpt from a new release by longstanding member Henry Collins.

Makoto Moroi – & Toshiro Mayuzumi – Variations on a Musical Principle of 7 / Yoshio Hasegawa – The World In The Jar / Toru Takemitsu – Ki, Sora, Tiri / Toshiro Mayuzumi – Works For Musical Concept X / Toru Takemitsu – Clap Vocalism

Map 71 – Turn Back Metropolis / Monzen Nakacho – Death Spiral / Henry Collins – excerpt from Prepared Rain side A / Nostril Flair – Playing In The Sirens / mærcstapa – Burnt Biscuit / Cutlasses / Rotten Bliss – Spun out In Devon / Monzen Nakacho – Cogs / Map 71 – Suburbanites / Kutchi – Small Hands

The August edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world_august_2020/

This month we had a taster for 2 upcoming Spirit of Gravity netlabel releases from Noteherder & McCloud and TRA2, plus part 12 of Ascsoms ongoing isolation reel experiments with 2m tape loops – check them out on Bandcamp – also a tribute to Brighton’s Green Door Store.

The September edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-september-2020-sunday-27th-september-2020

This edition featured another selection of tracks from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity Collective, including Rotten Bliss, Karl MV Waugh and Chris Cobilis, plus a special mix compiled for us by Spheress.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 27th September – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 27th September 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to follow.

The July edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-july-2020-sunday-26th-july-2020/

The first hour consistes of a guest mix “Noise Evades Kontrol” from  Dr RAYPOWER, while the second hour includes work from Chris Cobilis and Jobina Tinnemans amongst others, plus a track from the latest Spirit of Gravity netlabel release from Cookie. Any money made from downloads of recent Spirit of Gravity releases will be donated to the fund-raising scheme for the venues that have been our home for the last 10 years.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 23rd August – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 23rd August 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month we have a taster for 2 upcoming Spirit of Gravity netlabel releases, plus part 12 of Ascsoms ongoing isolation reel experiments with 2m tape loops – check them out on Bandcamp. More details to follow.

The July edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-july-2020-sunday-26th-july-2020/

The first hour consistes of a guest mix “Noise Evades Kontrol” from  Dr RAYPOWER, while the second hour includes work from Chris Cobilis and Jobina Tinnemans amongst others, plus a track from the latest Spirit of Gravity netlabel release from Cookie.

Any money made from downloads of recent Spirit of Gravity releases will be donated to the fund-raising scheme for the venues that have been our home for the last 10 years.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 26th July – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 26th July 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Featuring another selection of tracks from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity Collective.

First hour: Guest Mix – Noise Evades Kontrol – Dr RAYPOWER

Second Hour: Cookie – Man-tra / Chris Cobilis (performed by Spektral Quartet and Kenneth Goldsmith) – The Sun as Narcissus- Big Boy Prism / TRA – The First of the Adventures / Cloud Diameter – Liquid Interior / H A I R S A B Y S S – Up North / Brontis – Futuristic Bum Cream Infomercial / Jobina Tinnemans- The Shape Of Things Aquatic / Jilk – Last Star Stopped / Chris Cobilis – This is you

The May edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-may-2020-sunday-24th-may-2020/

This show contains some tracks from the first of the lockdown releases on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel release, Behind the Shutters. The first half contains a lengthy piece by Melbourne based artist Gillian Lever who played for us several times as The Vainglories when she lived in Brighton. Also included are some interesting things from the archives.

The June edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-june-2020-sunday-28th-june-2020/

The first hour is drawn from new releases all set loose in the world in the last couple of months of COVID 19 lockdown, including the latest from the Spirit of Gravity netlabel, Distant Sounds. The second hour revolves around two live sets from last year, one from Spirit of Gravity long time member Henry Collins, and the other from more recent favourite Elefante Branco.

Any money made from downloads of the two Spirit of Gravity releases will be donated to the fund-raising scheme for the venues that have been our home for the last 10 years.