Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 22nd November – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 22nd November 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to follow

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.

10th September netlabel releases: Autumn double-header

After a quiet month in August, we return with two full-length releases on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel, from collective stalwarts Noteherder & McCloud, and a collaboration between members of the Gravity and SafeHouse collectives.

Noteherder and McCloud present ‘Clarity of Vision’, a 16 track album that is their first since 2015’s ‘Recent Observations’. Recorded at various venues in London, Croydon, Brighton and Worthing, it features (as ever) Chris Parfitt on Soprano Sax & Voice and Geoff Cheesemaster on Synthesisers, Effects and Voice, gleefully weaving an unsettling but very listenable kind of magic.
Stream and download the album here on a pay-as-you-will basis: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/clarity-of-vision

TRA 2 is a new name, with an eponymous 10-track album, and some familiar faces behind it. In 2019, I’m Dr Buoyant invited colleagues in the Spirit of Gravity and SafeHouse Collectives to contribute soundfiles for this project. McCloud, midierror, Noteherder and Ron Caines answered the call with recordings ranging from live saxophone and flute to electronic beats for the good doctor to manipulate – a remote collaboration before lockdown was even a thing.
The results are lyrical and evocative – you can hear the sound origins at times, but you can’t hear the joins. The group is dubbed TRA 2, as the 2nd iteration of the TR Agency, an occasional gathering of artists brought together by I’m Dr Buoyant.
Stream and download the album here on a pay-as-you-will basis: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/tra-2


In July, we released Cookie’s Man-tra EP.

Cookie is Mike Cook, originally from Cleethorpes, who was part of the band Planet Cook in the late 80s and early 90s, then partnered with the DJ Mickey Vespre to release under moniker The Medicine Cabinet. In the mid 90s, Cookie joined a brass band, starting a lifelong quest to improve as a brass musician. Fast forward to 2020 and with brass bands forced into virus-related hibernation it was time to start exploring electronic/brass hybrid music again.

Stream and download the album here on a pay-as-you-will basis: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/man-tra-ep


The second edition featured exclusive tracks by the artists who were slated to perform at the June Spirit of Gravity show, and is titled Distant Sounds.

Distant Sounds features tracks by Muster – James O’Sullivan (Found Drowned) on guitar with Dan Powell (Static Memories, Nil) on electronics – Meshes, an ethereal electronic noise maker from Kent – and Henry Collins, the artist, performer and extreme lateral thinker formerly known as Shitmat.

Stream and download the album here on a pay-as-you-will basis: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/distant-sounds


Also remember that the May release is still available: Behind the shutters

Including Vera Bremerton, a classically trained vocalist who specialises in extended technique – midierror, Spirit of Gravity collective member Chris, Synth Explorer, Renoiser, Sample Maker, etc – Yorkshire Modular Society is Dominick Schofield, and ‘is an ethos of creation by way of listening’.

Stream and download the album here on a pay-as-you-will basis: https://spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/behind-the-shutters

Any monies made from any of these releases will go to the crowdfunder for the Rossi and the Green Door Store, our present and our former home venue. Please give if you can.  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-greendoor-store-and-rossi-bar

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.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 28th June – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 28th June 2020 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

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.

Meshes – Empty Weight / Ascsoms – Isolation Reel 1 pt 1 / Olivia Louvel – A Woman Artist Not Deprived / Soundtrack -Industrial Wasteland / Muster – Remote Control / Noteherder – Your Warmth / Jilk – All Gentle Creeping (Arrive For Soft) / Olivia Louvel – The Sound Of A Mallet

Elefante Branco – Live On February 21.2020 / Nil By Nose – That Chair Rocked It’s self / Urs Graf Consort – Sudaca / Henry Collins – Rummaging in Amsterdam / Jobina Tinnemans – Microbioism / Brontis – Hoofin’