Save the Green Door Store and Rossi Bar

Spirit of Gravity live gigs have unfortunately been cancelled for the foreseeable future, due to the closing of the Rossi Bar in line with government COVID-19 guidance. However, we are releasing new material via the Spirit of Gravity netlabel each month in lieu of live events, and the radio show will continue on the 4th Sunday of each month.

In the meantime, as the Green Door Store was a happy home to us for 8 years, and they also own our current home The Rossi Bar, if you’re lucky enough to be in regular work at the moment, please think about contributing to their crowdfunder page: #SaveOurVenues – The Green Door Store & Rossi Bar

5th November netlabel releases

Again, after a brief hiatus there are two new releases on our Bandcamp netlabel this month.

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

There will be no edition of Gravity Waves and the Spirit World in November, as ResonanceExtra is broadcasting the whole of the Radiophrenia Festival 24/7 until the 22nd.

The next edition of the Spirit of Gravity radio show will be broadcast on Sunday 27th December 2020 from 8 to 10pm on ResonanceExtra 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.