6th May netlabel release

‘Works from home’ is the latest release from Andrew Greaves. It features five tracks produced, unusually for Andrew, purely as recordings and without regard to live performance (what with their being not a lot of opportunity for that of late). Some of the set is based on organ improvisations created during the first lockdown of 2020. The rest of the album comprises works from the winter of 2020-21, using spontaneous of analogue synth sequencing. Each piece was conceived, collaged, recorded and mixed in one hit.

Stream or download the album here:

As will all SoG releases, any sales income will be donated to the Rossi Bar Crowdfunder, to help the venue that we will, if all goes to plan, be returning to fairly soon
Direct donations can be made here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar

Memori Yobidashi is a collaboration between electronic producer Jake Smith and sound therapist Ruth Summers. In this eponymous release, they explore the sonority, texture and tone of assorted gongs, bowls and metal percussion through improvisation and electronics. Music to invoke memories known and unknown.

Neural Outage is Geoff Cheesemaster (Noteherder and McCloud) and Karl M V Waugh (The Zero Map, God’s Teeth & The Interstellar Tropics, A Band, Binnsclagg, among others). Using ‘electronic devices and other things’, Tiniest Glimpse was recorded during the brief period of permissible mingling in the late summer of 2020, with the two improvisors in the same acoustic space, and no online software involved.

Also available:

A collaboration between Noteherder, aka Chris Parfitt, and I’m Dr Bouyant, aka Tony Rimbaud, entitled The Floating Museum.

During COVID lockdowns, Chris has been exchanging soundfiles with several members of the Spirit of Gravity Collective. This is the result of one of those collaborations, with I’m Dr Buoyant sampling field recordings by Noteherder made over the course of a day at Newhaven Fort to create the album’s essential rhythms and soundspaces.

The album is available for streaming or download here:

Plus don’t forget the previous lockdown releases available on BandCamp:

McCloud – The Stars Unfixed spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-stars-unfixed

minimal effort spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/minimal-effort

Hardworking Families – Three Parade Reductions: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/three-parade-reductions

Cookie – Future from the Past: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/futures-from-the-past-ep

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

20th Anniversary release April 2021: Elliptical Orbits

Released to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Spirit of Gravity as a promoter of experimental and electronic music in Brighton, Hove and beyond, this collection offers a beguiling cross-section of the interesting stuff we’ve been putting on these past two decades. It includes contributions from current and former members of the Spirit of Gravity Collective and from friends and fellow-travellers, among whom are some of the most outstanding artists who have appeared at Spirit of Gravity events over the last two decades.

The selection represents acts who have appeared throughout the 20 years, and reflects both the high quality and wide variety of music produced during this time. New and old tracks are featured, including a Nick Langley track on which he has been working since 1997, the first Monster Bobby material to be released for more than 5 years, and the first from Same Actor for 3 years. The compilation includes a plethora of exclusive tracks, including unreleased material from Gagarin and Scanner.

The Spirit of Gravity has been hosted by more than ten venues in Brighton and Hove over the last 20 years. We could not, obviously, have done it without them. Remembering this, we are donating all money received from downloads of this compilation will be donated to the CrowdFunder for our venue for the last two years, the Rossi Bar.

Featuring more than 30 tracks and over 3½ hours of music, it offers a varied and fascinating journey through the last twenty years of experimentation on this part of England’s southern edge, so please dig deep and give generously.

You can view or download this release from the Spirit of Gravity BandCamp site at spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/elliptical-orbits
All sales from these albums will be donated to the Rossi Bar Crowdfunder.
Direct donations can be made here:

20th Anniversary release March 2021

For the latest 20th Anniversary release, we have raided the vaults and gone back to 2006, when members of The Spirit of Gravity collective remixed works by Henry Collins, aka Shitmat. The source files were from unfinished and now lost works from one of Shitmat’s knackered old hard drives: hence the arresting title of The hard drive cessation termination: Shitmat remixed.

Full track listing:

  1. minimal impact – aol (full vocal mix)
  2. Terror Wogan – Complaints (Mouse Glue mix)
  3. Rashamon – Disk Defragmenter (Crash mix)
  4. Hot Roddy – Fig Roller
  5. The Notorious c.h.a.v. = Ketamice Cauliflower (Broccoli dub mix)
  6. McCloud – Zodiac Translation War (Mind drone mix)
  7. Malevich – 4 Stepper Shoes (Zero Fetus Shopper mix)
  8. Faoi – Blank Tape (Who Da Fuk)
  9. Cookie – I was once a fig roll
  10. nwotdleM – Never seen Hollyoaks (remix of my shitemate)

Stream or download the album here:

Any money donated for these releases will go to help our current venue, the Rossi Bar: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar

Continuing to celebrate the 20 years since the first Spirit of Gravity show on 17th January 2001, this was the second Spirit of Gravity compilation CD, compiled by Steve Gillitt to give away at our 2 day festival at the Free Butt on 7th and 8th December 2002 – featuring Spirit of Gravity alumni such as Waxed Apple, Sh*tmat and Stendec (Rashamon), along with Monster Bobby and Urban Myth.

Stream or download the album here:

The year 2021 marks the twentieth birthday of Spirit of Gravity – our first show was on 17 January 2001 – and to celebrate this anniversary year we’ll be doing some special releases, and hopefully some special events too, later in the year.

The first of release is this re-issue of our first compilation CD, featuring tracks by early members of the collective. Among those featured are Henry ‘Shitmat’ Collins (as Audio Restoration and among the So Whitehawk Crew), Chris ‘Same Actor’ Cook (as Remote), Geoff ‘McCloud’ Cheesemaster and Tony ‘I’m Dr Buoyant’ Malevich’ – also included is a track donated by friend of the Gravity Scanner.

At the time this came out, it took around twenty minutes to download a single track using a dial-up modem. Consider that, as you effortlessly stream or download the album here:

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

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 23rd May 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to follow

The April edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page:

This edition highlighted tracks from the 20th Anniversary commemorative compilation Elliptical Orbits, including contributions from Jo Thomas, Gagarin, Multiplex and Scanner, plus a special version of Nick Rilke’s ‘Real Imagined & Mistaken History of the Spirit of Gravity’ narrated by Sasha de Goguel.