In 2021, the Spirit of Gravity has been operating in Brighton for 20 years, our first event under this name having taken place at the Lift in Queens Road on 17th January 2001. This achievement was commemorated in a series of writings to mark the occasion.
We were very honoured when Bobby Barry wrote an article for the Quietus on the history of the Spirit of Gravity, The Experience Of Weightlessness: Spirit Of Gravity Turns 20. To learn about the forming of the Spirit of Gravity Collective, and hear about a disastrous night at Riki Tik’s, you can read the article here:
We released a compilation our BandCamp Netlabel, Elliptical Orbits, offering a beguiling cross-section of the interesting stuff we’ve been putting on these past two decades.
Stream or download the album here: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/elliptical-orbits
We have also been re-releasing some of the CDs given away at our gigs over the years. Look out for these and more to come on our BandCamp page:
Both Founders Nick Rilke and Tony Rimbaud collaborated on a manifesto of Experiential music, a term invented to describe the sounds produced by the Spirit of Gravity:
Manifesto of Experiential music
Dan Powell shares his memories of the first ever Spirit of Gravity gig, and yes, that night at Riki Tik’s: