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. Thus emerged the four tracks of The Floating Museum, in which some startlingly crunchy rhythms kick things along with a delicate kind of urgency. Over these, Noteherder improvises with soprano sax and alto flute, and adds elements of musique concrète to create a mesmeric whole –stripped down, bare, and yet beautiful. Music to listen to while gazing through winter trees.
The album is available for streaming or download 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
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 album is available for streaming or download here: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-stars-unfixed
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.
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
Plus don’t forget the previous lockdown releases available on BandCamp:
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