Thursday 3rd February at the Rossi Bar: Kieran Mahon / R. Dyer / Martin Chick

The Spirit of Gravity presents KIERAN MAHON / R. DYER / MARTIN CHICK

Kieran Mahon: Drones, loops and modulated sequences.
R. Dyer: Odd songs built from memories and stray kit
Martin Chick: Bleeps and tweaks for the rods and cones in your ears.

Kieran Mahon makes electronic music using a modular synth set up to create drones, loops and heavily modulated sequences. His set for Spirit of Gravity will be an improvised journey into kosmische and psychedelia.

R. Dyer uses saxophone, saw, harp, found sounds, tape samples, looped vocals and synth to create mesmerising baroque pop laced with chaotic improvisation.
soundcloud.com/r-dyer-uk
rdyermusic.bandcamp.com/

Martin Chick – Modular bursts and clusters firing like sonic snipers targeting synaesthetic synapses; a strafe across your cranium  to jerk your limbs to life.

We still don’t have the elektrocreche, but may stream this on FaceBook. If things go to plan.

Thursday 3rd February 2022 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

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

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Now that we’re turning 21 we will be continuing the celebrations; for this show we’ll delve deeply into the second Elliptical Orbits compilation of artists in and around the Spirit of Gravity.

First hour – getting in zones:
T-Toe – unwanted intrusive one / Not By Radium – Gray Life Xenophobia / Karl M V Waugh – Bliss / Andrew Greaves – Anshe / Cosmonaut Transfer – the Wind Talks

Second hour – all a bit more lively:
Dear Britch – Bye Bye Bi-Curious / R. Dyer – Risk / Hot Roddy – Youth, Depression, Compassion / 55th Flotilla – Freven (SoG version) / Rashamon – Simmer Recluse / Child – Equations / Spheress – Palpitations / Nad Spiro – Deriva / Ascsoms – Heard / f.Ampism – Seventy Six / Paul Khimasia Morgan – Change Nothing

The December 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-december-2021-26th-december-2021/
This edition featured the SoG Xmas album Not Just for Christmas, while the second half is an hour from the Brighton based label Chocolate Monk. The rest was made up from sounds recorded by artists in the orbit of The Spirit of Gravity.

Thursday 6th January at the Rossi Bar: Meljoann / R. Dyer / Iplu

Featuring: MELJOANN / R. DYER / IPLU

Meljoann: dystopian pop, disorientating noises, corporate video testimonials
R. Dyer: odd songs built from memories and stray kit
Iplu: abstract electronica and minimalist ambient improv for the bain malt.

R. Dyer uses saxophone, saw, harp, found sounds, tape samples, looped vocals and synth to create mesmerising baroque pop laced with chaotic improvisation.
soundcloud.com/r-dyer-uk
rdyermusic.bandcamp.com/

Originally from Dublin, Meljoann produces experimental electronic pop. In her latest single ‘Assfuck the Boss’, she explores the “stockholm syndrome of the employed”. Her sound has been described as “like a long-lost soul-pop album from the mid-1990s as remixed by Aphex Twin” (Eamon de Paor, Metro Herald)
About her latest album “HR” Pitchfork say: “In its social venom and unsparing bleakness, the album’s closest peer is probably U.S. Girls’ In a Poem Unlimited. But HR is both a one-woman show and a far less heady one: too furious for subtlety.”
boyscoutaudio.bandcamp.com/album/h-r

Arthur “Junior” Robinson is Iplu – field recordings and electronics are a natural step up from his previous project W3imaraner. Limited hand-dubbed baby blue c28s. Probably Retrac’s best sounding tape yet!
retracrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/leaf-ep

Thursday 6th January 2022 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

20th Anniversary commemorative release: Elliptical Orbits 2

Completing the 20th Anniversary year of the Spirit of Gravity, we present the 2nd collection of tracks from acts that have appeared at our events since the we started in 2001, Elliptical Orbits 2.

Again featuring Collective members past and present, along with fellow travellers who have graced the various stages we have appeared on over the years. The variety is as wide and the quality as high as the previous edition, illustrating the breadth and inventiveness associated with the Spirit of Gravity throughout its history.

Volume 2 incorporates 26 tracks and over 3½ hours of music, including an extract from minimal impact’s first ever appearance, more new material from Chris Cook, the first new release from the 55th Flotilla for 6 years, and a track from special guest star Professor Stephen Mallinder.

We look forward to 20 more years of producing entertaining and challenging music in venues across Brighton.

Available to stream and download now at spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/elliptical-orbits-2

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 26th December – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 26th December 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

The first half features the SoG Xmas album, about to be re-released on our BandCamp label. The second half is an hour from the Brighton based label Chocolate Monk. The rest is made up from sounds recorded by artists in the orbit of The Spirit of Gravity.

Rashamon – Festivus / McCloud – Winter Wonderland / Malevich – Do they know it’s Christmas / Bad lieutenant – Santas a C*** / Hot Roddy – December will be magic again / OneManCrimeWave vs ooort paradox – Jingle Hell / Faoi – Turkeys Strike Back / minimal impact – Jinglejinglejingle / Noteherder & McCloud – Santa Cookie Jar / The Jazz Biscuits – Corridor of Uncertainty / Cockta twins – Mumije / Robin Steward – The Space Section / Spheress – Gut Punch / Cockta twins – Ne Zovi To Ljubavlju
Chocolate Monk ear wonk: Kambrik Zone- Able to move freely through the glass / Forrest Friends – Forrest Friends – Track 5/Track 9 / Translucent Envelope – VI/XI / Hobo Sonn – Improvised music for Japanese drum machine part 2 / Glands of External Excretion – Social crabs / Constance/Nyoukis – A crooked Delirium / Dora Doll – Ganting / Stone Cornelius – Rough Music / Tania Caroline Chen – Electronic / Raymond Cummings – The month was spent wrestling towards an opening sentence

The November 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-november-2021-28th-november-2021/
This month featured a guest mix from Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Dan Powell’s set from the Spirit of Gravity night in October, plus lots of good stuff from Spirit of Gravity land.

New release on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel: Works from Home 2: Rhizomes by Andrew Greaves

The next release on the Spirit of Gravity BandCamp label is “Works from Home 2: Rhizomes” by Andrew Greaves.

“Rhizomes; horizontal plant shoots, emerging elsewhere as new lateral stems.”

This engaging set of pieces, constructed during the pandemic, feature samples from recordings of Andrew’s father Frank, a classic lead tenor. These have been edited and collaged, and are accompanied by Andrew’s signature keyboard tones. This process triggered memories which informed the directions taken by the work.

“Rhizomes” is available to stream and download now at spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/works-from-home-2-rhizomes