Author: Spirit of Gravity

Thursday 14th July at the Rossi Bar: Robyn Steward / Eyal Talmor / Nuclear Whale

Please note that this event will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month, not the 1st as usual

The Spirit of Gravity Presents:
Robyn Steward: Space trumpet
Eyal Talmor: Dysfunctional Access Virus synth
Nuclear Whale: Ambient Drone based on ‘The Wake’ by Paul Kingsnorth

Robyn Steward is a musician, writer, promotor and autism activist based in London, she runs the regular event “Robyn’s Rocket” at Café Oto that leads the way in neurodivergent inclusiveness in experimental music. She has written extensively on autism and its intersections with experimental music and runs workshops for artists and promotors interested in increasing accessibility for audience and artist alike. Robyn’s performance will be exploring trumpet improvisation with electronic processing.

Eyal Talmor is an Israeli experimental musician based in Lisbon, Portugal. His performance is centered around a dysfunctional Access Virus synth that is operating beyond the machine’s capabilities, generating corrupted MIDI data and transmitted to several other machines. This method allows him to create sounds that otherwise would be impossible to reach and have unexpected results due to the chaotic nature of the process. This is part of an ongoing project collaborating with artists such as Jose Lencastre and Nuno Veiga (Portugal), and performing alongside Raja Kirik (Indonesia), Otto Von Schirach (US) and Broshuda (Germany).
crippleclerk.bandcamp.com
www.ursss.com/2022/02/eyal-talmor/
A recent collaboration with Nuno Veiga www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZohtcrzTMG8

Nuclear Whale will be playing an ambient drone set incorporating his modular synth, exploring a post apocalyptic 1066 Norman invasion landscape based on his readings from the book ‘The Wake’ by Paul Kingsnorth

Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.

Thursday 14th July 2022 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

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

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 26th June 2022 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to follow

The May 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-may-2022-22nd-may-2022/
This month we presented the first in an occasional series of shows focusing on long running Spirit of Gravity members, dedicating the full 2 hours to the legend that is ‘McCloud

 

Saturday 25th June at the Rose Hill: Spirit of Gravity 21st Birthday Party

Amazingly The Spirit of Gravity has been putting on shows since 2001! Every month with only COVID exceptions.

Date: 25th June 2022
The Rose Hill
Rose Hill Terrace
Brighton BN1 4JL
Time: 3 to 11pm
Cost: £10 Cash

Advance tickets available at: www.wegottickets.com/event/548136

The Spirit of Gravity present
Meemo Comma / Dhangsa / Rashamon / Terror Wogan / McCloud / Bela Emerson & I’m Dr Buoyant, and more

Meemo Comma: (Planet Mu) Qabbalistic electronica
Dhangsa: (Asian Dub Foundation) Noise Dancehall fusion
Rashamon: Depends on your point of view, but we say the return of the Bexhill legend.
Terror Wogan: 8 bit wonderland
McCloud: Noise beat
Bela Emerson & I’m Dr Buoyant: Cello & electronics
Plus Dan Hignell, Dan Powell, Fallow, RDyer and Screaming Alice

Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.

Thursday 2nd June at the Rossi Bar: BUNKR / RAAD / Adam Martin

The Spirit of Gravity presents BUNKR / RAAD /Adam Martin

BUNKR: Maximal melodic electronics from the outer orbit
RAAD With Two As: Hove-orientated nano-utopian angst
Adam Martin: Attention Deficit Deluge

The origin of BUNKR was the result of a happy accident. Back in 2017 Brighton (UK) based musician and producer James Dean (also known for his work under his Lost Idol guise) was tasked with making a chilled out house track for a TV commercial for German sausages. Whilst his track didn’t make the ad, it did unintentionally set him off on a path of writing zoned out house music and bubbling melodic techno as BUNKR.
The German connection continued as the first BUNKR release was issued by Berlin’s Love On The Rocks label, picking up fans across the globe including Tim Sweeney who featured Cloud Chaser in his best of 2017 round up on his Beats In Space radio show.
2018 found BUNKR further broadening his sonic horizon collaborating with the fledging V LSI label set up by the Echaskech crew. His Outerstellar and Appl Skies EP’s traversed techno and chugging house styles and were well received by some of the scene’s more discerning DJ’s including James Zabiela, Posthuman (I Love Acid), Joris Voorn, Nick Warren (Way Out West) and DJ Food (Ninja Tune).
Following these releases BUNKR set about producing his first long player. The end result was 2019’s The Initiation Well. This album was a far more exploratory affair than any other BUNKR material that had come before with slow-burning ambient interludes rubbing shoulders with hypnotic crawling techno and pastoral Kraut-esque electronica.
Skip to the now and BUNKR activity continues apace. He contributed a track to the highly lauded Castles In Space compilation The Isolation Tapes (Electronic Sound magazine’s compilation of the year in 2020), whilst recent live shows have seen him playing alongside Ulrich Schnauss, Richard Norris, Soccer96 and Leafcutter John. His second album Graveyard Orbit was released in October 2021 and took his sci-fi techno approach deeper into the electronic cosmos, thematically providing reflections on man-made waste and our own longevity. Or as one reviewer summed it up, “a dazzling, tone-rich journey that captures the moments when life ends and the story just begins”.

RAAD With Two As is mid-concept Hove-orientated nano-utopian emergence from the pressures of the quotidian. It is also dead clever.
Improvised double bass, sampled live vocals, droney bits, some found dialogue, leftie over-educated angst, and Edinburgh accents; oh, and you will likely receive a gift.

Adam Martin: A new piece exploring the depths of attention deficit disorder by sampling his YouTube history. Adam Martin has performed at The Spirit of Gravity in a number of guises, lacing serious intent and outrageous performance art.
adammartinindustries.bandcamp.com

Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlaid with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.

Thursday 2nd June 2022 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA