Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 22nd August – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 22nd August 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to be confirmed

The June 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-june-2021-sunday-27th-june-2021/
This month’s show pays tribute to Rowan Forestier-Walker, better known to us as Embla Quickbeam,who sadly died recently.

20th Anniversary release June 2021

The third Spirit of Gravity compilation came out in 2003 and featured seven eponymous tracks by collective members Christian & Roland, Caleb, Chris, Nick & Tony, Lee, Henry, and Steve. Originally issued on CD, it was released to coincide with the City of Gravity multi-venue festival we ran that year across Brighton.

Stream or download the album here: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-spirit-of-gravity-2.
All sales from these albums will be donated to the Rossi Bar Crowdfunder. Direct donations can be made here:
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar

For other re-releases on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel, go to spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/

20th Anniversary commemorative release: 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. 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.

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: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar

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:
spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/works-from-home

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

For other releases on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel, go to: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/

Thursday 5th August at the Rossi Bar:

The Spirit of Gravity returns to live events at last! With COVID measures in place, we’re back at the Rossi Bar in August:

The Spirit of Gravity presents: Meemo Comma / f.Ampism / This Sound Bureaucracy

Meemo Comma
(Planet Mu) Qabbalic electronics

f.Ampism
(Chocolate Monk) synthetic landscapes

This Sound Bureaucracy
Mr Nick Rilke presents the True and Authentick History of The Spirit of Gravity with Accompaniment by Mr Tony Rimbaud

Thursday 5th August 2020 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

Previous streaming events are available to view on the Spirit of Gravity YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOpPIol32j2ydppLgS7Osg

4th March: Dan Powell / midi_error / Noteherder & McCloud
1st April: Ensemble 1 / The Zero Map / Cutlasses
6th May: Ascsoms / child / Not By Radium
3rd June: Kieran Mahon / rDyer / Melancholic Robot Tantrum / Andrew Greaves

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 25th July – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 25th July 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Presenting a special mix of live tracks recorded at the Spirit of Gravity over the last 20 years, compiled by Tony Rimbaud – a personal selection from the early years to the most recent performances, featuring all of the acts from the Spirit of Gravity Collective, plus guests including Devilman, Sarah Angliss and Monzen Nakacho.

minimal impact May 2002 / Waxed Apple May 2002 / Multiplex May 2002 / Rashamon November 2003 / Sold June 2004 / Same Actor July 2004 / Kutchi December 2004 / LRS March 2005 / Faoi August 2006 / Dan Powell April 2007 / nwodlteM May 2008 / Shitmat October 2008 / This Sound Bureaucracy October 2009 / Thomas Hiltz January 2010 / Broken Star March 2010 / Komuso February 2011 / I’m Dr Buoyant and Ron Caines July 2011 / Transept July 2011 / June Deer March 2012 / Devilman December 2012 / Sonic Roundabout March 2013 / The Static Memories December 2013 / Sarah Angliss June 2014 / Noteherder & McCloud December 2015 / Johanna Bramli December 2016 / Andrew Greaves April 2017 / Capslock 20s December 2017 / midi error July 2018 / Monzen Nakacho March 2019 / 30. Ensemble 1 March 2019

The June 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-june-2021-sunday-27th-june-2021/
This month’s show pays tribute to Rowan Forestier-Walker, better known to us as Embla Quickbeam,who sadly died recently.

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 27th June – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 27th June 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

We were sorry to find out that Rowan Forestier-Walker, better known to us as Embla Quickbeam, sadly died last week. She’d been ill for a while and passed in the company of her husband in a cabin they’d been refurbishing down in Cornwall. She was one of life’s decent people an artist of singular vision and always a pleasure to have play.

When we moved to the Green Door Store she was the first artist to play, and the first artist we asked to play. Her sets were rather like her in the end, rather lovely, full of depths and just gone far too soon.  She will be missed by all of us who knew her.

Sound Artist Jez riley French has written this obituary for The Wire: www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/rowan-forestier-walker-1977-2021

Our radio show this month starts with two Embla Quickbeam pieces, one from record and one live set from Splitting The Atom.

The rest consists of music from the orbit of the Spirit of Gravity, including more tracks from Elliptical Orbits, our commemorative 20th Anniversary compilation:

Embla Quickbeam – Gloam Mirror / Embla Quickbeam – Live at Splitting The Atom / Andrew Greaves – Organ Improvisations / Mathematical Tile – Ladies’ night (uncle Perce’s mix) / Yudd Habb – Butterfly sandwich / Cutlasses with Duncan Speakman – Return Carrier / Barker – E7-E5 / Same Actor – The Current State of Play / Map 71 – Girlface Occupation / Melancholic Tantrum Robots – Ritual / Monzen Nakacho – Death Spiral / Cutlasses with Amy Cutler – Wolf moon / Ingrid Plum feat Lisa Jayne and Ben Graham – Running with wolves / Resonant Blue – Gilded

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-2021-sunday-23rd-may-2021/

This month’s show presents a guest mix from Spheress featuring music made by young producers in Brighton alongside more established artists.