Author: Spirit of Gravity

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

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Details to follow

The January 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-january-2023-22nd-january-2023/
This month’s show is bookended by long pieces by Simon Pyke and Marcelo Armani, and it also features old friends of the Spirit of Gravity Fane, Thomas Stove and Jonathan Higgins, plus new to us noisemakers Bantu.

Thursday 2nd February at the Rossi Bar: Rashamon / Hannya White / Alien Alarms

Rashamon: An unreliable narrator updates his most recent album
Hannya White: Symphonic instrumentation with bass turbulence
Alien Alarms: Human herded generative glitch

Rashamon was formed by Lee Hume in Brighton around 2002 as a mainly laptop serving up skewed melodic, glitched pop with hip hop and post rock leanings.  There have been a number of releases on the Dizzy Tiger, Passive Aggressive and Highpoint Lowlife labels over the years with an active output via Soundcloud.
After a long period of quiet, in 2022 Rashamon released their third full length album, the jokingly titled ‘A Return to Form’. For this album, Lee decided to eschew the laptop and composed and mastered all the tracks using only his iPhone. Aiming for his most melodic and accessible work yet, Lee pulled in his main eighties synth pop influences and ran them through the ringer.
Live, Rashamon will be continuing the unreliable narrator theme and condensing and updating their latest tracks with a touch of brooding menace.

Hannya White: ‘I do music, I make paintings. See you out in the world’
The London-based artist, is creating an unusual combination of the playful and dystopian. She fuses symphonic instrumentation with deep-bass-resonating synth turbulence. Her live performance carries you through a fog, while cutting and surprising sounds and melodies, slurring unpredictable  sound in a blurred landscape. Like Alice in Wonderland, following a white spaceship.
Her recent EP ‘No Preview’ was selected by two leading BBC producers as release of the month, following Hannya White curating the Freak Zone Playlist and chosen by Bandcamp as ‘New & Notable’.

Alien Alarms combine poetry, prose, philosophy and found sounds with live, improvised generative rhythms, beat chopping and custom software to make music about love, loss, technology and society for the head, the feet and the heart.
alienalarms.bandcamp.com/
alienalarms.com/

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 February 2023 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

New release on the Spirit of Gravity BandCamp label: Noteherder and I’m Dr Buoyant – Night

The Spirit of Gravity’s netlabel presents another captivating album release from Noteherder and I’m Dr Buoyant.

Following on from last summer’s Day, we now have Night (see what they did there?).
Nine tracks drawn from the same body of work created remotely between Porthcawl and Brighton, ‘Night’ displays a more winter-toned, contemplative atmosphere. The Noteherder (Chris Parfitt) sax winds itself effortlessly around the hammered and shimmered tones of I’m Dr Buoyant (Tony Rimbaud); think Miles Davis sipping absinthe with Erik Satie.

Stream or download here: spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/night

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

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 22nd January 2022 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month’s show is bookended by long pieces by Simon Pyke and Marcelo Armani, and it also features old friends of the Spirit of Gravity Fane, Thomas Stove and Jonathan Higgins, plus new to us noisemakers Bantu.

First hour: Simon Pyke – Improvisation for Radio and Luminist Garden  /Fane – Rite of Midwinter / Thomas Stone – An Act Of Surrender – Part 3 / Thomas Stone – An Act Of Surrender – Part 1
Second hour: / Bantu – Excavating The Future / Bantu – Unknown Origin / Bantu – Code of Silence / Jonathan Higgins – After / Jonathan Higgins – Polar / Jonathan Higgins – Before / RDyer – Canary (down in the mines) / Marcelo Armani – To Medicate a Future Time (live Dec 17, 2022)

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-2022-25th-december-2022/
Grab a warm glass of sherry and settle in for the Gravity Waves Xmas special. A midwinter mix of contributions to the recent Radiant Heretic Potlatch winter solstice event at the Rossi Bar, Brighton – featuring: Othermen, Sirius, and Their Majesties Lüdd Puka