Save the Rossi Bar

Spirit of Gravity live gigs have unfortunately been cancelled for the foreseeable future, due to the closing of the Rossi Bar in line with government COVID-19 guidance. However, we are releasing new material via the Spirit of Gravity netlabel each month in lieu of live events, and the radio show will continue on the 4th Sunday of each month.

In the meantime, as The Rossi Bar, our current venue, is on the #SaveOurVenues Red list, if you’re lucky enough to be in regular work at the moment, please think about contributing to their crowdfunder page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar

20th Anniversary release March 2021

For the latest 20th Anniversary release, we have raided the vaults and gone back to 2006, when members of The Spirit of Gravity collective remixed works by Henry Collins, aka Shitmat. The source files were from unfinished and now lost works from one of Shitmat’s knackered old hard drives: hence the arresting title of The hard drive cessation termination: Shitmat remixed.

Full track listing:

  1. minimal impact – aol (full vocal mix)
  2. Terror Wogan – Complaints (Mouse Glue mix)
  3. Rashamon – Disk Defragmenter (Crash mix)
  4. Hot Roddy – Fig Roller
  5. The Notorious c.h.a.v. = Ketamice Cauliflower (Broccoli dub mix)
  6. McCloud – Zodiac Translation War (Mind drone mix)
  7. Malevich – 4 Stepper Shoes (Zero Fetus Shopper mix)
  8. Faoi – Blank Tape (Who Da Fuk)
  9. Cookie – I was once a fig roll
  10. nwotdleM – Never seen Hollyoaks (remix of my shitemate)

Stream or download the album here:
spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-hardrive-cessation-termination-shitmat-remixed

Any money donated for these releases will go to help our current venue, the Rossi Bar: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-rossi-bar


Continuing to celebrate the 20 years since the first Spirit of Gravity show on 17th January 2001, this was the second Spirit of Gravity compilation CD, compiled by Steve Gillitt to give away at our 2 day festival at the Free Butt on 7th and 8th December 2002 – featuring Spirit of Gravity alumni such as Waxed Apple, Sh*tmat and Stendec (Rashamon), along with Monster Bobby and Urban Myth.

Stream or download the album here:
https://spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-spirit-of-gravity-volume-2


The year 2021 marks the twentieth birthday of Spirit of Gravity – our first show was on 17 January 2001 – and to celebrate this anniversary year we’ll be doing some special releases, and hopefully some special events too, later in the year.

The first of release is this re-issue of our first compilation CD, featuring tracks by early members of the collective. Among those featured are Henry ‘Shitmat’ Collins (as Audio Restoration and among the So Whitehawk Crew), Chris ‘Same Actor’ Cook (as Remote), Geoff ‘McCloud’ Cheesemaster and Tony ‘I’m Dr Buoyant’ Malevich’ – also included is a track donated by friend of the Gravity Scanner.

At the time this came out, it took around twenty minutes to download a single track using a dial-up modem. Consider that, as you effortlessly stream or download the album here:
spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-spirit-of-gravity

18th February netlabel release

This new album is a collaboration between Noteherder, aka Chris Parfitt, and I’m Dr Bouyant, aka Tony Rimbaud, entitled The Floating Museum.

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:
spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/the-floating-museum

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

Also available:

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

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 28th March – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 28th March 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

Details to follow

The February 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-february-2021-sunday-28th-february-2021/

This month included a special mix by Dan Powell, featuring Martha Skye Murphy, Haroon Mirza & Jack Jelfs, John Wall & Mark Durgan, plus SoGs own Waxed Apple, Noteherder & McCloud, Henry Collins and Andrew Greaves.

Second Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: date to be confirmed

Look out for the 2nd Spirit of Gravity online streaming event in early April, date to be confirmed.

The 1st streaming event is available to view on the Spirit of Gravity YouTube channel, featuring Dan Powell’s film based on an installation for Fort Process, Noteherder & McCloud reconstructing a musical zoom meeting, and midi_error’s new foray into AV improvisation.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOpPIol32j2ydppLgS7Osg