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Dry spells

It’s been a while, but back in January 2013 with skronk and skree, and a new format for the blog.

Noteherder and McCloud

The first Noteherder and McCloud starts slow vibrating washes of electric swamp with skittering soprano sax pausing for occasional languors, before getting up with a noisy switchback over bass drones and some proper skronking and ending with a grumble off between the pair.

The second Noteherder & McCloud set took me by surprise by starting with some whistling birdsong before electronic burbles transformed into staccato bass with Chris saxing at full throttle with noise stabs sliding in sawtooth. It degenerates into squeaks and pops before coming back for a little full throttle action and close. I can’t comment on _minimalVector’s visuals, as I was looking the wrong way, but I’ve heard they were immersive to the point of overwhelming: sliding across two walls like slippery nightmare woods.

EMB Ortolan

EMB Ortolan has a nice guitar chime loop with jazz cymbals to start, looping most satisfyingly before bringing in church bells and playgrounds, a gloriously excessive piece of uber guitar riffery upsets things and pulls it back to another understated guitar loop with annoying HF feedback whistling under it. Paul then did a reprise of his quiet Aural Detritis piece with the light sensitive devices. A brave decision in the infamously loud Green Door Store, but one that worked well – very subtle and understated, and making good use of the sub bass available in the large PA. Finishing with a low level blistering and shortwave conversation.

Cosmonaut Transfer

Cosmonaut Transfer ended the night with their space age tomfoolery, slowed down vocals and Tangerine arpeggios start the set in the right mode, Dave’s guitar flying fluid lines and trills of sustain while disappointingly the space helmet stays on the floor this time. The arpeggios wind down into speech and swirls and Nick brings out the violin and we all get a bit more abstract until the Krell monster from Forbidden Planet puts in an appearance and the arpeggios return with a more propulsive beat than previously and we’re off to Mars for the climax.

health and safety night

Axes, saws, Psycho style kitchen knives, and no proper block for keeping any of them in.

ALthough at least no-one was senseless enough to run around with any scissors.

The guitar Orchestra led the way with Dereks mighty chopper. . . . fnar

Headliners Bela Emerson, Geoff Leigh and Richard Miles actually came tooled up with nothing more dangerous than ferocious improvising skills.

Henry Collins , presumably as Slashs Wormhole although we never discussed it, disembowelled some unfortunate piece of wood.

And Noteherder & McCloud had unsuitable loose clothing for lathe work. Good thing there were no lathes in the shop.

Bela Emerson, Geoff Leigh and Richard Miles

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slashs wormhole – sog nov 2010

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Noteherder & McCloud live at The Spirit of Gravity nov 2010

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neils greek diamond

Gatecrashers and interlopers Noteherder & McCloud with “It’s just the wind in the wires”

VLK, frsh from a great set at noise=noise with a brief excerpt of their set. Hear the whole thing at this place.

Mata Unit can be heard beeping and booping, as well as seen (its not so easy in the video below).

HRT scared the living shit out of everyone.

VLK live at the spirit of gravity august 2009

The whole Noteherder & McCloud set

Noteherder & McCloud Live at the spirit of gravity august 2009

Sog Vs London

A brief one for this.

Hot Roddy arranged a trip to London.

It was great. Really.

representing London (Twice) we had the Hang Playing Hedge Monkeys.

A bit of the second set

Providing the bridge we had Same Actor (a preview for the coming Brighton show?)

A Bit of Same Actor

And from Brighton Noteherder & McCloud accompanied by _minimalVector

insights and oberservations

Noteherder & McCloud – follow the Stokey alien
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