Tag: The Gross Consumer

On the first day of autumn, or was it the last day of summer

A packed evening kicked off with the remaining Wrong Music Maestro The Gross Consumer with a pile of knackered toys built around a headless bent plastic Dalmatian. Covered with contacts for crocodile clips.

Top fun, it made nasty noises, played cheesy demo tunes that got mangled, growled and generally played the fool.
Jolly Good Fun.

Thee Gross Consumer – bid de bong bid de bong bong by The Spirit of Gravity

Swiftly we followed this with a far scarier set by field recordiningistas and general research bods Fallow

Fallow – an excerpt from the middle (fallow deer field recordings and incidental music) by The Spirit of Gravity

On an especially extended visit to blight, An Infinity Room filled our heads with superior drone technique on the bolt operated twin organs

This is an end section so you can hear the beat frequencies disappear as it winds down.
An Infinity Room – End section by The Spirit of Gravity

Rounding of the evening with his dancing feet was an inspired dubstep set from Gagarin.

Gagarin bit for blog by The Spirit of Gravity

So your eyes don’t feel let out. Here’s the video.


We have a new host, tying things together and making up for the fact Rashamon is on holiday, electronica superstar and funnyman Lee Hume.

If you really want I’ll put some of his introductions up, just so he gets a soundfile too.

Dan Powell started the evening with a set of electro-acoustic improvisations and new sound processing software. It was mad, like a kids toy train stealing a 1950’s computer.
here’s a track called Bells.

Following dan was Made out of wool, an act with a special place in the heart of the Spirit of Gravity. After blasting us with a solo set as yellow not yellow at SoG@Wrong, this collaborative set between Jason and Nikki, was a much more subtle beast. The mp3 starts from the point I started hallucinating. Its a track called Bells.

They said it couldn’t be done. “The Gross Consumer playing at Spirit of Gravity – you’re having a laugh, it’ll never work”.
So proving two things, the broad tastes of The Spirit of Gravity, and the broader musical reaches of The Gross Consumer, we proved them wrong. We love it. Heres a track called Bells.


And thanks to steve at minimal impact we have a (large) download of the whole of The Gross Consumer set, including feeble attempts at justifying his actions in light of what was on the flyer (that is, it has all the banter).


ry-om are playing at next months Spirit of Gravity, I was going to put up an mp3 of Chris’ stuff in advance of this weeks show, but you should know it and if I can get it sorted we’ll have a live snippet to go up later this week anyway.

Here is a taster track from ry-om’slive cd.