Lo Recordings live
plus Al Brooker (Gwei-Lo) new album playback (8-9pm)
Following on from Jon Tye and Spykid's guest mix at
Bad Timing's library music night in April, tonight's event
reveals some different sides to the label.
Also, this month's event begins with the first playback of
new material by the late Al Brooker of Gwei-Lo.
Recent Lo Recordings signings The Chap were formed by Johannes
von Weizsaecker, formerly of Karamasov (Satellite Records). The
Chap sound expands on driving post-krautrock lines
with chopped beats, strings, piano and vocals. Future plans
include `more nice beats, destruction of some string instruments,
some abstract electronics and some pop songs with lyrics about
courage, modesty, sex and asthma!'. The Chap could be compared to
a more raw DIY take on the likes of Tarwater, Rothko and
Berlin's Kitty-Yo label.
For samples and further info.
Richard Thomas creates what he calls `post-acousmatic' music
from an array of sound-sources including found objects,
the environment, toys, electronics and even musical instruments,
described by Rob Young of The Wire as `a car boot sale-esque phantasmagoria'
and by Thomas himself as `Procrastination Tools and Idiophones'.
Richard Thomas has been recording for Lo Recordings since its beginnings
and has collaborated with both the likes of Thurston Moore,
Add N to (X) and Squarepusher (even gaining NME single
of the week) and improvisers such as Derek Bailey and Eddie Prevost,
as well as remixing Kid 606 and Kitty-Yo's Laub among others.
Assume nothing and expect the unexpected.
al brooker (gwei-lo): album premiere
This month's Bad Timing will convene at the earlier time of
8pm for the first play of `Quixotic' by Al Brooker of Gwei-Lo,
released by Bella Union to commemorate the second anniversary
of his passing on 4th June 2000.
dj kirk leatham
Late-digital favourites modulated in real time.