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bad timing
regular nights of experimental, electronics,
radiophonics, diy, lofi, noise
weird pop, randomness ...

experiments and inventions from the underground since 2001
in cambridge, uk

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news: 25/1/14

monomania After some very long-term planning we are pleased to announce that monomania bad timing's one-day festival of obsessive solo performers and obsolete technology is happening this year. The cross-arts festival will take place on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction as well as the route between them. Early bird tickets available now at £13 until the end of January. No booking fee if booked in person at the Junction.

Confirmed events:
monomania: a one-day festival of solitary and obsessive creative experience
music / live art / installation / sound
workshops, screening and zine stalls http://www.monomaniafestival.co.uk

9/4/14 Flower-Corsano Duo + Ashley Paul, Unitarian Church

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acid mothers temple
upset the rhythm kingdom tour
bad timing presents

10 years of bad timing

aid & abet
station road
(entrance in cambridge station car park between cityroomz hotel and station cycles)

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times: 7:30-10:30
entry: £5 http://www.aidandabet.co.uk/

Celebrating 10 years of experiments from the underground, including DIY, electronics, experimental, lo-fi, noise, radiophonics, weird pop and randomness. As Cambridge's longest-running underground, experimental and electronic music night, since November 2001 Bad Timing has brought artists from across the world, the UK and Cambridge to as many venues as we could find (or build).

For this special event we return to Aid & Abet artspace to present live sets and sound installations by artists both regular and new who work in the spirit of Bad Timing -- obsessive lo-fi electronics made with any and every kind of obsolete technology. Also features visuals, films, displays, merchandise and other artefacts representing the history of Bad Timing.



Sculpture are a DIY music/animation duo, using zoetrope projector record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, cdj and lo-fi electronic noise to generate a retro-futurist sonic and visual overload. Sculpture create lo-fi beauty manipulating vintage domestic tape machines with handfulls of tapeloops, along the lines of Philip Jeck's old vinyl loops.
First seen at Bad Timing at our collaborative event with the legendary Kosmische club, we're very pleased to be able to present them in the context of Aid & Abet's main warehouse project space with large-scale projections onto decaying industrial walls and metalwork.

hacker farm

'A celebration of the home-made, the salvaged and the hand-soldered. DIY electronics performed on obsolete tech and discarded, post-consumerist debris. Make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.' Hacker Farm

Working as audiovisual artists as well playing live improvised electronic noise, Hacker Farm is the duo of Stephen Ives and kek-w. Recent activities include a self-distributed CD 'Poundland' and a ten-floppy disk boxset, plus off-grid gigs at sites including Yeovil Cattle Market as well as appearances on Resonance FM and sound installations recycled from milkchurns and birdhouses. They also encourage other experimental musicians to find 'hacks' of their own -- ingenious hobbyist modifications and reinventions of old technology.

"Charity-shop Coil ... and ruddy excellent it is too." - Simon Reynolds on 'Poundland'

"To enter Poundland is to enter a charity-shop of horrors, in which the unloved and offcast have come back to blinking, buzzing life." The Wire magazine.

pete um

(gagarin, grist, strange lights, tripel)

Lo-fi electronic songs, neurotic and quixotic charity-shop funk, highly personal stereo.

Based in Cambridge, UM has written over 2000 songs (featured in Self Assembly nano-venue) as well as playing across Europe, including tours with Felix Kubin and sharing stages with the likes of Ariel Pink, Panda Bear, Charlemagne Palestine and The Magic Band in Cambridge and elsewhere.

'like a one-man boombox version of The Residents ... like a quiet idea-storm: a procession of thoughts, camera-angles, memories, rambles, rumbles, micro-anthems, marching songs, drinking games, broken raps, Pop-monologues, miniatures, chamberwerks, salon songs, an orchestra of shed.' kidshirt.blogspot.com


dj nochexxx

Playing from his genre-melting vinyl collection, Bad Timing co-founder and former member (2001-2005) returns for a suitably guest dj set.

bad timing djs

Experimental and lo-fi formats and transmissions.