Great to see a huge crowd of curious people turn up to the Canal Basin at Coventry for our modular event! It was lovely to meet you all, and listen to the sounds you created using the synths kindly bought along on the day.
Great turn out for an amazing set by Sonic Boom last night at the Tin, thanks to everyone for making it such a fantastic night. //Sonic Boom
Looking forward to the events today, there is some interesting kit arriving at the Coal Vaults for the modular meet starting at 1:00…see you there! (Photos by Nav Kaur https://instagram.com/nicedaynav/)
Thank you to everyone who attended the taster event at Drapers Bar earlier! It was a chance for an improvised performance using the modulars, and great to meet some new people interested in electronic music in Coventry.
Sonic Boom is the alias of Pete Kember, also known as the singer-guitarist in the legendary hypno-drone unit Spacemen 3. While attending art college Kember teamed with Jason Pierce to form Spacemen 3, recording a demo tape in 1986; after signing to Glass Records, the group recorded their debut LP Sound of Confusion, for which Kember adopted the name Peter Gunn. By the time of their follow-up EP Walkin’ with Jesus, he had rechristened himself Sonic Boom, keeping the pseudonym for the duration of his career. Sonic Boom was also the driving force behind the Experimental Audio Research project, a loose configuration of musicians which included My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields. Both the Spectrum and Sonic Boom projects have existed in parallel, and recordings under both names occasionally only feature Kember. Kember has also played and collaborated with Stereolab and Yo La Tengo.
Wrangler are: Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Benge (The Maths), Phil Winter (Tunng/Lone Taxidermist)
Wrangler consists of Stephen Mallinder, best known for his pioneering work with Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter of Tunng and Lone Taxidermist, plus the founder of Memetune studios and synth obsessive Benge (John Foxx And The Maths). His studio’s synth-rammed walls have created an environment where sounds are ripped from a golden era of analogue electronic music to create forward-looking, new music.Wrangler formed in the wires of Memetune – a post-LCD, Factory Floor-ed electronic funk machine with VHS tape distortion in its eyes but also capable of sleekness and beauty in the stripped back beats.
With support from Coventry band Attrition. Formed by Martin Bowes and Julia Waller, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early ’80’s UK Industrial scene. Unexplored sonic landscapes with an eclectic marriage of experimental and traditional sound, of electronics and acoustics, of male and female.