Deliaphonic Artist Profile // Howlround

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Howlround create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden. In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling sound world.

‘Manually manipulating reels that feel like they’ve only recently been exhumed, the duo weave a dense tapestry as haunting and immersive as Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson‘s Legend Of Hell House Soundtrack’ – The Wire, Nov 2016.

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SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS

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He founded the seminal bands Cluster (with Dieter Moebius) and Harmonia (with Moebius and Michael Rother). He recorded the albums “Zuckerzeit” (Cluster, 1974) and “Deluxe” (Harmonia, 1975), which are considered blueprints for today’s electronica and were recently successfully reissued. And in the late 70s he worked with the great Brian Eno. Roedelius began releasing solo albums in 1978.

He was already exploring the interplay between piano and electronics on his second LP, “Jardin au Fou” (1979). With a beautiful complexity and a magnetic presence on stage, he makes every show a unique and fascinating experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see an iconic musician in a unique venue.

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // CHRISTOPHER CHAPLIN

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British composer and experimental music artist Christopher James Chaplin studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey/Switzerland before moving to London in the early 80ies. In 2009 he was invited by Viennese label Fabrique to collaborate with electronic musician Thomas Pötz aka Kava on “Seven Echoes”, an album released in 2010 and presented live at the Art Brut Museum Gugging in Austria.

There he met electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) who later invited Christopher to take part in a “Late Junction” session for BBC Radio 3. The result of this second collaboration eventually led to the album “King of Hearts”, released in 2012. In the following years Chaplin and Roedelius performed around the world.hqdefault

October 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album “Je suis le Ténébreux”.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // PYE CORNER AUDIO

The Head Technician comes to Synthcurious this Saturday, after his eagerly awaited latest release, Stasis, sold out on vinyl within a few days.

The alias of Martin Jenkins, Pye Corner Audio is a kaleidoscopic blend of lost soundtracks, pulsing rhythms and brooding electronica.

He has seen several key releases on labels such as Ghost Box, Type, and Decoder and has also produced remixes for John Foxx, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan and Stealing Sheep.

Tickets are available here

 

SC16 // TROIKA!

Many thanks to Kite Base, I Speak Machine and Hannah Peel for a fantastic show last night.

It was ace to see such a great turn out, thank you for your support.

And thanks, as always, to The Tin for hosting the event.

(Photos by Rhiannon@ tschock_tschock)

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SC16 // FEATURED ARTIST // KITE BASE

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Kite Base is an electronic duo featuring Ayse Hassan (also bass player in Savages) and Kendra Frost. Comprised of two bass guitars, vocals and beats with an industrial edge; blending the craft of pop with organic noise. The name is based on one of the main starting points found in origami, a Kite Base is an opening move made with simple folds to generate a firm and fertile foundation for creativity. It can become whatever you want it to be- simple or complex – based on the imagination of the creator, inspiration and chance.

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This is tomorrow.

Tickets available here.

 

SC16 // ARTIST FEATURE // I SPEAK MACHINE

 

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Ahead of their shows supporting Gary Numan, we are delighted to welcome I Speak Machine back to Synthcurious, after their amazing show last year.

I Speak Machine are vocalist and self confessed synth-nerd Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Together they make brooding soundtracks and horror/sci-fi films. Their short films include the UK filmed sci-fi thriller “The Silence,” ghost horror short “Gagglebox,” and their newest creation, “Zombies 1985” – a blood-drenched period zombie piece shot in Los Angeles. The soundtrack to “The Silence” was released in 2015 on Lex Records on limited edition vinyl and digital download. I Speak Machine are currently working on the groundbreaking graphic novel and feature film “STRATA,” with comic book legend Tommy Lee Edwards, Lex Records, Penguin/ Random House and Google.

Add to this the setting of The Tin, a unique chance to see their set in the old coal vaults, and you get a audio visual experience you won’t forget…

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

SC16//ARTIST FEATURE// HANNAH PEEL

 

Synthcurious are happy to announce singer and electronic composer and member of The Magnetic North, Hannah Peel will be performing live on 13/09 with her electronic solo setup her new album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ out 23rd September 2016.

This year, her recent collaborations with Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (aka Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) – was featured on two BBC6 playlisted singles ‘Diagram Girl’ and ‘Creation’ and her band The Magnetic North released their critically acclaimed follow up LP ‘Prospect Of Skelmersdale’ in March. She has also been composing under her new synth-based, space-age alter-ego Mary Casio with an experimental piece combining analogue electronics and a 33-piece colliery brass band (it debuted to a sold out Manchester audience in May). Although modestly she shies away from any comparison, it’s little wonder The Observer recently described Peel as ‘a latter day Delia Derbyshire’.

http://www.hannahpeel.com

Tickets available from http://thetinmusicandarts.org.uk 

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17.09.16 // Synthcurious presents // Hans-Joachim Roedelius with Christopher Chaplin // support Pye Corner Audio

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Saturday 17 September 2016 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
£12 advance // £10 concession // £15 on the door

The Tin at the Coal Vaults, Coventry

We are delighted to announce that Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Christopher Chaplin will be performing for us in September.

Electronic pioneer Roedelius is a legendary figure in popular and ambient music and in the birth of Krautrock. He founded the seminal bands Kluster (with Conrad Schnitzler and Dieter Moebius), later to become Cluster, and Harmonia (with Moebius and Michael Rother). He recorded the albums “Zuckerzeit” (Cluster, 1974) and “Deluxe” (Harmonia, 1975), which are considered blueprints for today’s electronica and were recently successfully reissued. In the 70s he worked with Brian Eno (check out “Cluster and Eno” and “After the Heat”).

Roedelius began releasing solo albums in 1978. He was already exploring the interplay between piano and electronics on his second LP, “Jardin au Fou” (1979). With a beautiful complexity and a magnetic presence on stage, he makes every show a unique and fascinating experience.

Swiss-born British composer and experimental music artist Christopher Chaplin studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey/Switzerland before moving to London in the early 80’s. In 2009 he was invited by Viennese label Fabrique to collaborate with electronic musician Thomas Pötz aka Kava on “Seven Echoes”, an album released in 2010 and presented live at the Art Brut Museum Gugging in Austria. There he met Hans-Joachim Roedelius who later invited Christopher to take part in a “Late Junction” session for BBC Radio 3. The result of this second collaboration eventually led to the album “King of Hearts”, released in 2012. In the following years Chaplin and Roedelius performed around the world. October 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album “Je suis le Ténébreux”.

Don’t miss this – Tickets

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