Quirky #11: Autocreation

The forthcoming vinyl reissue of Autocreation’s (Mark Van Hoen/Tara Patterson/Kevin Hector) ambient-techno masterpiece Mettle, will feature Brixton – an excerpt from their live set at the inaugural Quirky on 25th September 1993.

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Quirky #9: Melody Maker Autechre/Locust Review 20.11.94

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A Melody Maker review of Autechre’s debut live performance at Quirky (Vox Club) on 20.11.94. Locust (Mark Van Hoen) who performed the same night is also mentioned. This is not the gig featured in the recently unearthed video. Reload (Global Communication), Fluke and Drum Club were also on the bill.

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Quirky #8: Pan Sonic/Bark Psychosis/Bruce Gilbert (Wire/Dome)/Aphex Flyers

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Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner was a regular Quirky performer and attendee. He has just unearthed some old flyers from 1994 which he uploaded on to the newly set up Facebook group for the now mythical club night. The Prototype 21 designs feature line-ups with Bruce Gilbert (Wire/Dome/Cupol etc), Pan Sonic/Sahko Records, Bark Psychosis and Aphex Twin/Rephlex Records.

Quirky #5: The Slowdive Connection

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Neil Halstead of Slowdive and Mojave 3 infamy was recently interviewed for NME about Slowdive’s final album Pygmalion. In the original transcript (which you can view above by clicking on the image) he talks candidly about his influences for the album, which include many visits to Quirky, a club night which I used to co-promote with James Bignell in Brixton circa 1995. Although not mentioned, it also reveals the genesis for Neil and I’s pre-Pygmalion electronic project Zurich. Heady times indeed.