Necessary: Galgeberg/Gimle (Weltschmerz Industries 001)

Weltschmerz Industries maiden voyage sets sail on April 16th 2012 – Galgeberg/Gimle by Necessary.

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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.

Dubious 17.2.12, Oslo: The Secret Sound (TRHM/NO)

February’s Dubious event at Oslo’s Sound of Mu will feature a performance from northern Norway’s The Secret Sound aka Kristine Marie Aasvang.  A talented songsmith under her own name, when using her Secret Sound moniker,  Aasvang’s voice experiments are more in tandem with Laurie Anderson or contemporary wayward female electronic experimenalists like Laurel Halo, Grouper and Fatima al Qadiri (Ayshay). Listen below.