The latest issue of Electronic Sound magazine features Robin Rimbaud’s detailed account of Sahko records Quirky debut which would become the genesis for Pan Sonic. Paul Smith from Blast First also recounts the same night in this RBMA piece
Long and excellent interview with Neil Halstead by Mark Van Hoen which includes mention of myself and the Quirky club night I co-hosted in the 90s.
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.
More found footage from Quirky at Vox Club, Brixton on 16.06.1994 which featured Autechre and Vulva preforming live.
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.
At long last footage has emerged from Quirky, the club night I helped DJ and book acts at together with James Bignell in the mid 90s. It took place at Brixton’s long gone Vox venue and was also essentially the catalyst for my Zurich project together with Joe Gray, Neil Halstead and Sarah Peacock.
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.