A night of exquisite harsh electronics!
‘If it ever feels like I’m repeating myself, that’s when I’ll stop what I’m doing.’ The uncompromising Phil Julian (AKA CheapMachines) has droned and noised-off since 1997 in London. He is consistently inconsistent, preferring rugged experimentation and deviation from repeating himself.
At last year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival he blipped and fizzed in Maja Ratkje’s symphonic noise piece, ‘Crepuscular Hour’, but Julian’s just as content with a humble city gig.
A partial archive of his discography is available for free download: cmx.org.uk/release-archive/
Brighton-based Ian Murphy isn’t new to Leeds, being joined by Spoils & Relics’ Kieron Piercy last year at Wharf Chambers. They performed an intense sort of breathing space between the other night’s noise acts. Murphy’s dizzying synth swirls and dense bell tones will transform the ceiling into a whole cosmos – lying down recommended!
‘sidelong micro-orchestras of idyllic decay and drift . . . strangely soothing’
– Doug Mosurock
Recording of performance with Kieron Piercy: www.mediafire.com/?bzpj59kebv4wd8a
Smell & Quim mischief-maker Paul Walsh delights in fuzzed-up radio nonsense, gleeful static and rushes of noise. Well-crafted and intense.
Tupperware electronics and home-made mbiras – telepathic and heavenly drones, expertly layered!
Nubile duo of Pete Cann (Half an Abortion, Inverted Nepal) + Pascal Ansell (Panelak) construct a noise totem of dense, low-brow noise clatterings, celebrating muck and precision.
Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.