i’ve just order the above. a plan b model 13 dual timbral gate…Â to fill the glaring VCA type gap in my modular with something interesting.Â can’t wait!Â also picking up an AS multiple to help with making the most of the small number of modulation sources…Â should all be fun stuff.
a big thanks to everyone who came out on wednesday night and made it such a sweet good time.Â extra thanks to matt, pas, byron, noriko and lawrence for playing, will for being a totally great guy to work with, hamish and keiko for running the most comfortable venue to be and play in london, and last but not least, Carina for helping keep shit together, running the merch stall, filming, baking cake and being generally wonderful.
Such a privelege to play to a sold out cafe oto with a good bunch of friends.
I’m just listening back to recordings and will salvage what i can from the sets to share with folks.Â if anyone has their own recordings/pictures etc then drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ – Carina was filming on lawrence’s camera, so hopefully we can get some of that up on youtube in the new year when lawrence is back from the amazon!
Pre-sale tickets for the show at Cafe Oto are now SOLD OUT.Â The will be approximately 60 tickets available on the night from 8pm when doors open.Â PLEASE COME EARLY!
Lawrence will be starting things off at 8.30ish then FUNCTION then NORIKO, LAWRENCE and I to finish things off.
ROOM40 CD STALL
We’ll have most of the room40 catalogue available on the night for silly prices.Â The two Noriko CDs for Â£8ea and everything else for Â£7 or 2 discs for a tenner.Â stock up!
you might have seen Carina’s gorgeous lino-cut poster up at Cafe OTO.Â She’s done an edition of 40 and there will be a few on sale on the night…
I had a wee chat with Jon from Tada Music. You can read the interview on their website. They are also offering up a free download of ‘The Sky and Us, 2 Girls’ from ‘U’. Nice One. Thanks Jon!
seems the good folk at norman records love it, too:
“Room 40 is that Aussie label with the impeccable credentials, earned from showcasing the outer reaches of electronic & avant garde, uber minimal techno & futuristic ghost pop. They’re like a big conceptual tree made out of origami orchids & unfolding, intricate birds constructed from snow crystals. That’s what the Tujiko Noriko / Lawrence English / John Chantler collaboration CD says to me. Opening with otherworldly poetry from a Japanese lady set to a subtle, organic techno ballad that I could really see appealing to fans of (especially) mid period Bjork or Cocteaus, her voice trailing wispily over a beautifully stunted half paced beat with some gorgeous atmospherics. What an opener! I love the beats on this album, they’re so pure & rudimentary, on ‘Hyouga’ they’re like echo-laden wooden snare cracks mingling with warm guitar shimmers & gently pulsing bass thrums whilst the voice meanders dreamily around the song. I think they’ve, between them, discovered the essence of the magic of 3. This is a beautifully constructed & very pure ambient record full of magic, wonder & the power of voice vs. instruments both electronic & organic. For an experimental label, you’ve got quite an accesible recording here, full of sweet esoteric vocals, dynamic minimalism & spellbinding astral sound that will totally absorb you, if you’ve ears. U is marvellous stuff!!”