The Comet Is Coming to Village Underground
Published 2 May 2016 by DM

Following its spectacular showing at London Fields Brewery, The Comet returns to London on May 20th 2016CE. The celebration is set for Village Underground and will be hosted by wise astronomers Soundway. The Comet Is Coming! Come revel in its celestial glow.

Check out the Comet Course Syllabus (CCS) video playlist. Put together by the prophets Danalogue The Conqueror, Betamax Killer and King Shabaka, it is a pool of cosmic resources spanning science, philosophy, music, spirituality and historical illuminations. To further aid our journey towards apocalypse in terms of our awareness of the end, our own mortality and also our humanity. CCS will be updated regularly. Study it carefully and enlightenment is yours.

If you're in need of further spiritual nourishment, you will find it in the form of King Shabaka's Solid Steel mix.

Channel The Spirits is available on LP/CD and download from Bandcamp or the Leaf shop or find it on your favourite music delivery service.

New Jherek Bischoff album Cistern
Published 3 May 2016 by DM

Prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff has revealed details of his new album Cistern. Gloriously cinematic, these modern orchestral recordings showcase Jherek’s unerring ability to pull at the heartstrings.

Born from time spent improvising in an empty two million gallon underground water tank, it is a record intrinsically linked to the space in which it was conceived. A space which forced Bischoff to slow down, to reflect, to draw on his childhood growing up on a sailing boat - an unexpected journey of rediscovery, from the city back to the Pacific Ocean via the Cistern.

Stereogum are premiering the title track now. Find a dark place, turn it up loud and immerse yourself completely.

Cistern will be released July 15th and is available to pre-order now on LP, CD and download from Jherek's Bandcamp and the Leaf shop.

Find all Jherek tour dates on our live page.

Melt Yourself Down - Jump The Fire video
Published 25 May 2016 by DM

If you’re looking for sinister oily goings on, you’ve come to the right place. The Line Of Best Fit have premiered the beautiful shadowy video for ‘Jump The Fire’ by Melt Yourself Down.

Or Vimeo.

'Jump The Fire' is taken from Last Evenings On Earth which you can order on LP, CD and download from the MYD Bandcamp or Leaf shop.

Get Melt Yourself Down in your life this summer at the following festivals:
Sat 11 Jun - Novara Jazz Festival, Novara, ITALY
Sun 12 Jun - Tracce Festival, Terracina, ITALY
Fri 1 Jul - Blissfields, Hampshire, UK
Fri 15 Jul - Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury, UK
Sat 6 Aug - Fieldview Festival, Wiltshire, UK
Sat 3 Sep - Festival No.6, Portmeirion, UK

Matthew Bourne at The Great Escape
Published 27 May 2016 by DM

Matthew Bourne conquered Brighton music industry shindig The Great Escape last weekend using the power of incredible voltage-controlled oscillations. You can listen to an extract of his performance for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the iPlayer now.

Bourne has a number of shows coming up, including a Radioland performance at Bains Numériques #9 in Paris on June 1st and a full AV moogmemory performance with visual artist Michael England at New River Studios, London on June 4th. More shows on our live page.

You can also listen to Bourne's newly unleashed take on Phil Collin's 'Sussudio', because synthesisers.

moogmemory and Radioland are available to order on vinyl, CD and download from Bourne's Bandcamp and the Leaf shop.

Dearly Beloved...
Published 31 May 2016 by DM

Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer have come together once again to celebrate the life of one their musical idols, Prince. Following their tribute to David Bowie earlier this year, their spectral take on 'Purple Rain' was premiered on Pitchfork earlier today.

“Like with Bowie,” says Amanda Palmer, “We could think of no better action than to get into the studio, and mourn and feel Prince using the music.”

The pair covered the entire Purple Rain album for a New Year's Eve show in New York in 2012.

“When Prince passed away,” Jherek explains in a post on his blog, “We went back and forth about whether we should make something. We knew in our hearts that we wanted to, but it seemed like a bit much, so soon after the Bowie record. But losing Prince was just too much. Losing them both, just too much. Making the Bowie record had been so extremely therapeutic for us, and getting deep into those songs was such an intense and beautiful experience. It was no different working on this. It just gave me an even deeper love of one of the greatest musicians ever to walk this earth.”

The track is available to download from Amanda Palmer’s Bandcamp page, with all proceeds going to the Elevate Hope Foundation.


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