"An arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds"

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


A bit early to start brandishing terms like 'gig of the year', perhaps. But Saturday's trans-global convergence of Pimmon, Jon Mueller & John Chantler's Organ Octet in Bristol could hardly be more enticing to these ears - "macro-worlds from micro loops" & "spellbinding snare roll & tape concerto" indeed.   

Despite their veteran standings, both Pimmon (Paul Gough) & Mueller are making UK debuts this month. A delicious contrast between the one's masterful, sly manipulations of texture & the other's hugely physical - though very subtly structured - long forms is in prospect. Let's hope they pair up before the evening's out (let's also hope some of those Anzac biscuits are left from Cragg Vale...).

The privilege of witnessing those two live not enough for you? Then fire up the reed organ for the OO's "shimmering, glowing halo of overtones"...

Hope to see you there.

Pimmon @ High Reflections, Serial Space, 04.12.11

See a more recent clip - from last night! - here.

Jon Mueller: UK solo tour

The Organ Octet (Demi)

NB: top photo by Jonathan Lees. Important: LMYE only makes music available that artists/labels have chosen to share freely. Let us know if something here shouldn't be.

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