DAN HAYWOOD – COUNTRY DUSTBIN
Dan Haywood’s practice exists in the liminal space between folk, pop and outer-musics. Indebted to troubadour cultures as much as natural history, psychogeography and centuries of British poetry and prose, his work takes singer-songwriter culture to the edge of the cliff, tip-toeing off the precipice, occasionally flying freely over uncharted territory.
MAMER – FREEZE WIZARD
Pleased to reveal a new release from prolific experimentalist Mamer. Mamer’s approach to his instrument nestles itself closely to Kazuhisa Uchihashi’s pliant guitar playing and Fred Frith’s wiry explorations, but heralds its own incendiary potential. This is music that literally can and does go anywhere, gleefully subverting any improvised tropes and delving itself deep into a world of sonic oddness.
HIMALI SINGH SOIN & DAVID SOIN TAPPESER – WE ARE OPPOSITE LIKE THAT
The release of ‘we are opposite like that’ nestles itself in the twilight of 2021, year of fires and floods, in mourning and as an attempt to remember the last vestiges of ice on Earth. The first part of the release features an original score for string quartet inspired by field recordings from the Arctic and Antarctic circle. The music recounts the tale of the omnipresent anxiety in Victorian England of an imminent glacial epoch. The disorienting fear of an invasive periphery sent shudders through the colonial enterprise, the tremors of which can be felt in contemporary times.