Today is the day when a group of artists, musicians, fans alike are paying respects to Dave law who sadly passed from Cancer earlier this year.
As mentioned in my last post, There will be a gig tonight in Glasgow, but if you cannot attend you can go and listen to a variety of music and video online, from soo many bands including, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and cosey, Conspiracy international). Robin Rimbaud (scanner), Security, Laica, Ruby, 3 daughters, and much more.
On the 23rd June I will be involved in a day of celebration, of the life and death of Dave Law, more commonly known as DIL23.
Dil23 was a supporter of so many bands and artists alike (including me) and he championed the leftfield arts with so much passion and gusto.
On the 23rd day of June, “A Day for Dil” will commence. It is a multimedia platform, including video, art, music, and word, spread over the internet and culminating in a live show in Glasgow (see flyer below).
I am honoured to be asked to take part in this celebration of his life and have submitted a new art piece especially made for this event.
On the day of the 23rd there will be web links spread all over the net, so it will be like a massive arts trail.
The links will be online for at least 24 hours.
I will post more info next week. with links.
So many contributors, just paying their respects to a lovely, lovely man.
On Saturday night I went to Eastville project space, art gallery in Yeovil, to catch the end of Fiona Winning’s super art show, “as i saw it”.
Then stayed to watch Assembled Minds, and pHarmerz play a live set to a small but informed crowd in the gallery.
If you recall, I designed their new album “20 Acid Clonk greats” So it was a thrill to see them play live.. they have their own take on acid house, and it is a force to be reckoned with! It is free form acid.. and the huge sound that engulfs you.
Assembled Minds opened the show, playing new material.. the riffs he makes are quite something.. odd but compelling. and the last two pieces had people nodding and swaying in his world.
It was an amazing night, nice to catch up, and meet with new people there.
I brought along my camera and took 122 photos.. but unfortunately my camera got condensation inside, so taking photos in a dark room with a blurry viewfinder added some chaos.
assembled minds and pHarmerz were both amazing. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Assembled Minds is Matt Saunders pHarmerz are: Farmer Glitch (Ex Hacker Farm) and Nick Edwards (Ekoplekz, Emmplekz, and Ekoclef).
Here are a small selection. ~~For more info and sounds please click the links above.
I am pleased to have been involved with designing the cover for this release. It is completely Bonkers, or should I say Clonk! It has been a joy to do. Out on feb 15th from Eastville project Space.
What happens when Farmer Glitch (ex-Hacker Farm) convenes and colludes with Ekoplekz (Planet Mu, Mordant Music) at Yeovil’s soon-to-be-legendary Eastville Project Space?
Extracted from a marathon jam session, these eight tracks combine distinctly wonky acidic grooves with noise-improv interventions that bend and distort the Acid House template into new psychedelic shapes, via early Warp non-genres and Industrial-strength blasts from the post-punk past.
Running counter-intuitive to current format trends, pHarmerz present these preliminary findings as a double 3″ CDr in fold-out sleeve designed by Mark Hollis (hollisart.wordpress.com).
Includes digital pre-order of 20 Acid Clonk Greats. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Minimal Abstract. I would like to say that this took me one morning, but it took about two days. Really getting into colour and weight more and more. i like how weight can skew your perception, when viewing it as abstraction. or some other malarky. (ad lib to fade..)