Some praise for “Base”

Two of my favourite online sources of experimental information have given recent  coverage to Base, my latest collaboration album alongside the also Sydney local Doxylamine.

First up, “Mountain Approach” the opening track of this dissertation about military bases and cold war censorship has been featured in my favourite Oz underground podcast Abstract Paradigms, in the episode aired on the 8th of June. You can listen to it here. Go follow them along!

And then, the amazingly talented Rowan Blair Colver from The Electro Review has just put up his refined poetry in review form for the album, you can read the post in full here, but let me paste an excerpt as a taste:

Base reveals subtle nuance and flow only reachable with persistent patience and a highly tuned ear for atmospherics. As we’re drawn into the album, a breathy pipe sound envelopes us and begins to twinge in multiple directions. New tones administer their harmonics as drifty waverings spill over one another in competitions of amplitude. A bass tone throbs in the distance marking the onset of some crisper organic chimes that drown in the venir of far away horns and dancing feet.

Remember you can buy, stream and download Base from here, if you so please: https://subespai.bandcamp.com/album/base

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Gigs update

Amazingly enough, I have three solo gigs in the horizon. The coolest part is that two of them are in Europe, in what will be the first time Subespai plays overseas!

This is the schedule:

06/05/2018 (Next Sunday!)
SICKO #2
The SlyFox, Enmore, Sydney (AU)

25/05/2018
Naviar Haiku Fest (as part of the Norwich & Norfolk arts festival ’18)
The birdcage, Norwich (UK)

21/06/2018
Espai Celobert
Biblioteca Agustí Centelles, Barcelona (CAT)

This last one is special to me, as I will get to play in Barcelona for the first time, my home country, the city I was born and raised in, a place that I hold very close in my heart. I feel blessed with this opportunity.

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Check out my Facebook page for updates around this. Looking forward to see you there! If you come by, just say hi, I always carry records and other goodies ready to giveaway 🎁

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Surprise! A little more than a month after the release of A deafening silence, a new tape from me is out, this time a collaboration with Doxylamine (Mark Hall), and out on Eupcaccia Records, another underground Sydney label, recently established.

In the same vein as this previous one, Base tries to soundtrack a fictional story full of security clearances, government censorship, secret hatches and other nuclear spillage. The result is nearly an hour of dark ambient and noise walls, full of glitches and faulty electronics, where my regular drones and sub-bass soundscapes blend with Mark’s guitar feedback and crazy percussions.

Here’s how it sounds:

 

And you can buy / stream / download from this link. Enjoy!

Live @ Haiku Fest, UK!

Big fan of Naviar Records here, as I’ve said multiple times before. Now even more, as their crowd have accepted my request to play at the next Naviar Haiku Fest, a celebration of the amazing Naviar Haiku initiative, a weekly challenge to soundtrack a haiku poem.

The coolest thing (if possible) is that this event happens as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, in the United Kingdom. This will mark the first Subespai gig overseas!

If you happen to be around, come check it out? 🇬🇧😉

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