Late notice, but I will be playing tomorrow at the hopefully first of many editions of PazPillowz, a sonic encounter in a non-venue, where the emphasis is on listening and soaking into the sound arts alongside my good friend GOHS. Come along!
Rest is for the wicked, they say. This one has been around for a while but only recently I have had the time to add the artist copies to my bandcamp page. Introducing my new solo album, Vespertine Works:
One of my most accessible albums to date, this one is made of 20 minutes and 2 tracks, some drones here, some field recordings there, guitar-powered swells and walls of sound everywhere. A peaceful, slow and calm collection of tunes to soundtrack a hypothetical night walk around a city of your choice.
Originally released by the British label No-Fi Hideout, you can stream and buy this (on tape and digital formats) from here: subespai.bandcamp.com/album/vespertine-works and, if you do, let me know what you think?
Encounters in time and space, my latest digital release as improvised live with Adrià Bofarull on an event of the same name held in Barcelona regularly and organised by the never-surrenderers Gràcia Territori Sonor has been reviewed by the Spanish online outlet BuscaMusica.es, in Spanish of course 😉
Here’s a small taste from the review, terribly and unprofessionally translated by me, a merely intruder in this amazing and incredibly tricky field that is translation and proofreading:
The big doubt that remains after listening this genuine record is that I will never know if these are the oldest sounds in the history of the world or the newest. I will never know if this was what was before music, or what will come after it.
Link to the full review here, and thanks to BuscaMusica.es for giving this obscure record an opportunity!
As mentioned earlier, a couple of months ago when I was in Barcelona, I had the pleasure to perform a live improvised session with electronic musician Adrià Bofarull as part of a series of events organised by the non-profit musical association Gràcia Territori Sonor.
The session was recorded and has become a digital live album titled Encounters in Time and Space, so even if you weren’t there, you can now stream or, even better, buy, download and support cool non-profit organisations from the Gràcia Territori Sonor bandcamp page, here’s the preview:
Hope you like it! If you do, let me know in the comments or over social media? 🙂
Act for birds is the name of a duo consisting of Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson on guitars and myself on gadgets and loops. So far, this is a live act thing, having already a gig lined up for mid-August at the Hibernian House as part of the Bohemian Grove series of events and another potential one later in the year. Who knows if this thing can become something more than just a live duo, or something less?
Link to the upcoming presentation gig of Act for birds here. Come along?
The somewhat recent but hugely thorough and exhaustive music blog Drifting, almost failing who gave a chance to Carrers de Sydney some time ago has now reviewed “A deafening silence” in its descriptive style. You can read all about it here, but as an appetiser I leave you with a sentence from the article:
Subespai has created an experimental noisy release that utilises drone techniques without sounding anything like a traditional drone release.
Never thought about it like this, but it feels right 🙂 Thanks!
Finally, at the risk of repeating myself a lot, but you should support small initiatives like this, made out of passion, as these are the media that supports artists like me, who work out of passion as well. Keeps the tissue connected.
Unexpectedly, “Temperance Ln” the opening track of Carrers de Sydney, the EP that started all this nonsense, has just been featured in the July episode of Flatland Frequencies, who featured “Overtime” from A deafening silence some months ago
A must to check out podcast if what you need is a quiet escape of this noisy and annoying reality we’ve created for ourselves. ☮️