Monday, 21 February 2011

The Dancing Did

The New Musical Express have recently rediscovered this band from Evesham - a real shame they never gave them the support when they were around on the scene. In 2007 Cherry Red released a retrospective of their work which included some live tracks which M4tr Productions by chance recorded at Cheltenham College (they were there to record 'Blurt' and had some tape over so this unique moment was recorded). Here is the album And Did Those Feet and one of the live tracks Green Man (Live at Cheltenham College 1981). Read more...

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Alms - Sane

How good is this track!!!! - Listen to more tracks by Alms at Myspace Music

Alms early mix DEMOS NOW UP - gigs a'plently a'coming in run up to launch of the mastered first EP

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Peter Bright - Exhibition

Peter Bright - Artist

In preparation for an exhibition in June I have begun to draw again. My previous methodology relied on me subcontracting my creativity to either 'chance', allowing the medium to take partial control over the finished image or by letting the computer system deal with my creativity in its prescriptive manner - the program has ways of dealing with commands in a very limited way, hacking the software is the only way of producing images that are different from our everyday visual blitzkrieg of imagery...we are subjected to via the Internet, the printed page and video.

Peter Bright - ArtistA D V E R T 
Broomhill Art Hotel near Barnstaple, Devon  still have a few of Peter Bright’s paintings available for sale. Examples of his work are in collections in the USA, Switzerland, France and many other European countries.
"Going back to the basic skills of drawing is an interesting excursion - a journey I'm not sure I will complete. Drawing a life model for the first times in decades was a bit daunting but old tricks and shortcuts were soon remembered and in many respects drawing is a bit like riding a bicycle." 

Address: Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4EX
Telephone: 01271 850262
Access: Good

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A R T I S T' S * N O T E S

Ref. (actually it is bullshit)

Robert Rauschenberg was a massive influence on my painting, printing and music. Images (and sounds) that are arbitrarily spliced together in an apparent random manner will, when juxtaposed against each other, create a narrative. This meshing together of unrelated imagery may appear to be arbitrary but the intellectual decision making that goes with the process is absolutely phenomenal. It is therefore unrealistic to expect the uneducated masses to view these images as ‘real art’. The birth of Photoshop has enabled everybody to create ‘non-intellectual’ versions of Rauchenberg (and Warhol) – only the educated truly understand.
Taken from blurb of the show at Broomhill (June 2010)


  • Fingerprints on white borders – nightmare on a short print run. A fingerprint is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger = fingerprints are the traces of an impression from the friction ridges of any part of a human hand. Impressions of fingerprints may be left behind on a surface by the natural secretions of sweat from the eccrine glands that are present in friction ridge skin, or they may be made by ink or other substances transferred from the peaks of friction ridges on the skin to a relatively smooth surface such as a fingerprint card. Fingerprints records normally contain impressions from the pad on the last joint of fingers and thumbs, although fingerprint cards also typically record portions of lower joint areas of the fingers.
  • Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Festival is green

West Buckland Festival website is powered by 100% wind energy. The machines hosting their site and e-mail are fully eco-friendly! As energy awareness continues to grow, people are not just looking to make lifestyle adjustments, they want to make environmentally … Continue reading

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Finn Peters - Music Of The Mind

Finn Peters - Music Of The Mind
Live: Thu 17 Feb 2011 • 20:00 @ Broomhill

Fun and funky, Finn Peters’ Music Of The Mind, sounds like nothing you ever heard before as Peters and his band offer a thrilling combination of hip-hop beats, cutting edge science and contemporary jazz, all performed with an engaging theatrical swagger.

“Like nothing you ever heard before.”The Independent

“Dr Who-style radiophonic bleepings, Headhunters-like bass hooks, free sax laments...Hip hop beats against punchy basslines...”The Guardian

“Mixing a spooky Kubrick-style soundtrack via Ornette Coleman and funky Sun Ra grooves.”Time Out

£7.50 per person for Jazz. £12.50 for Jazz plus Mediterranean Tapas buffet and cheese board.
Student tickets: £7.50 per person for Jazz and meal.

Booking essential - 01271 850262

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The Insanely Happy EP - Insane from Belgium

Alain Neffe is probably one of the most influential 'cassette underground' people around, his Belgian label Insane released many of the 1980's heroes of the home taping and mail art scenes. Here is an opportunity to get a collectors edition of some of his projects from

Bene Gesserit - 'A High, Happy, Perverse And Cynical Cry Of Joy...' (Vinyl, LP) released in 1985 is one of my favorite releases from Insane and two tracks appear on this new release.

Details of release are below

'The Insanely Happy EP' various artists - 7"ep | 33rpm | 18:00 | 250 copies - date of release: 7 February 2011

A collection of vintage 80s tracks by various Insane groups from Belgium, compiled by Alain Neffe.
Four projects featuring Neffe himself in different disguises: Pseudo Code, Human Dance, Subject and
Bene Gesserit, and one track by M.A.L., long-time Insane collaborator.

This vinyl ep contains 6 tracks of which 4 are never released before. Both Bene Gesserit tracks are taken from their classic LP on Insane.

The first 85 copies are hand numbered and contain 2 extra photographs.

Mailorders can buy these on a 1:4 basis (every order of 4 copies will include 1 handnumbered copy,
as long as stock lasts....)

Only 200 copies of the total edition will be available from our office, so please act fast!

c/o Eriek Van Havere
Clement Heirmanstraat 10
BE-9100 Sint-Niklaas