OST, Delaware Road And The Audio Apocalypse

Another chance to hear – thank heavens, drop everything!!! – last Saturday’s OST Show on Resonance FM, a Delaware Road special marking their forthcoming audio-visual extravaganza taking place at Kelvedon Hatch nuclear bunker on Friday July 28th. The show was presented by myself, standing in for regular host Jonny Trunk, and featured a whole bevy of guest all involved in the project, including Delaware Road lynchpin Alan Gubby of Buried Treasure Recordings, DJ Food, Ian Helliwell, Chris from Concretism, Dan Wilson of Radionics Radio, Mark Pilkington of Teleplasmiste / Strange Attractor and Hannah Brown of Kvist. A pretty wild bunch, but thankfully the ever-dependable Lucky Cat Zoe was also on hand to help keep everyone under control, having only just come off air with the first show in her new series (listen here) and still a beacon of hardcore professionalism. Thanks must also go to engineer Ilia for keeping us on air! In addition, we had the usual extraordinarily silly competition which provided top LOLs throughout. Can you think of a better way of spending an afternoon than hanging out with these good folk, playing radiophonic music and coming up with as many bad puns as humanly possible? Because I’m not sure I can!

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A handful of hosts: Fog, Concretism, Food, Helliwell, Wilson, Pilkington.

As well as promoting the forthcoming event, we were auctioning off a very special Audio Apocalypse Survival Kit, consisting of one of Hannah’s very special hand-printed tote bags full to bursting with vinyl, CDs and more from artists involved in the project, with all money raised going to help Resonance FM stay on air for another year (at the moment of writing there is still a little time left to get a bid in HERE if you haven’t already). Some lucky winner is going to receive the most amazing bumper pack of goodies to help them through the apocalypse. How that long nuclear winter will just fly by! Here’s a full tracklist for the benefit of Delaware Completists:

Howlround – Cradle Cheat
Dolly Dolly – Bound By Sound
Ian Helliwell – Water Gardens
Revbjelde – Tidworth Drum
Loose Capacitor – And We Begin
The Dandelion Set – Nine Regal
Monoslapper – Twit
The Rowan Amber Mill – The Buzzard And The Nightingale
The Simonsound – The Beam
Radionics Radio – Our Westchester Pizzeria Is A Huge Success
Twelve Hour Foundation – Macaroni Cheese
Concretism – Eiswagen
Twelve Hour Foundation – Sun And Air
Tauchsieder – Moves Left
Assembled Minds – Come Meet Us In The Grotto
Howlround – A Creak In Time (Part 2 – Extract)
DJ Food – Colours Beyond Colours
Radionics Radio – Heal Chakras
DJ Food – A Trick Of The Ear
Concretism – Waiting Watching (Exclusive)
Teleplasmiste – Fall Of The Yak Man (Forthcoming)
Ian Helliwell – Symbiosis (Exclusive)
Akiha Den Den – Cold Ending
Radionics Radio – Delawarr Multi-Oscillator Experiment Summary (c.1968)
Dolly Dolly And Various – Delaware Road Promotional Flexidisc
Revbjelde – Out Of The Unknown

Alan was also in the studio to show off the brand new self-titled debut album by his group Revbjelde, a gorgeous new LP which is now available to pre-order – and of which is rightly proud. Click on the rather spiffy cover art above to pre-order your copy. And from it here’s ‘Out Of The Unknown’, that final track that we didn’t have time to finish playing:

This week’s Near Mint show is also now online and happens to be a sister programme of sorts to this week’s OST, also intended to promote our fantastic Audio Apocalypse Survival Bundle, only with less punnage. Listen here for much of the same without all the silly bits. Or just listen to OST twice. Either works.

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More Howlround news now, and thanks to everyone who came down to the Resonance FM Benefit Show at Silver Road, where I was performing solo alongside Ulrich Schnauss and en ecreux inside this most remarkable of venues, a disused watertank that has been converted over the last couple of years by the brilliant Lia Mazzari into a remarkable arts bar and performance space. Normally I would give a little more notice about such things, but it was all rather last minute – I got a text, grabbed my suitcase full of loops and ran! A tremendous evening was had by all, but sadly Silver Road is now facing imminent closure just a few months after officially opening, thanks to the usual greedy land-grab by local developers that is becoming all too prevalent in London nowadays. It’s a tremendous shame the place has to close, but I’m certainly glad I got to play there before it does. Lia has just been informed she has until the end of the month to clear out and now urgently needs to find a new storage facility for her equipment and a new venue as well. She’s going to need a lot of friendly help, so do please visit the Silver Road Facebook page here and assist in any way you can.

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