A Return To Industry – Supporting Mecánica Popular At Oto

Hello you. This is a rather hasty post to wish you a belated Happy New Year and to advise you that Howlround and Merkaba Macabre will be rolling out our new live show in support of the legendary Mecánica Popular at Cafe Oto, Saturday 25th, with visuals from our old friend Hanzo and further sonic tinkering from Idios Flux. Excited already!
Not much else to report so far, apart from trying to arrange tracks for a purported new album into some semblance of order, finishing a sound design for a bevy of dancing octopuses (more of which at some point – probably), plus Howlround welcoming a new addition to the family and taking the opportunity to plug everything back in and run some noisy tests:

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First #makingnoise session of 2020 with my old sparring partner @tent0nat0m, testing out his very generous donation to the #Howlround arsenal! Slightly messy, but good to get the machines up and running again. Excuse the dodgy camerawork, was operating one-handed! #tapemusic #tapemachine #reeltoreeltape #darkambientmusic #soundart #tapelooping

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The other pair of hands belong to an old friend I haven’t made music with in a very long time. Hopefully they’ll be more in 2020! See you on 25th, it’s going to be a blast. Possibly literally if we repeat our rather spectacular Winter Solstice Soundscapes party trick…