Howlround

For all bookings contact RobinTheFog at gmail dot com or tweet @Howlroundmusic

Forthcoming Shows:

21/01/22 – Tape Letters From The Waiting Room

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London. Details here.


22-23/01/22 A l’écoute d’Éliane Radigue

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London. Details here.


05/02/22 – A Picture Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London. Details here.

 


15/02/22 – A Tape Recorder Quartet

Project DivFuse, Unit 14 Tilia Road, London. Details here.


Howlround’s latest LP, The Debatable Lands is out now on Touch – order your vinyl LP with six additional digital bonus tracks here

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[Y]ou start to feel it’s the machine’s making the decisions, the closed input one-take recording narrowing the walls and increasing the sense of intransigent, intractable progress towards oblivion. […] If an environment is suggested it’s not the desolate moors of his Cumbrian surroundings – it’s more aquatic and threatening too – teeth bared in the depths, the snarling arguments of a shoal of Baltic Pike or Humbolt Squid […] Smart horror directors should be getting this on their soundtracks. – The Wire

Howlround’s aleatory process reminds of The Stone Tape, Nigel Kneale’s 1972 tale of a residual haunting recorded by a mansion’s stone walls. The results have thick streaks of analogue energies roaming the air, fluttering and pulsing, forming rhythms that palpitate and regurgitate before ultimately crumbling under an unstable tape delay. Like the cairns – burial monuments – that thread through the region, The Debatable Lands feels like unearthly audio monoliths with hidden, ancient properties. – The Quietus

Spikily Psychoactive – Boomkat

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Also recently released, a brand new Psyché Tropes compilation A Creak Retimed, featuring reinterpretations of Steven McInerney’s award-winning film by Dan Hayhurst, Tom While, Ian Helliwell and two exclusive new Howlround tracks. Limited edition toxic yellow heavyweight vinyl, mastered and cut by the great Rashad Becker. Order your copy here.

And of course the original 2017 soundtrack to A Creak In Time, also out now on Psyché Tropes. Order your copy (complete with download and streaming links to the film) here.

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Here’s Howlround performing a live score to the film in 2017:

‘Manually manipulating reels that feel like they’ve only recently been exhumed, [Howlround] weave a dense tapesty as haunting and immersive as Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson‘s Legend Of Hell House Soundtrack’ – The Wire, Nov 2016

Speaking of Delia, here we are performing at her 80th Birthday in Coventry Cathedral, alongside the esteemed company of Dr. Peter Zinovieff, Pete Kember, Hannah Peel and Jerry Dammers. Howlround’s performance can be watched in full here:

Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine

The ultimate Hauntological artefact – Simon Reynolds

Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus

First coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of Bush, Howlround is a quintet (four slightly battered machines machines, one slightly battered operator) that creates recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all electronic effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden. In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling soundworld: the rough underbelly of our pristine, Pro-Tools universe. 

Concrète theatre … It’s glorious – FACTmag

QUATERMASSIVE! – Ghostbox

A Howlround live set is always a spectacle, due to the distinctive nature of our performances, in which haunting and uncanny soundscapes are created from loops of quarter-inch tape stretched and balanced precariously around the venue, while we try desperately to prevent the loops from snarling, snapping or becoming entangled – part sound design, part chaotic performance art. So far we’ve taken our loops all over Europe and to the US, playing churches, basements, industrial shafts and secret nuclear bunkers to name a few.

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Howlround loops in the Telex Room, Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, 2017. Photo by Pete Woodhead
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Live at Supernormal 2017 – Drawing by @chameleonic

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‘A Creak In Time’ Live Score, Further, 2017
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‘Aural Ectoplasm’ at West Brompton Cemetery, 2016
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Sound-checking ‘A Creak In Time’ for an all night concert at St. Ethelburga, London, 2016
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Live from the bottom of Brunel’s Shaft, 2016
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Candlelit performance at The Cisternerne, Copenhagen, 2016

As well as live performances, we have also created immersive audio installations and a series of critically-lauded vinyl LPs, each composed entirely from recordings of a single building, space or object, such as our recent residency at the now-demolished East Tower, part of the former BBC Television Centre complex:

…Or this commission to create a sound installation entirely from the sounds of Kensington Olympia:

A Few Live Extracts From The Archive:


Shows You Missed:


 




The Engine Room

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London SE1. 








Moog Symposium presents Eleh / Howlround

Pats Building University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2. 





Langham Research Centre / Howlround

Cafe Oto, Dalston, London, E8. 



The Begotten / Howlround

Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EUR. 



Homemade Disco: Bass Clef / Elephant House / Rosen / Howlround

Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, E8 1HR. 


Liminality [Cacophony]

Gallery 46, Ashfield Street, E1 2AJ. 


Electrolights AV #9

Rye Wax, Peckham, SE15. 

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A Creak In Time Screening at International KurzFilmFestival, Hamburg



Steep at The Intimate Space

St Mary’s Tower, London, N8 7BF. 


A Creak In Time Live Score at Splice Festival

Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, London, E3 2PA. 


A Creak In Time Live Score at Flatpack Festival

Custard Factory, Birmingham. 


Stephan Mathieu + Howlround

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1. 




A Creak In Time Live Score at Sci-Fi-London


A Creak In Time Live Score at Dronica #6

Stoke Newington Old Church, N16. 

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A Creak In Time Screening at Splitting The Atom XXXIX

Green Door Store, Brighton. 


Leafcutter John / Howlround / CTRL FREQ

Cafe Oto Project Space, Dalston, London. 


22rpm: An All-Day Electronic Music Festival feat. Coppé / Scanner / b12 / Gescom / Plaid / Ulrich Schnauss and much more…

St John on Bethnal Green, London. 



EAVI at ICA: ‘Howlround And Friends’ Workshop and Performance

Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, Central London. 


Supernormal Festival

Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. 



Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert, feat. Howlround / Lee Gamble  / Aisha Orazbayeva / Kuljit Bhamra / Clive Graham and more

Cafe Oto, Dalston, London. 


Sonic Waterloo at Iklecktik: Howlround / Pascal Savy / Merkaba Macabre / Janek Schaefer


Psyché Tropes at East End Film Festival: Howlround / Sally Golding / Ian Helliwell / Merkaba Macabre

St. John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA. 


Deliaphonic feat. Pete Kember (Sonic Boom) /Peter Zinovieff / Hannah Peel / Jerry Dammers / Howlround and more

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry. 


Resonance FM Fundraiser Live at Silver Road: Ulrich Schnauss, Howlround, en creux


FSP at The Brunel Museum

Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London Se16. 

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10th December – Pascal Savy Two Day Residency – Including The Premier Of A Creak In Time

Iklektik, Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG. 

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Mandagsklubben: Robin The Fog (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)

Slagtehusgade 5e, Copenhagen, Denmark
 

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Smålands Kulturfestival på Funkisfabriken: Robin The Fog (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)

Funkisfabriken, Gemlagatan 1, 34371 Diö, Sweden. 

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The Museum Of Last Parties: Jonny Trunk’s Workshop Of Radiophonics featuring DJ Food vs. Howlround

Museum Of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y. 

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Chris Cutler / Howlround / Víctor Mazón Gardoqui

Radio Revolten Club, Rathausstraße 3, Halle (Saale), 06108 Deutschland

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Full of Noises Archive Night 1

V22 Summer Club Louise House, Forest Hill, London. 

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Resonance FM Live to Air at White City

East Tower, BBC Television Centre,89 Wood Lane, W12 + Broadcast live on 104.4FM. 

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19th July – Homemade Disco at Paper Dress Vintage

352A Mare St, Hackney, London E8. 

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Linear Obsessional Live at Vinyl Deptford 

4 Tanners Hill, SE8. 

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