Richard Youngs / Neil Campbell / John Clyde-Evans + Tomutonttu + ÉLg

Richard Youngs

Friday 19 October 2012


Door Times : 8pm

Tickets : £8 adv / £10 on the door


Luke Younger's ALTER label presents a new trio of Richard Youngs, Neil Campbell and John Clyde-Evans to celebrate the release of a new Richard Youngs lp “Rurtain” on Alter, which features remixes by Neil Campbell and John Clyde-Evans plus Finland's Jan Anderzen in ecstatic collage solo guise Tomutonttu and the hypnotic, spiralling dream music of Élg


An exclusive collaboration by three stalwarts of the UK’s DIY experimental scene. Richard Youngs is a solo artist mostly known for a vast and diverse back catalogue on labels such as Jagjaguar and VHF, and has collaborated with many artists including Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Jandek, Alex Neilson, Damon Krukowski (Damon & Naiomi / Galexie 500) and many more. Neil Campbell is the force behind Astral Social Club and one of the finest purveyors of ecstatic noise having been involved with groups such as The A Band, Sunroof! and Vibracathedral Orchestra. John Clyde-Evans was a member of well-known lo-fi band Hood at a young age, before branching out into his own (more experimental) material and many collaborations under his Sikh name Tirath Singh Nirmala. This collaboration is to celebrate the release of a new Richard Youngs lp “Rurtain” on Alter, which features remixes by Neil Campbell and John Clyde-Evans.


Tomutonttu is a creature who looks after all the dust. Jan Anderzen is a Tampere based artist who rearranges images and sounds and makes the music of Tomutonttu audible. Read streams, mutilated voices, groovy animal noises and records other people have made are some of the ingredients Anderzen uses to mold his ecstatic music. Someone described it like this: a confusing close-up of music, a microcosmos of strange sound events and dirt flying around in stereo space, interacting with a logic all of their own. Jan Anderzen is also the leader of the band Kemialliset Ystävät and one of the most recognized Finnish experimental music makers. He's actively performing around the world and his discography is a labyrinth reflecting the nature of his art.


Élg is the stage name for French born / Belgian based, artist Laurent Gerard. Since 2000 él-g has performing in venues across Europe and the USA whilst building a complex body of work which has, at points, made explicit references to pop music, abstract collage, dreamy psychedelia and stand up comedy. 2008 saw the release of his debut LP "Tout Ploie" on Kraak and SS Records. The record was the result of Laurent's many years of playing guitar, organ and other string based instruments, showcasing an abstract approach to conventional songwriting and composition. In 2012 we find Élg opening up the same hypnotic and dreamy spirals found on "Tout Ploie", but this time through the use of synthesisers, drum machines and other electronic devices. His new album “Mil Pluton” is out on Alter and Hundebiss in September.

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