Sunday 2 November 2014, 8pm
In the late 70’s Harald Grosskopf took to an apartment with his Minimoog and recorded one of the first great albums to be tagged kosmische, Synthesist.
In the late 70’s Harald Grosskopf took to an apartment with his Minimoog and recorded one of the first great albums to be tagged kosmische, Synthesist. His work in the 80’s has had something of a revival of late, thanks to high profile fans like Oneohtrix Point Never. His shimmering, propulsive synth pieces manage to be both experimental and accessible, and is a touchstone for many modern out-sounds. Be Prepared could not be more delighted to present this rare London show.
"Synthesist offers a complex array of feelings and settings, but it flows together and feels complete. Throughout, is a sense of joy, wonder, and playful exploration, even when the music leans dark. Best New Reissue." - Pitchfork
Over the past few years, the Head Technician has been churning out amazing looking-back-to-move-forward records at an astounding rate. From his sinister retro-futurist jams, to dark drone, to dance floor fillers - his fluid muse maintains his indelible mark.
"Anybody who found themselves a little underwhelmed by the last Boards of Canada album could do worse than to enter the world of Pye Corner Audio for a superior dose of apparitional electronica and uncanny ambience.” - The Quietus
Glottalstop is Oli Barrett (Petrels) who released debut album 'Woodsmoke' on Tartaruga Records earlier this year. Sourced almost entirely from a collection of tape recordings dating back 20 years, the two long-form tracks that make up this LP are an exercise in slowbuild tension, unsettling claustrophobia, and dense textural collage. This distorted tape assemblage is tied together with additional improvised cello and electronics, never standing still, but letting each sound explore its full potential before moving on.
"Insanely awesome debut release from Glottalstop aka the Petrels dude, basking in an unsettling tape manipulated tension. Woodsmoke is fucking fantastic, two side long pieces that are dark as hell, the A side is super minimal and the B side cranks the horror volume to 11, the whole thing sounds like a haunted mansion coming to life to chill yer bones." - Anti-Gravity Bunny