Saturday 1 June 2019, 7.30pm

Penultimate Press presents : Triple Negative (album launch) + Sholto Dobie & Mark Harwood (album launch) + Parlours

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Penultimate Press presents a dual album launch show for Triple Negative's Precious Waste in our Wake LP, plus Sholto Dobie and Mark Harwood's (Astor/Penultimate Press) The Blue Horse CD along with debut London performance from mysterious Manchester outfit Parlours.

Mark Harwood

Mark Harwood (b. Melbourne) is a London based performer and recording artist working with a variety of sonic and performative elements. Under the guise of Astor he deploys a wide variety of techniques including field recording, musique concrete and electronics resulting in works that are developed as a means of bypassing the cliches imbedded within these disparate worlds in order to coerce a sound world which is simultaneously contemporary, foreign and engaging. Astor takes a magnifying glass to reality and unfurls it into uncanny audio essays. . His live performances encompass a variety of procedures incorporating the immediate surrounds where improvised actions yield spontaneous results leaving both performer and audience in unexpected predicaments, a state of mild hypnosis and potentially even laughter.

He has released four critically acclaimed recordings. His release Inland (2014) came second in the outer limits category for record of the year in The Wire’s 2014 summary. Astor has also made collaborative recordings with Graham Lambkin, Timo Van Luik and Matthew P. Hopkins.

Recent solo performances include New York (Blank Forms), London ( Cafe OTO, St John’s Church) Melbourne (Liquid Architecture), Berlin (NNOI Festival), Antwerp (Brusimelk Festival), Los Angeles (Human Resources). He has performed in collaboration with Áine O'Dwyer and Graham Lambkin at Counterflows, (Glasgow), Kraak (Brussels), Union Poole (New York) and Sonic Protest Festival (France).

Triple Negative


14th drawer down since 2017 or 2003, depending how you count it

Waiting for transport into Stab Central
our jawlines are splinters where glass used to be
our facial tissue is all tissue paper
never no layoff from this

Makrokakozebekikism from deep in the Welt am Draht plunge pool.
PENULTIMATE PRESS recording disastrists.
Incoming audio-falsifications in collusion with PSILT and AL KARPENTER.
Retirement from private life fully documented, incl. infantile Zeichnungen, in the anaemic volume Nothing is Possible (or Nervousness, or Immorality, or Don't Wait to be Hunted to Hide, depending which front cover you're looking at), P. Press, 2023.

Favours for the flinching strays
always weak and wide astray


Parlours explores the domestic, spiritual and paranormal in a series of uncanny viginettes, employing acousmatics, string. arrangements and destructive composition.

Sholto Dobie

Sholto Dobie was born in Edinburgh and lives in Vilnius. He uses loose structures and an array of sound-sources including home-made organs and hurdy gurdy. His performances are personal and intuitive, often coming across as delicate, evocative, and absurd.

He has recorded and performed with artists and musicians including Rie Nakajima, Judith Hamann, Lia Mazzari, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Mark Harwood, Marja Ahti & Niko Mahti Ahti, Antonina Nowacka, Malvern Brume, Lucia Nimcova and in the group Lo Escucho Lo Pinto.

He has released solo and collaborative music with labels such as Mappa, All Night Flight, Kashual Plastik, Infant Tree, Takuroku, Penultimate Press and Thanet Tape Centre and has toured widely, presenting performances at Cafe Oto (London), Fylkingen (Stockholm), KM28 (Berlin), Himera Festival (Turku), Kraak Festival (Antwerp), Organ Sound Art Festival (Copenhagen), Les Atelier Claus (Brussels), C3 (Milan), Jauna Muzika Festival (Vilnius), Braille Satellite (Lithuania), Counterflows Festival (Glasgow) and Glasgow International.