75 minutes of psychedelic excess, molten electronics and DIY ritual from the totemic ensemble of contemporary British outsider music. Vibracathedral Orchestra's chimerical DNA spans from beatific Labour-club raga to full-on face-flaying West Riding Kraut-out, whilst the core membership and elastic supporting cast that has realised this wayward vision is an unrivalled who’s who of the UK audio underground - this time Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell, Adam Davenport, Michael Flower and Bridget Hayden.
Recorded by Mark Jasper at Cafe OTO on 10 April 2015. Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Calyx, Berlin.
Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC.
Formed in the late 1990s by Mick Flower, Neil Campbell and Julian Bradley, the ‘classic’ line-up was soon completed with the addition of Bridget Hayden and Adam Davenport. Across a subsequent, flaming trail of visionary releases for VHF, Eclipse, Important, Textile and others, the principal quintet was sporadically augmented by fellow travelers like Richard Youngs, Matthew Bower and John Clyde-Evans, as well as by kindred spirits from the New Weird America such as Chris Corsano, Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) and Tom Greenwood (Jackie-O Motherf****r).
The central unit subsequently uncoiled between 2004 and 2006, with first Bradley, and then Hayden and Campbell, all departing; Bradley re-joined Flower and Davenport in Brighton in 2008 for a ferocious finale at the Colour Out of Space festival. Since then the individual members have remained prolific, but as a group Vibracathedral Orchestra have lain dormant - a bloodied battalion slumbering in a sonic Caerleon or Valhalla, awaiting the clarion-call to re-enter the fray, which duly came in early 2014.