Sunday, April 27, 2008

Art under the hammer down Totterdown way

A found Rowdy in London's East End

This 'URBAN ART AUCTION' should be interesting. The first in the area since Graffle night probably. Not run by Dom this one but by the auctioneers Dreweatts.

Some heavyweight names included in this one so it should bring a massive amount of interest from around the UK and further a field to Totterdown.

Includes work from 39steps Collective: Dora, Hine, FLX and Rowdy as well as Faile, Adam Neate, Cyclops, Nick Walker, Goldie and Banksy.

At 'Paintworks', Bath Rd, Totterdown, Bristol

Thu 5th June Private view includes DJs Daddy G and Queen B.
6- 10pm
Open Daily 6 - 9th June 10 - 6pm

Thursday, April 24, 2008

An album from Jellya

Just before my trip to Spain I started compiling the tracks for my debut Jelly Antler album. It was an interesting and revealing process on the back of the Schengen album, my mind is definitely ready for track listing decisions and some heavy editing and hours to be spent on mastering (no monitors again, and I don't think I can borrow this time).
11 tracks have made it through to the shortlist and they'll probably all stay which is gratifying at this stage. I've no title in mind at all at present, but I'm sure one will come up over a bottle of wine or three with E. The last two albums came that way.

Spanish Graff

Seen whilst in Nerja, Andalucia last week.

New show in Bristol ~ Not a Penny off the Pay, Not a Second on the Day

From the fine folks that brought Bristol the magnificent 12 Days of Xmas show at the Bridewell police station comes a new show that in some ways even eclipses that line up. Steal From Work present their second major group art show ‘Not A Penny Off The Pay, Not A Second On The Day’.

A great line up of artists includes
C215 - Paris
CEPT - London
CYCLOPS - Bristol
GAIA - New York - OMG!!!
MAU MAU - Devon
MOTORBOY – Bristol
MUDWIG - Bristol - HUZARR!!
ROWDY - Bristol

Simply can't wait for this. My good friend Hob picked up a beauty from Cyclops at the last show and I may, given the opportunity, add a Cyclops to my collection at this one.
The Old Motorcycle Workshop, 15-19 Stokes Croft
Thursday 1st May - Sunday 11th May, 12-7pm

This is opposite good old Pieminister. So a Heidi Pie for afters then...

Schengen Ce Gil Album reviews

We've received some cracking reviews for the new album. Here are the reviews from the mighty Norman Records and Small Fish.

Norman Records said...
Now on that limited Distant Noise CD label comes a new CD from Schengen, 'Ce Gil '. 10 tracks of atmospheric variable electronics from the former krautrocker. 'Fendered' is playful electro taking in snippets of Thieves Like Us era New Order with light techno touches. 'Duc' is aquatic, motorik electro. Some parts glide & glow with positive radiance. Really earthy & pretty, fluid textures, skittering beats, hypnotic Orbital-esque piano loops, digital bursts of fuzz....the list goes on. This is a quality release, an eclectic collection of moods from a quiet old master! Limited to 100 numbered copies so be quick!
This is pretty damn cool!"

Smallfish said...
Distant Noise have released some super CDs in the last couple of months and the Bristol duo of Schengen deliver the third in the series. This album pretty much defies categorization in many ways and I think that's why it's so good. Having said that it does mostly feature electronic music in many different shapes and forms. Thus, you get melodic, classic sounding electronica with sweet chords and homely tones. But, you also get some fairly hefty sounding old-school techno tracks with a minimal leaning and some very robust beats. In my opinion, that's actually when they're at their best as they really let loose some rocking moments. All in all in it's a brilliantly varied and extremely tidy set of tracks. Bravo.

The album is available from