Live at Ort
This is the second time Visible Universe have recorded, this time to capture their debut gig. Big on improvisation without rehearsal, they’ve only played together twice so far, each session having been recorded and released.
“But who is this Visible Universe?”
Visible Universe is myself and Alex Charles, soundscaping as if our lives depended on it. Often they do. I handle guitar drones, while Alex provides vocal drones – in this way, we play off each other, the drones intertwining so much that it becomes hard to distinguish one sound source from another. Started on a whim, after a Senor Citizen rehearsal, the result was so positive that we decided to carry on in the same vein. Massive PA’s, smoke and lighting being our (my) ultimate goal.
‘Live at Ort’ is now available from Stray HQ and Bandcamp.
Desposyni – ‘The Radiant Mindfield’
Performers rarely debut with a live recording, but in this case that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Desposyni is a collaborative project between myself and Portuguese Noise Queen, Hyaena Fierling Reich. ‘The Radiant Mindfield’ was recorded live in London, earlier this year. Having enough material for several albums already, we had our debut release planned – that was, until this recording came along. So pleased were we with how well the gig went, it became apparent that this had to be our first release.
No overdubs – this is the live Desposyni sound. Post-production is limited to eq and compression. Completely improvised, each performance is different; unique.
Available now from Black Square netlabel: http://archive.org/details/BS066
Thanks go to Alex of the wonderful Black Square netlabel, along with Tim Drage and Max Leonard Hitchings, who kindly organised the gig.