Friday, January 27, 2006

Out and About



Went to the Electronic Lounge on Wednesday 25th at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in The Mall, here in London - this was the 10th anniversary of Scanner and Sprawl's club and I was expecting less crowd noise and more music, to be honest. Poor old Robin Rimbaud had to compete with a hundred nattering arty types in a room full of smoke.
Deek came with me (despite a headache) and kept me going, though - thanks Deek!

Met Douglas from Sprawl, who seemed like a very nice bloke. I felt like I'd met him before, and he felt the same, but neither of us could remember where or when.

Last night I went to Smallfish Records in Old Street, a great shop for all things trendy in the modern music world. My friend Barry (Si_COMM) was there playing tracks from his new album 'Cycla' under the moniker of 'Level'. Very nice stuff, but again people were just talking way too loud and Barry pointed out that, although it was great to meet people, this kind of music belongs in an art space where chat is not the norm.

While there I met some nice peeps - had a good chat with Matt from Polymorphic Music and a brief "hello" with Shane from the Garden of Earthly Delights radio show. Took a few moments to browse the shop and came away with a copy of Richard Devine's 'Lipswitch' album. A myriad of beats and electro samples - good work, Richard!

When I got home last night, there was a nice surprise waiting for me - a cdr of my Legion gig in Germany on June 10th 2005. Sounds great, so I'm considering in what form to release it.

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