… or in this case, Greenie. Looks like this old tune from Life Before Land is getting sync’d to a film, further details later…
Coming up Thursday 29th October at 3pm, BBC Radio 4’s “Open Country” explores the site for the first Big Chill Festival in 1995. Helen Mark meets founder Pete Lawrence and a handful of other folk to have a chat, including Tom Green/AFD – he’s the one with the hat.
[warning – chilled zone ahead. There will be thumb piano/kalimba/mbira]
A side project here, 20 deeply ambient tunes commissioned by the Ameritz label for their Spotify channel – do not take this medication while driving… for now not available as download, though that may change.
Those familiar with dark ambient album ‘Erebus & Terror’, produced by David Bickley and Tom Green in 2005, may be interested in checking this out – it’s David’s latest album, a PHD project exploring the techniques of analogue synthesis and recording, as it was in the mid 70s. I contributed a fair amount of synthesis and performance, and can confirm that this is entirely analogue throughout the production chain (apart from the eventual digital masters on Bandcamp…) Those fond of the Tangs’ ‘Rubycon’ may well feel a smile coming on …
just a heads up about this event – I’ll be there, for sure.
“Join us for a Halloween special with Interchill records and some of our favourite acts playing the latest chunky bass heavy electronic sounds.
Interchill and Seb Taylor’s Kaya Project first worked together in 2003 and have gone on to release close on 100 tunes together over the years. Join us at Inspiral Cafe for a Kaya Project live set with vocalist Randolph Matthews and then dj sets from Andrew, Nick and Seb.
While the label is known for chilled sounds expect to hear something chunkier on the night…
Tickets: £9 advance from Access All Areas // Limited £10 door”
31st October, 22.00 > 03.00
… this time from Darren Sanghita
“By comparison with many other contemporary ambient album releases, the sophistication of the geometry of sound is like luxuriating in the State rooms of Consciousness!”
” At number 8, A Good Place to Be was worth the wait as AFD’s Tom Green creates a dreamy, ambient jazz meditation, but with a surreal world music touch with his kalimba.”
… reviews ‘a good place to be’
“…Tom does a great job sticking to the basics and making something great, that will undoubtedly stick around for years to come. ”
Audio interview with John Diliberto at Echoes, right here
Bit of chat with Michael Foster at Ambient Visions …
… about this