Friday, September 29, 2017

Silent Reflux

The first V Ä L V Ē full album is now finished and at the mixing/mastering stage. Here's a snippet:





Earlier this week John Doran of The Quietus played recent release 'Lights' as guest presenter on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction - you can hear the whole show HERE. What a show - much love to John for including us and do check out his amazing selection. Some treasure there for sure.

Physical copies of EP #1 [The Theosophical Society} are now completely sold out but digital copies are available from HERE.

V Ä L V Ē action is in the pipeline; new instrument building, new songs....further new on this in due course!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bass reeds for Necro Deathmort

Necro Deathmort - 'Overland' (Profound Lore Records)




Necro Deathmort approached me a while back to arrange 'Vortex', one of their tracks, for deep wind instruments and record it for their new album. It was a fun task, particularly as Contra-Bassoonist, Thomas Stone, arrived equipped with a tube to extend his bell-end to get down to a bottom A! Baritone sax, contra-bassoon and bassoon went down and the finished result is pretty epic. It was an honour to be involved!

You can hear and pre-order the Album HERE.

Friday, August 11, 2017

EP release, Supernormal and London date.....


We finally released the VÄLVĒ EP! It's a snapshot of what we are currently performing live in advance of the actual album - which is unlikely to be performed live more than once due to the ridiculous complexity of the instrumentation! It features 4 tracks - a soundscape, a nod to Hilma af Klimt, a tarot game and a song. You can find it HERE

Last weekend, we had the super lovely experience of playing Supernormal Festival at Brazier's Park in Oxfordshire. What a festival! Such an honour to pay there. John and Luke of The Quietus featured tracks from the festival in their show - you can hear it HERE. We were particularly excited to finally unleash 'the smells'!

Next up is a london date at The Harrison (Kings Cross) on 29.08.17 with Bob Drake, Kamura Obscura and Flying Saucer. Details HERE. Smells will be happening. Obvs.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Half The Sky to play Cafe Oto

L-R: Yumi Hara, Dagmar Krause, Chloe Herington, Chris Cutler, Mitsuru Nasuno, Wataru, Miwazu

Totally delighted that Half The Sky have been confirmed to play Cafe Oto on June 22nd. Our first London show! We will be playing Lindsay Cooper's music from Henry Cow and News From Babel, premiering some tracks.

Tickets are likely to go pretty fast so speedy booking is advised. That can be done HERE!

Knifeworld at sea.....

Ahoy there! Knifeworld have been confirmed to play Cruise To The Edge in February 2018 joining Yes, Marillion etc on a cruise ship, sailing from Tampa, Florida, around the Caribbean via Belize!!!! This will be the first useful opportunity for a lot of our US fans to see us live and it's an honour to have been asked. I intend to dress as a pirate for the entire week. Obvs.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Me To The Future Of You

We now have another one of the live videos from our album launch at Bush Hall last year.....



Thank you so much to Chaos Engineers for making this!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Half The Sky - France & Japan

I recently had the honour of playing bassoon and soprano sax in Half the Sky at Rock In Opposition in Carmaux. Such a privilege to share a stage with Chris Cutler and Dagmar Krause as well as the rest of the band and what a challenge and joy to play Lindsay Cooper's music!




Our next dates will be Nov 30th-Dec 2nd in Tokyo.