Last September, I played as part of a great bill at Leeds’ Recon Festival, along with Richard Dawson, The Bohman Brothers and The Pheromoans. I prepared a piece for quadraphonic sound collage and glissando guitar, while Paul Walsh showed one of hiss cut-up films.
Immediately after I played, Dan Thomas from Sheepscar Light Industrial asked if he could release the results as part of his limited edition 3″ CDR/Bandcamp download series. So, I edited it down to 21’30” length and delivered it to him. I have a small number of the CDRs available from my bigcartel shop, and the download is available for pay-what-you-like on the Sheepscar Bandcamp.
Here’s a shorter video version, with some of Paul’s film
I’ve just done a mix for my Mexican comrades Decayed Tapes. After much conceptual wrangling on my part, trying and rejecting various harebrained ideas, it ended up being a simple selection of music I like right now – some new music, some old favourites, no stylistic thread particularly, just something I’d enjoy playing myself. Listening back to it before I sent it to them, I was struck by the idea that there might be something on here to annoy the hell out of everyone apart from myself. So be it!
Neil Campbell - PULSER GRID BREAKTHROUGH by Decayed Tapes on Mixcloud
I now have copies of the new trio LP I recorded live at last year’s TUSK festival with Oren Ambarchi and Mick Flower. The 35 minutes on the LP are the sum total of all the music we’ve ever played together as a trio, ie Mick and I had never played with Oren before and we had no rehearsal or soundcheck. It was a pretty wild set, Oren fitting right in and giving us a load of extra rocket-power, the packed crowd spurring us on, sound being great, etc etc. The LP is a good document of the night too. Hopefully we’ll be repeating this trio at some point before too long.
Also just out is another brain-frying Early Hominids CDR, “GOODBYE PA / NO MORE DTs”. This comprises two complete live performances at Leeds’ Wharf Chambers, and covers quite a bit of ground over and above our regular electronic ache. So much so that various of our past supporters have found sections of it wildly objectionable.
Both of these very fine releases are available to buy as physical product from my bigcartel shop. The Ambarchi/Campbell/Flower LP is also available as a digital download directly from TUSK.
A music collaboration between Derek Morton and Neil Campbell. Video by Derek Morton.
We made up around 50 copies of this CDR to distribute at our recent Cafe Oto gig, and came back with a small number.
A full hour’s worth of binaural recordings from last summer’s sessions at The Chapel Lab, all packaged in individual covers printed by Adam Davenport.
Hot-to-trot music by Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell, Adam Davenport, Michael Flower and John Godbert, all copies now gone.