Vibracathedral Orchestra / Death Shanties tour

Tour poster

Vibracathedral Orchestra are doing a short run of gigs in April with our friends Alex Neilson and Sybren Renema, aka Death Shanties.

We’ll be releasing a limited edition tour CDR, available on the nights, with 30 minutes of brand new music by both bands.

The dates are:

Wednesday 8 April – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Friday 10 April – Cafe Oto, London
Saturday 11 April – The Tin Music + Arts, Coventry

Thanks to Bob Glew for the beautiful tour poster too!

Oystercatcher Salad

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


tuskI 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.

HOMZAlso 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.

Coney Island

A music collaboration between Derek Morton and Neil Campbell. Video by Derek Morton.

Vibracathedral Orchestra “REC-REH 13”

recreh13We 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.