GROUP LISTENING

Saturday 1st June (This event has been moved to CARNEDD, Ty Wilcox)

Group Listening + Ancient Plastix

Musical collaborators for the past decade, Paul Jones and Stephen Black are together known as the woodwind-and-key-wielding, sculptural-papier-mâché-hat-wearing Group Listening. 

Following renegade reinterpretation records Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 1 (2018) and Vol. 2 (2022), which pulled apart, pondered, and re-shaped cult ambient classics by the likes of Robert Wyatt, Arthur Russell and Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Walks (2024) — a shining modernist monolith buried deep in the woods — is their first volume of completely original compositions. 

Walks draws from the field recordings of Ernest Hood; the abstraction of Harold Budd; the saxophone of Sam Gendel; the “heightened naturalism” of a Martin Parr photograph; the clarity and site-specificity of Japanese ambient, environmental & new age music of the 80s and 90s, and, prominently, Robert Walser’s pseudo-biographical novella The Walk — an appreciation of the philosophical space gifted by walks to walkers. 

An ode to the gently psychedelic potential of wandering around in some place, any place, every place: the places in one’s own mind, Walks invites you to listen and think; to slip through the fabric of time a little or a lot, depending on how long you’ve got. Over all, to paraphrase Walser, it invites you to glow and flower yourself in the glowing, flowering present. 

Diva Harris, November 2023 

https://linktr.ee/grouplistening

Photos by H.Hawkline 

W/Support Ancient Plastix

Ancient Plastix is the producer pseudonym of Paul Rafferty. He creates music for the night time made with technology from another life. When playing live he employs live 4 track tape looping and dub inspired production to create evocative atmospheres that pulse with nostalgia and longing.

Listen/Pre-Orderhttps://mapledeath.lnk.to/AncientPlastixTwo

Bandcamphttps://mapledeathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ii

Full Infos: http://www.mapledeathrecords.com/releases/mdr056/

CARNEDD, Ty Wilcox https://maps.app.goo.gl/RAUbJDSKCYJSAqhc9

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