This is what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Music for a soundwalk around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.http://www.shufflefestival.com/at-the-cemetery-gates … It’s completely free to download. Interviews about the Cemetery by Susanna Grant and Jo Morris and put to music scored by me. It would please us greatly if some of you did the walk with the recording in your ears and fed back to us.
we can just see the sun though the fog on a good day. spaceship mark says that when the land is fertile then the woman shall be soon.
these are brighter sounds for tomorrow. your animals will rest when they hear them.
we have not heard the voice from the dome for two moons.
we dare to dream of future.
ep costs just 99p.
For the first and very possibly last time Darren will perform the entire Chants for Socialists album with the choir and band at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church.
Please come to this very special musical political event.
Tickets can be bought here
darren and emma seek sunlight. they hate rules. they make rules. they need money to nurse their baby rats. nothing will be good again. it can never be like before. but sister lives. where is spaceship mark.
brute love 01 is an 3 track download ep by brute love
brute love are darren hayman and emma winston and the music is completely improvised, analogue and synthetic.
two analogue synthesizers are cross patched together via control voltage technology so that one player constantly disrupts the other players intentions.
the music was recorded live, with no prior writing or arrangement and with no subsequent editing or fixing.
released 27 February 2015
darren – minibrute, emma – microbrute
the ep costs 99p.
Artist: The Great Electric
Cat No. : Van 276
Release date: October 27th
The Great Electric was formed in the winter of 2012 by Malcolm Doherty (Guitars, FX), Rob Hyde (Drums), Darren Hayman (Synth), Duncan Hemphill (Tones, Drones and FX) and Pete Gofton (Bass/Production).
Alumni of bands as diverse as Hefner, Kenickie, GoKart Mozart & Mum and Dad, the band was united by a love of the classic German electronic and progressive acts of the 1970s coupled with the pop music sensibilities, hooks and production of 90s bands such as Stereolab, Quickspace and Electric Sound of Joy.
EP1, self-recorded and released on Static Caravan is the Great Electric’s first release and showcases the band’s love of combining a hypnotic heaviness with accessibility – thickly layering melody onto bedrock of driving bass and drums, often lending the songs an almost pop patina.
Opener ‘Matter of Time’ sets off at a breakneck motorik pace, introducing layered analogue melodies and a metronomic bassline before giving way to a chorus that sits somewhere in the middle ground between Focus and Fantomas. The track fades into a fug of Gilmour-inspired guitars, analogue electronics and found sounds.
Jump Over The House is a triumphant, energised hybrid of 60’s Detroit soul and a locked, motorik pulse, overlaid with a subtle vocodered line straight out of millennium-era Trans Am. If you booked The Great Electric for your birthday party, they’d open with this song.
The EP’s lead track, Music and Colour establishes a rigid bass motif from the off and builds into the embodiment of perfect space age pop – constructed from layer upon layer of repetition, hypnotic drones and heavy washes of analogue melodies and counter-melodies.
The EP closes with M.O.P.E.. Building over 9 minutes, the track is a dichotomy of ‘Animals’-era Pink Floyd atmospherics and Sir Lord Baltimore barbarian rock. The song gathers pace before the wheels come off entirely and it rattles into Blue Cheer covering Yes’ ‘Heart of the Sunrise’.
2014 will see the band finish a debut LP ahead of organising a small number of live dates later in the year.
300 edition 12” vinyl Red Vinyl pressing
Buy The Great Electric – EP1 from Darren (inc P+P)
Planning a special set for this gig with the legendary Wizz jones curated by @petepaphides I’m bringing the modular synthesizer. Going to do stuff from the next two albums. My brief I have been given is ‘Psych folk’.
I really don’t know what to expect of my first NY, USA show in 15 years.
Next Saturday. Come. Be kind.
I hand-painted 20 covers for 20 CD EPs for the Independent Label Market on Saturday 12th July 2014 at Spitalfields. I’ll be on the WIAIWYA stall.
The EP features four new recordings of dog songs including one cover and one new composition.
I’ve also made the EP available for download from Bandcamp below. You get high quality scans of all the paintings with the download.
Buy from Bandcamp.