Wednesday, 29 July 2009

‘XtraperriermenthaL’ by fat benjamin....

After 2007’s ‘the futureRUSTIC EP’ fat benjamin returns with a whole new EP and direction. Called ‘XtraperriermenthaL’ the new EP explores dark, mysterious and unsurprisingly given the title more experimental sounds.

After creating over 28 demo's for his proposed follow-up ‘plastic AMBUSH‘ fat benjamin realized that the material he had created fell into two distinct camps. One was a more digital tinged extension of the sound he explored in the previous EP and the other was a more far out sonic landscape that was less conventional in structure and texture. These more experimental instrumental tracks had been born from live jams just as the other tracks had but seemed darker than he had envisioned for ‘plastic AMBUSH’.

Fat benjamin says “ I wanted to release some new material to give people an idea of where I am going with my music now. It’s been almost 2 years since the futureRUSTIC EP and I felt that XtraperriermenthaL would be a great stepping stone from previous material and introduction to new listeners. This is more of a long form version of what I do. I think it’s important to explore releasing less accessible music rather than just leaving it on the cutting room floor because a track is over 5 minutes in length. I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste but hopefully it will excite some who hear it”.

Have a listen:

"XtraperriermenthaL" by fat benjamin

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Cat Green Bike - Live on BCFM...

Hello there...

Here is Cat Green Bike's BCFM live session recorded and broadcast on 17th June 2009.

Lovely Stuff:

Cat Green Bike - "BCFM Live Session (17/06/09)"

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Things have been a little slow...

As you may have noticed, things have been a little slow around here. Hopefully activity will pick up soon - it will.

Coming soon we have a new mash-up from EL Heath and a new collection of tunes from Gianluca Schlock Liciardi.

So keep your eyes peeled for those.

Ciao for now.

Monday, 1 June 2009

The Big Hello Band...

The first outing of The Big Hello Band was successfully pulled off at the Ferry Station in Bristol on 30th May 2009. It was a good laugh.

The plan is for the whole affair to be worked on and whittled down a little more before taking the performance to other venues.

There may be some image and video available in the soon time.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Strap The Button...

... had a wonderful time this weekend playing in the Town Hall in Welshpool. Thank you to everyone who came to see them, it was much appreciated.

In other news...

The Gig2000 Big Band (an epic amalgamation of Cat Green Bike, Cousin Bear & Sweet Potato) will be performing live in Bristol at the Ferry Station on 30th May 2009. It's going to be lovely.

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Pratje Para...

Good Morning,

Here's a lovely improvisation for you to listen to. It was brought into being by Pratje Para, a group of four "formed through the desire for change in the musical process". Wonderful stuff:

"Bolsjevik Values on Mars" by Pratje Para

More music coming your way presently.

Until then, adieu.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009