For the past 50 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer pushing the boundaries of his music touching blues, folk and experimental soundscapes.
He returns to Cafe Oto to celebrate the new release on Discrepant of Reluctant Swimmer/Virtual Surfer. Taken from a live set recorded at the Controindicazioni Festival of Improvised Music in Rome in 2003 . The music moves very slowly through four movements: ‘’Reluctant Swimmer’’, ‘’Movies is Magic’’, Virtual Swimmer’’ and ‘’Dolphins’’. 'Floating in out of the exotic ether and disappearing like smoke, engulfed in the alien hugeness of nature... a very elegant set by a visionary artist.'
PEOPLE LIKE US
People Like Us is audiovisual collage artist Vicki Bennett, who has been making work available via CD, DVD and vinyl releases, radio broadcasts, performances, gallery exhibits and online streaming for 25 years. Since 1992, she has developed an immediately recognisable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and appropriation as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant.
Abridged Too Far is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums.
TYPHONIAN HIGHLIFE (SPENCER CLARK)
Spencer Clark (The Skaters), is using top-of-the-line music imaging keyboards from the 80s and 90s to produce hallucinations of Past and Present Juxtaposed Eras, Far-OFF exotically composed tropical maladies, and wondrous inner-outer driven Fourth Dimensional Landscapes. He has recorded albums with a host of young modern musicians including Ducktails, Jan Anderzen of Kemialiset Ystvat, and Orphan Fairytale. His label Pacific City Sound Visions has ejected tape cassettes, Lp's, and Private Movies for the past 8 years. Performing at Cafe Oto, will be the new album ‘Typhonian Highlife’ and more…
In the world of unmanned warfare, Africa is becoming the next battlefield. Drones offer many opportunities to control the continents’ large landmass. Seventeen African nations have drones, and many are developing their own. As one of the largest weapons manufacturers, South Africa plays a leading role in the African drone development. At the same time the U.S. is building new drone bases all over the continent. This short documentary explains how power is shifting towards remote control, and offers a view into the growing use of drones in Africa.
Delighted to announce not one, not two but THREE brand new LPs coming out in May 2016.
First up is the one and only Charbel Haber (Malayeen, Johhny Kafta AVO, Scrambled Eggs) channeling his middle eastern guitar melodies via Stockholm's EMS array of synthetizsers on the beautifully titled ''Of Palm Trees and Decomposition''
Followed by an brand new Vinyl reissue of Gonzo's 2012 tape exoteric collage on cults and sects, Dies Irae.
And at last but not least the first of a series of split collaborations. Kicking off with Brighton's kings of tape gonk, Blood Stereo with London's finest purveyors of farm life loops, Hair & Treasure.
Click on artwork for more info on each or check out our shop for more details on this and other releases.
We're currently away... on the move... looking for new sounds and can't come to the phone right now...
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You can still order directly from us BUT will have to wait until October when we're back to physically ship your order, think of it as everything on Pre-Order. Waiting is good, like slow food it sounds better...
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