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Bob Drake // Bing Selfish // VÄLVĒ


The Harrison

28 Harrison St. WC1H 8JF London

Gig Description

That Bob Drake will be regaling us with songs from his gang of characters.

Support will come from Bing Selfish and VÄLVĒ


Bob Drake – Bob has been playing a lot of instruments with – and recording – all sorts of, bands since the early 1970’s. He was an important part of Denver’s underground music scene from 1978-1989 and a founding member of both Hail and Thinking Plague. In the early 1990’s in Los Angeles, he engineered for a wide variety of artists from Ice Cube to Shirley MacLaine. After moving to Europe he joined fellow expatriate Dave Kerman to become part of the 5UU’s. In 1994 he started making a series of extraordinary solo albums – of which his latest, L’Isola dei Lupi is the tenth. He lives at his studio in Southern France, where he has engineered and mastered an awful lot of albums. He is also known for his definitive re-mastering of classic albums by Art Bears, Cassiber, Henry Cow and others.

Bing Selfish– “Essential for anyone who thinks that rock, politics and humour can’t occupy the same mental and aesthetic space” – The Wire (UK)

VÄLVĒ – What is V Ä L V Ē? Folk lullabies re-imagined by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Found-sound collages interrupted by Welsh language orations and sudden outbursts of fuzz bass. Gleaming synthpop workouts that collapse into swirling dreamscapes of sax and harp. Tiny sounds opening out onto the epic. Hi-tech and no-tech, deployed with equal measures of discipline and abandon. Carefully sculpted disorder. Uncanny geometries of noise and melody. Dizzy and gleeful and drawn in notebooks. That is V Ä L V Ē.

Source: The Harrison website

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