this is an excellent, free (as in: free music and free of any particular
improvisational style) album. - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly Even in its
quietest, most fractured-sounding moments it held the room, pulling at our
attention like a super-magnet in a room of steel screws. It seemed the very
opposite of virtuoso show-off music, where all egos were subsumed and
creativity made a force for the common good.
- Lucid Frenzy
The Static Memories - Brighton improvisors Gus Garside
and Dan Powell - have released The bloudy
vision of John Farley, an album of restructured improvisations. Recorded by Rob Plater and the group over the
course of 18 months, Dan and Gus then edited the recordings down to ten very
This is a fine album of improvisation deliberately and brutally shorn of all its core identity, re-appraised, braised, and reassembled with rigour and finesse.
- Paul Khimasia Morgan, aural detritus
Gus Garside (double bass/electronics) has worked in a
variety of musical settings – jazz, contemporary music, pop, cabaret, dance,
theatre and, most importantly, improvised music where he has performed with
many leading players. Gus formed arc in
1988 and their third album “the pursuit of happiness” was released on Emanem
Records in 2009. He formed In Sand in 2004 and their first album Whatever came out mid 2008.
Gus is part of the Brighton Safehouse collective. He has
collaborated with a wide range of improvising and contemporary music players
and dancers and frequently works with laptop musicians and also performs solo.
“…where he differs
from the average jazz bassist is in the range of sonorities he conjures from
his instrument” Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
Dan Powell, (guitar, electronics, small percussion),
began making sound for installation works in London in the mid 90′s and was
involved in live arts group OMSK.
Since moving to Brighton in 2000 he has concentrated on
experimental and improvised music. He is
a member of Brighton based collective The Spirit of Gravity and has performed
across the UK. Dan is also a member of
free improv duo Nil with Chris Parfitt.
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