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Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Static Memories new cd

...overall 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 different tracks.

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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