Label: Rokit Records - Herbie 3 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Experimental
Their musical backgrounds followed similar lines in that they both played in rock -influenced bands. Saunders began experimenting with keyboards and computer soundchips C64 SID chip in particular aroundcomposing instrumental three voice music and sound effects. Inspired by rock'n'roll and the possibilities of audio 'art', in he took up his 'neighbour's neglected guitar' and began forming bands in the style of the Beatles and Led Zeppelinplaying pubs and clubs around Birmingham city centre.
Hanson's first steps into music also began in the mids, and at the local community centre playing drums in the basement, in drop-in style workshops. Later, he discovered acoustic guitar and his 'first love', the bassand went on to form bands also playing Led Zeppelin-esque tracks. Despite the Wenn Corinna Weint - Various - Top Super 20 of their respective bands their paths didn't cross until when they enrolled on an art course at Solihull College.
At this time, both their bands simultaneously began to disintegrate leading them to form their own outfit Rocket Science. The duo played simple FM synthesis keyboards put through numerous guitar effects pedalsacoustic guitar, bass guitar and various tone generators and used a four-track recorder to play back Silverfuck - Smashing Pumpkins* - The Cutting Edge combination of processed found soundsfilm dialogueand distorted breakbeats.
Their music at this early stage was instrumental and often repetitive, recalling the sounds of early techno - ambient albums by Aphex Twinand the lush washes of Brian Eno. Performing music that required a certain level of calm and concentration on the part of the audience brought with it certain concerns: "We were finding that the quieter tracks were getting talked over to the point where you'd feel like you may as well stop and get up and go to the bar with them.
We found to get around this, we had to make our beats and sounds Me And My Baby - Various - Robots & Electronic Brains - 10p 1 Play and fiercer, so it was harder to talk over. Magnetophone's music was at odds with the Brit Pop indie guitar bands that predominated in the second city's venues; consequently, from — Saunders and Hanson organised and promoted their own night of 'alternative' music entitled 'We Brought Our Friends'.
During this time, the duo sent out demos to record labels, and one in particular caught the attention of London label Earworm Records. This first single was met with great enthusiasm by the press, and by fellow musicians, including Spacemen 3 's Sonic Boom who met the band at a 'We Brought Our Friends' show and later worked and performed with them.
A series of other singles, 12"s, and compilations followed, and a long term relationship with Static Caravan Recordings began. These records were still instrumental and took in elements of drum'n'bassIDMambient - techno and avant-garde sound sculptingand were tied together by strong, though sometimes hidden or intermittent melodies.
The pieces were performed live and captured as whole performances, rather than being multi-tracked. John Peel was an ardent supporter of the band's output at this time and they recorded two Peel sessions, one at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, and one at the Irish Centre in a live performance in Birmingham in Later that year New York art-house publication Visionaire released an audio media package called Visionaire 53 which brought together many disparate artists in the producing of one-minute-only pieces of music.
Saunders' solo productions are recorded under the alias of Veil and latterly The Assembled Minds. However, one is not more apparent than the other and their music is more accurately a mixture of genres rather than bands: psychedeliaelectronicafolksynthpoppost-rockambientpop.
Their sound is a meeting of the broken and organic and the beautiful and systematised, and the progression of their sound through their eleven-year Heu!
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Tape hissprojector clicks, fireworks, fragments of human voices move around sometimes contrapuntalsometimes monophonic arrangements. The time signatures are generally 4 4 or 6 8. The themes explore control, loss, reverence, worth, relationship-pacts. However, their most recent LP The Man Who Ate The Man exhibits the sonic exploration of their early work, whilst also employing traditional acoustic instruments including guitardrums and melodicaAnglo - folk vocal lines and song structures approaching the 'conventional'.
The band state, "we want our sleeves to be equally as exciting as the music they represent", and to this end, they have presented their music in a variety of quality Me And My Baby - Various - Robots & Electronic Brains - 10p 1 Play 'packages'. The very first single, "You Should Write Music", consisted of a red audiophile -weight vinyl 7", with a matching textured sleeve and a single white sticker, containing the band name and track titles.
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