Upcoming gig: Listening Club

On June 14th we’re playing at Listening Club, at The Peckham Pelican. Full line-up TBA.

We also have our regular appearance at Tuesdays Post on June 7th.

Os, May 2015

Upcoming gig: Sonic Imperfections

On Tuesday 9th December we’ll be playing at Sonic Imperfections, alongside Beibei Wang (water percussionist) and Zufällig (a new project from 'Death in Vegas' Steve Hellier).

Facebook event here
Songkick event here
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Os, November 2014

The Dragon's Ball

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Wednesday 27th Feb: To Croydon, for the Dragon's Ball at the Green Dragon. Darkroom + Andy Booker, or Improvizone with Mike & Os? (Not sure if there's a difference...) Supporting Croydon-based Burning Shedders, The Resonance Association. Thanks Daniel.

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We were billed as 'lo-fi dreamy techno' (!) The theory was we'd play drones with percussion... but to me, the venue didn't seem right for that, and it's definitely not what came out. Haven't heard the recording back yet - but towards the end,  I remember picking up on something Os played and thinking "no echo & maximum fuzz". Darkroom go ambient metal?

The fuzzulator helped make this work: www.demeteramps.com/products/accessories/fuz1.html Small but flexible, it handles vintage, gargly non-linear as well as brutal, bright & focussed with compressed lows. Varying the guitar's volume & tone does something useful as well, and given I typically use a volume pedal after the fuzz, there's a whole range of tones to explore even without echo. Somehow last Wednesday I rediscovered this!

Audio & video to follow...

Mike, March 2008

Update: Andy has written about the gig on the Improvizone blog.

Vintage Darkroom photo

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I just came across this old photo, taken at the Portland Arms, Cambridge UK, on the 29th of April 2000. Don't we look young? I'm not sure I have any of that gear any more, either.

Full res photo on Flickr here.

os, Jan 2008