Here are the videos from four Improvizone gigs in
April-June this year. These really chronicle the
introduction of the modular synth into the IZ lineup,
which often takes things in quite a different
direction to previous gigs.
Mike and I will be playing as part of Improvizone semi-regularly
starting this Wednesday (March 25th) until July:
* Wed 25 March 2009
* Wed 08 April 2009
* Wed 29 April 2009
* Wed 20 May 2009
* Wed 10 June 2009 (Mike only)
* Wed 01 July 2009
I took a fair amount of video at the last Improvizone
gig. The one you see here is the first 40 minutes or
so, and the first 10 minutes of that Andy was still
setting up the venue, while Mike and I essentially
opened the night with a brief Darkroom set, joined by
Nick on bass after a short while.
Os and Mike will be playing as part of Improvizone again:
Improvizone returns to The Plough in Walthamstow
on Thursday 05 February 2009 for the first gig of
this year. The players will be the familiar quartet
of Plough regulars, namely Michael Bearpark
(guitar), Os (keyboard/laptop), Nick Cottam (bass)
& Andrew Booker (electronic drums).
As you may have noticed our podcast is back in
action, after a longer-than-normal hiatus late last
year. (Links to the podcast are in the sidebar to the
There's been a lot of tie-in with the Improvizone podcast recently.
The latest podcast track, the snappily named
'iz20080528_0033', is a version of a previous
Improvizone download (this one) with the bass
removed to make it a more ambient affair.
Similarly, the previous Darkroom podcast track
'iz20080730endwashes' recently resurfaced on
Improvizone, with bass and drums intact, here.