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Hugh Metcalfe

Dec 16th 2017 @ The Dentist

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Hugh Metcalfe Tickets In London, United Kingdom
Saturday, December 16th, 2017
7:30 PM
The Dentist
London, United Kingdom
Set within an electric ancestry that includes Michael Karoli's solos in Can, the hymnal rock of Popol Vuh's Daniel Fichelscher and the sonic spaciousness of dub, as well as the emotional punch of John Martyn's dawn-lit Echoplex epic, 'Small Hours'. (Frances Morgan, The Quietus)

:: Dean McPhee ::

Dean McPhee is a solo electric guitarist who combines fluid, chiming melodic lines with shimmering drones and deep layers of decaying delay and echo. He has a unique style of playing which draws together influences from British Folk, Dub, Kosmische, Post Rock and Mali Blues and his music has a hypnotic and dreamlike quality. His latest album Four Stones is due to be released on Hood Faire (a label run collectively by Dean, Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton-Barker) in January '18 and brings together three tracks that were originally released as part of limited edition Folklore Tapes cassette compilations along with two new tracks that use a kick drum pedal, adding a percussive undercurrent to his music. For this gig Dean will be playing to abstract films by the video feedback artist Barry Hale.

Definitely one of the leading contemporary guitar stylists in the UK, and in the world (Steve Barker, BBC "On the Wire")

"One of the UK's most interesting solo guitarists" (John Mulvey, Uncut Magazine)

:: Sam McLoughlin ::

Sam McLoughlin plays homemade instruments and contraptions, along with guitar, analog synths, harmonium and pump organ. Sometimes he sings songs, other times he combines handmade Moondog-like percussion with microphone feedback, synth drones and unpredictable bowed textures to produce improvised music with magical and shamanic overtones. Sam recently released the album Flaming Liar on Them There Records and has previously released music on Andy Votel's Twisted Nerve as well as Folklore Tapes, Pre Cert Entertainment and Hood Faire.

:: David Chatton-Baker ::

David Chatton-Barker is the co-founder and captain of the highly regarded Folklore Tapes label which was recently described by as possibly the most unique and fascinating label around. As well as being a visual artist and film-maker David also specialises in playful and atmospheric collages of sound, dictaphone recordings and live improvisation. Like Sam he also builds his own very inventive and visually striking homemade instruments and sound making devices which he uses to perform live, along with projections and ritualistic interventions.

:: Amy Cutler and Sylvia Hallett ::

As a new duo, geographer-poet Amy Cutler and multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Hallett draw on the dark sides of nature: from sea parasites to forensic botany to elegies based on Arctic bird migrations. They perform live improvisatory settings of pieces drawing on natural history, such as you, the stingbearers, based on Jean-Henri Fabre's 19th c. chronicle of human desolation, The Life of the Fly. Instruments include the viola, the musical saw, and Sylvia's Russian garden vines. Amy's projections include kaleidoscopes of tree rot and insect forms in nature documentaries, and she will also screen some of her short music videos inspired by drone music and experimental landscape cinema.
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