Forest of Sound present:
Saturday January 30th 2010 @ Left Bank Leeds, St. Margaret of Antioch, Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ.
Doors 8.00pm, price £5 advance / £6 on the door. Tickets available from We Got Tickets [http://www.wegottickets.com/event/64165], Jumbo Records [http://www.jumborecords.co.uk/tickets.asp?sort=&amp;event_id=9278] and Crash Records [http://crashrecords.co.uk/online/product.php?xProd=8294&amp;xSec=28&amp;jssCart=7a1367384682b52ee9a3e19ed0defd40].
Left Bank Leeds at the former St. Margaret of Antioch church is a beautiful venue on Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds. It can be found near the corner of Cardigan Road and Royal Park Road. A bar selling alcoholic beverages will be open on the night.
LIBRARY TAPES [http://www.myspace.com/librarytapes]
A firm Forest of Sound favourite, Library Tapes (a.k.a. David Wenngren, from Gavle, Sweden) is the master of pure, minimalist piano based beauty. Having started from a completely stripped down approach, the Library Tapes sound has evolved to include sparingly used but perfectly balanced strings (provided by the wondeful Peter Broderick) and found sound, and is quite simply stunning. David is the perfect man to play at Forest of Sound's first night in this wonderful old church in Leeds.
“This is the fullest, most finished-sounding Library Tapes project since it was an official duo (with Per Jardsell), and may suit listeners who need more than a few endlessly revolving piano notes better than recent offerings. For fans of Max Richter, Tim Hecker, and Eluvium, A Summer Beneath the Tress is a can't-miss album." - PITCHFORK
"There's a drifting, cinematic quality... that goes beyond the parameters of modern classical, crossing over into more ambient terrain. Wonderful compositions throughout, all meticulously performed and produced, leaving you with an album that established Library Tapes fans will adore, and newcomers can get well and truly hooked on. Excellent." - BOOMKAT
The alter ego of Jönköping, Sweden native Jonatan Nästersjös, Woodchucker produces hazy, distant memories of music - sounds of faraway places smothered in a cacophony of fractured noise. His approach never obliterates the beauty or the feel of the music, instead it magnifies it's fragility and effect. Stunning, haunting stuff. For fans of Tim Hecker, Fennesz, or Grouper. Woodchucker has released an EP 'Leavers Never Leave', as well as appearing alongside Kevin Shields on the recent Hockey Rawk compliation.
ITHACA TRIO [http://www.myspace.com/ithaca]
An ever shifting group of people, Ithaca Trio also manage to cover a variety of styles in their music - ranging from slow burning deep ambient pieces reminiscent of Machinefabriek on a calm day or Jasper TX, they're also at home producing clear as a bell rythmic pieces based around (ahem) 'real' instrumentation, taking nods from Steve Reich or John Fahey. Whichever mood they're in, it is always the music of calm understanding and of understatement. Excellent.
"...these ambient soundscapes again highligh the beautiful acoustics that set Ithaca’s music apart from the crowded ambient/drone soundscaping scene." - PHANTOM CHANNEL