Sweet Beans Promotions Present...
The official album launch for A Dancing Beggar's LP "Follow The Dark As If It Is Light".
The Evening's line-up will include:
A Dancing Beggar
Date: 30th May
@ The Macbeth, Hoxton.
A Dancing Beggar
Follow The Dark As If It Were Light
Dancing Beggar is twenty-three-year-old UK-based musician James Simmons. Producing his debut full-length album in 2009 after the release of a six-track EP, ‘How They Grow’, the beautifully envisioned long-player ‘What We Left Behind’ is a collection of instrumental recordings where tenderly plucked guitar strings meet post-rock undercurrents and ambient field recordings. James’ work has been met with positive reviews from both the UK and international music press with the following notable reactions; Rock Sound Magazine - “An astonishingly assured piece of work”, The Stool Pigeon - ”A Post-Rock treat”, Notion Magazine - “A wonderful, wordless music that also seeks to evoke memories of forgotten Summers days”, while prominent music website subba-cultcha.com awarded it 10/10 and US site Thesillentballet.com made A Dancing Beggar artist of the week as well as giving the album an honourable mention in its top 50 albums of 2009.
A Dancing Beggar’s eagerly anticipated second album, ‘Follow The Dark As If It Were Light’, was written and recorded between July 2009 and July 2010, and was mixed and mastered by Ludovic Morin (Sigur Ros, Fleet Foxes, Beirut) at The Sound Dept, London, in August and September 2010.
A Dancing Beggar is ready to take the album live, having already played alongside Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Epic45, Codes in The Clouds, Worriedaboutsatan and Talons to name just a few. James recently remixed the track ‘Désordre’ for French producer/musician Franz Kirmann for his EP ‘Liza’ and has also remixed Codes In The Clouds’ ‘Distant Street Lights’, which appears next to Machinefabriek, Library Tapes and Paul Mullen/ Yourcodenameis: Milo on the ‘Paper Canyon Recycled’ album released by Erased Tapes Records (Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds).
Piano Interrupted is the brain child of Franz Kirmann and Tom Hodge. What began as a studio project blending their respective disicplines of classical minimalism and electronica has developed, with the addition of Greg Hall on cello and Eric Young on percussion, into a fully-formed improvising quartet.
Keep an eye out for a new Piano Interrupted EP coming very soon.
"Haunting, glistening and infinitely replayable." Little White Earbuds
Alex Monk is a musician and producer based in London, once described as a ‘fringe psychedelicist operating in the realms of concrete ambience.’. He has released two limited run CD-R’s to acclaim and plays shows regularly in London. Monk uses a range of sonic sources including mandolin, guitars, found sounds, his own voice (and others), keyboards and analogue and digital effects. His shows are often improvised though Monk often uses song and chant as the center-point; a means to invoke new melodies, mood and space during live performances. His work has been compared to that of Moondog, Brian Eno, Roy Montgomery and Laurie Anderson.
Recorded over a 2 year period, new double album, ‘The Safety Machine’ is Monk’s first vinyl release and limited to just 300 copies and digital download. Though the free, hypnotic and repetitive approach to composition is still apparent on ‘The Safety Machine’, the album is also interspersed with more popular forms of song, inspired by the rich compositional approach of Robert Wyatt and Franco Battiato.
"Monk has succeeded in finding a distinct voice, which is greatly to his credit and anticipates greater things yet to come".The Wire