Little Red Rabbit are really proud to present this great show in a beautiful setting - for fans of post-classical, ambient and electronica.
GLISSANDO + FIELDHEAD + THE RUSTLE OF THE STARS
SALFORD SACRED TRINITY CHURCH - Friday 16th November
And hand-printed tickets at Piccadilly Records under SILENT BELLS.
It's been four long years since Glissando released the critically acclaimed 'With Our Arms Wide Open We March Towards the Burning Sea' and the duo finally return this November with a new record 'The World Without Us'. The 'Silent Bells' tour will be their first live shows in two years and the line-up of Elly May Irving and Richard Knox will be expanded to a quartet especially for these performances.
The new material bares Glissando's trademark of ethereal voices and tip-toing piano melodies but the overall sound is richer and more expansive. Epic swells of strings and guitars sore above the drones and field recordings to create an intense yet fragile noise. The dynamics of the new record are also apparent and through the use of an array of guests there is a new depth and ambition to Glissando that portrays the songs in their truest form.
2010 saw Paul Elam depart the UK for Vancouver, Canada and there is no doubt that the vast Northern Canadian landscapes have influenced the new Fieldhead material. The familiar tape hiss, scratchy, decaying atmospheres remain in place but Elam has managed to sculpt a vaster, more expansive palate of sounds.
Previous comparisons of Fieldhead’s work have been made to the likes of William Basinski, The Caretaker and Grouper, which in truth are not far from the mark. It’s fair to say Elam has already stamped his name in the ambient / drone field with his previous outputs and forthcoming album 'a correction' (released in October) should further enhance his reputation as an artist who can seamlessly marry soundscapes and melody to form an enchanting, almost timeless piece of music.
'THE RUSTLE OF THE STARS'
450km from the arctic circle, The Rustle of the Stars is a phenomenon of austere beauty, a barely audible noise that occurs when the draught from human breath causes multiple collisions among the ice micro-crystals in the air.
After meeting on tour in 2009 when their bands Glissando and FareWell Poetry played a show together in Paris, Richard Knox and Frederic D. Oberland quickly formed a friendship and a spirit that brought them together again and founded a desire to compose a record together. The concept of The Rustle of the Stars is built around a polar journey to the ends of the earth through the arctic sea.
Initially there was never any talk of playing the recorded material live but as interest in the vinyl-only release grew it felt right for the duo to attempt to recreate the sounds of the album in a live setting. They enlisted the help of Angela Chan, who performs most of the string sections found on the record and Lidwine to bring something different in the form of the harp. The results were beyond anything Richard and Frederic thought possible and the live shows have become an intense and at times desolate experience ranging from barely audible drifting melodies to foundation-shaking movements in sound.