A Midsummer Night’s Update

Preparations are in full swing for The Midsummer Night’s Happening and state51 are working flat out on set dressing and installation. There’s a few exciting additions to the line up too…

Steve Beresford will now be performing on upright piano with the Kirchin Tape Lab. Jonny Trunk and Robin the Fog will be playing out reels created by Basil Kirchin for improvisational performances just like this.

João Branco Kyron of Beautify Junkyards will be coming over from Lisbon to give us one or two Tropicalia flavoured DJ sets in Pan’s Garden.

Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie (and pretty much everyone else) will be joining Soundcarriers to provide some extra guitar and voice to their improvised set accompanying Julian House’s psychedelic film.

And Jonny Trunk and Wisbey are promising some kind of Wheel-of-Fortune device.

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Vince Clarke & Paul Hartnoll: 2Square album media update…

The first VeryRecords album release, Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll’s album 2Square, has attracted various media attention since its release on Friday June 10th including reviews in The Guardian, the FT and This Is Not Retro.

Paul Hartnoll was interviewed about the project on Georgie Rogers’ Music Discovery show on Virgin Radio on Sunday June 12th, and Vince Clarke was interviewed by Thump and Artist Direct

The ‘2Square’ album is available now from iTunes and all good download retailers.

Another media update on the Vince Clarke & Paul Hartnoll album project, 2Square…

Even more interviews, features and reviews have been revealed since the release of Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll’s new album collaboration 2Square.

Swedish electronic music magazine Stereoklang has published a new interview with Vince (in English) about the project, and both Soundblab and Uncut have run excellent reviews (the Uncut review isn’t available online but the magazine gave the album 8/10, saying “everything is rendered with a depth and richness you’d expect from two men who know their machines inside out”).

Still to come are more reviews and interviews including Mojo, Electronic Sound, The Quietus, Classic Pop and The Playground…

The ‘2Square’ album is available now from iTunes and all good download retailers.

Update from Mal (taken from Facebook)

Hello all you Facebook people! I can’t thank you enough for all the kind messages you have posted. They really mean a lot to me. This is just to let you know I’m doing good and slowly on the mend. I’m under Dr’s orders to ‘Chill Out’ for awhile… so that’s fine with me. 

I’ve been busy doing a couple of things I always wanted to do but never did. So… Here’s a ‘Homemade Video’ I’ve made using some of the footage that I (and Merv) shot at the 9.30 Club in Washington USA in July on my camera. As with all the gigs, it was a great night. I hope you enjoy it!

Love Mal