swefn

swefn is an artist based in the United Kingdom.

In anticipation of a forthcoming cassette release on Melt Melt Drip Drip - Here’s a video for a track from mine & Andrew Webster's project recorded in Cardiff, mixed in San Francisco, entitled “W/W”.

To avoid seizures I should warn you that the video is in 4:3 (Source material shot on Super8, Digitised, Dumped onto VHS, re-digitised and data-moshed for our modern eyes).

Words from Celestial Communications promoter Iain Peebles:

Blood StereoKaren Constance and Dylan Nyoukis are key components in the UK DIY underground and have been for over 20 years. Through projects including Blood Stereo, Prick Decay/Decaer Pinga, The Polly Shang Kuan Band, Ceylon Mange, Colour Out of Space festival and their Chocolate Monk label, they’ve created and curated a vast body of work comprising sound, visual art, film and beyond and collaborated with the cream of the avant crop from Thurston Moore to Smegma most other folk in between.As Blood Stereo they reappropriate strategies from the avant-garde (music concrete, sound poetry, field recording etc) and utilise them in a DIY context to create dark, foreboding soundscapes peppered with primal, wordless vocalisation and cracked electronics. http://www.chocolatemonk.co.uk/blood_stereo.htmhttp://bloodstereo.bandcamp.com/UsurperAli Robertson and Malcy Duff are the brothers Usurper and have been producing their wilfully weird ass and largely unpopular (their words) work for the past decade. Armed with a table of assorted objects and half functioning ‘instruments’ the pair gurgle, splutter and creak their way around globs of metallic clatter to create an aural logic with a keen sense of the surreal and it’s own comic timing. Strap in.http://duffandrobertson.tumblr.com/http://duffandrobertson.bandcamp.com/Duncan Harrison/Tom Roberts Duo
Both these chaps have separate histories of coughing up all kinds of sonic head scratch. Roberts as The Infinite Gaah and part of Brighton based free improv jokers Bolide Awkwardstra and Harrison as, errr, Duncan Harrison mostly. What happens when they fuse perfectly like two halves of a manky Kinder Egg? Beats me but anything from mangled improv voice, tape based concrete wobble, bleak drones and beyond might pop out of that little yellow plastic case.
http://duncan-harrison.blogspot.co.uk/http://duncanharrison.bandcamp.com/Ian WatsonAs well as being a dab hand with a pen (see poster for this event), Watson is also mainstay of the Cardiff music scene whether playing solo or previously as part of The Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain. Through the mis-use and abuse of a variety of off the shelf consumer electronics and mysterious homemade devices Watson conjures up a decaying aural mulch that may well be the death rattle of some long forgotten circuitry.http://uhohwatson.com/http://ianwatson.bandcamp.com/Tickets £5 in advance and…£5 on the door. But advance tickets get a hand screened gig poster totally free (to be collected on the door).Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blood-stereo-usurper-duncan-harrison-tom-roberts-duo-ian-watson-tickets-12295872285

Words from Celestial Communications promoter Iain Peebles:

Blood Stereo

Karen Constance and Dylan Nyoukis are key components in the UK DIY underground and have been for over 20 years. Through projects including Blood Stereo, Prick Decay/Decaer Pinga, The Polly Shang Kuan Band, Ceylon Mange, Colour Out of Space festival and their Chocolate Monk label, they’ve created and curated a vast body of work comprising sound, visual art, film and beyond and collaborated with the cream of the avant crop from Thurston Moore to Smegma most other folk in between.
As Blood Stereo they reappropriate strategies from the avant-garde (music concrete, sound poetry, field recording etc) and utilise them in a DIY context to create dark, foreboding soundscapes peppered with primal, wordless vocalisation and cracked electronics. 

http://www.chocolatemonk.co.uk/blood_stereo.htm
http://bloodstereo.bandcamp.com/

Usurper

Ali Robertson and Malcy Duff are the brothers Usurper and have been producing their wilfully weird ass and largely unpopular (their words) work for the past decade. Armed with a table of assorted objects and half functioning ‘instruments’ the pair gurgle, splutter and creak their way around globs of metallic clatter to create an aural logic with a keen sense of the surreal and it’s own comic timing. Strap in.

http://duffandrobertson.tumblr.com/
http://duffandrobertson.bandcamp.com/

Duncan Harrison/Tom Roberts Duo

Both these chaps have separate histories of coughing up all kinds of sonic head scratch. Roberts as The Infinite Gaah and part of Brighton based free improv jokers Bolide Awkwardstra and Harrison as, errr, Duncan Harrison mostly. What happens when they fuse perfectly like two halves of a manky Kinder Egg? Beats me but anything from mangled improv voice, tape based concrete wobble, bleak drones and beyond might pop out of that little yellow plastic case.


http://duncan-harrison.blogspot.co.uk/
http://duncanharrison.bandcamp.com/

Ian Watson

As well as being a dab hand with a pen (see poster for this event), Watson is also mainstay of the Cardiff music scene whether playing solo or previously as part of The Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain. Through the mis-use and abuse of a variety of off the shelf consumer electronics and mysterious homemade devices Watson conjures up a decaying aural mulch that may well be the death rattle of some long forgotten circuitry.

http://uhohwatson.com/
http://ianwatson.bandcamp.com/

Tickets £5 in advance and…£5 on the door. But advance tickets get a hand screened gig poster totally free (to be collected on the door).

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blood-stereo-usurper-duncan-harrison-tom-roberts-duo-ian-watson-tickets-12295872285

I’m taking part in this on the Monday, 30th June in Nottingham. Come along, do! 

I’m taking part in this on the Monday, 30th June in Nottingham. Come along, do! 

These chaotic ‘Psychic Attack’ A3 Screenprints are now up for grabs at £20 each. 

I’m selling them to fund travel and accommodation for a couple of upcoming gigs (end of June/beginning of July).

The prints were made as an exercise to clear my head in- between drawings and were layered randomly on whatever paper I had to hand at the time, printed and then embellished with ink outlines here and there.
They are generally one-offs although there maybe a couple which are marked out of an edition of 3.

The original images for each colour layer were applied directly to the silk screen by painting onto the screen, blocking it out and then printing - rather than photographically transferring the imagery.

Email me or contact me on Facebook or Twitter to arrange sales/delivery.
I also have A3 sized Riso and Giclee prints available at the Psychic Attack Shoppe.

chameleonic:

@uhohwatson / swefn rocking skate feedback @spitandsawdustskatepark May 2014

chameleonic:

@uhohwatson / swefn rocking skate feedback @spitandsawdustskatepark May 2014

I will be performing at Spit & Sawdust this afternoon at 4pm.
The set will be improvised electronics fuelled by tape recordings of the skatepark - file under sonic art/field recording/noise/accidental ambience/blah.
Facebook event page here

I will be performing at Spit & Sawdust this afternoon at 4pm.

The set will be improvised electronics fuelled by tape recordings of the skatepark - file under sonic art/field recording/noise/accidental ambience/blah.

Facebook event page here

The story so far Pt.6: href=”http://ianwatson.bandcamp.com/album/pylons-spires”>Pylons & Spires by swefn