A Few Words…

Juno Plus kindly featured the new Alien Jams release on their site…

Alien Jams has been a mainstay on Dalston’s NTS radio station since 2011 with a focus on sonic obscurities and digging deep into early electronics, while also showcasing present day experimentation that makes for consistently compelling listening. Hosted by occasional Juno Plus contributor Chloe Frieda, Alien Jams has gradually expanded its remit to include events, with Karen Gwyer, Joane Skyler and Shelley Parker amongst previous performers with a Ekoplekz gig at Café Oto slated for early next month.

Now plans for an Alien Jams record label have been revealed, with the honour of the debut release on the imprint falling to oMMM, the self-styled ‘bedcore’ project of Lancastrian musician Edmund Davie, who has been developing a ramshackle take on space-pop built out of freaky synths, four-track tapes and old drum machines over the course of the past decade. Entitled Parallel Lines Converge, the six track album is described on the accompanying press release as ”a vast expanse of sonic no-man’s land, all the while teetering on the brink of madness.” Interested parties can get an idea of what to expect with album track “Continuum” streaming below, whilst the whole LP can be previewed at the Alien Jams Bandcamp.



oMMM Album Launch Party with Cherrystones and Debonair

Upcoming! A night of experimental electronics to celebrate the Album Launch of oMMM’s Parallel Lines Converge, a vinyl release due out in May on the new Alien Jams label. Cherrystones will be joining the festivities with a special live set, while Debonair (NTS) and Alien Jams djs will be playing their favourite records.

oMMM cherrystones poster


Edmund Davie’s oMMM project ventures yet deeper into the murky realms of cassette experimentation, with his latest release, Parallel Lines Converge. Cassette collage and drum machine rhythms are channeled through a trusty four track, sounds that seem to belong to some distant cosmological order. Noise synths and casiotone are drenched in tape hiss, rising to intoxicating proportions, adding yet another hazy veil to oMMM’s work. With as much attention paid to eerily buzzing soundscapes as overloaded drum sequences, Parallel Lines Converge navigates a vast expanse of sonic no-man’s land, all the while teetering on the brink of madness.



Where to start? Cherrystones has built a reputation for his DJing abilities along with expert music knowledge and production intuition, and he has also released his own music on labels like Brutal Music and (as Godsy) on Whatever We Want. Expect a set tailor made for the night, perhaps less drum- led than some of his previous work, though still rhythmically inclined. The set will partly rely on improvisation, an audiovisual performance embracing fluid textures that overlap correlated colours and washes.


DEBONAIR (NTS/ Linear Space)-

“Debi Ghose connects the musical dots, with a particular fetish for post-punk, techno and vintage electronica.” Her excellent radio show has become a staple on NTS, with consistent selections, and past guest mixes from Astro.Dynamics, Scott Wilson and Night School Records. Among her various dj appearances, Debonair also takes part in a monthly Linear Space residency alongside Alien Jams.


ALIEN JAMS- https://soundcloud.com/alien-jams

£4 advance /£5 door


Ekoplekz and Brood Ma gig at Cafe Oto

Ekoplekz site












Over the past couple months, Gabriel Humberstone and I have been working on an upcoming gig at London’s Cafe Oto.  It will be on May 9th, so hope you can make it!

Brood Ma
Cafe Oto
£8 adv/ £10 door

Advance tickets available here-http://www.wegottickets.com/event/268446


Over the last five years and spanning thirty plus releases on labels including Punch Drunk, Editions Mego, Public Information, and most recently Planet Mu, Nick Edwards’ Ekoplekz project has developed a unique sound drawing on dub, early 90s Warp, noise and early electronics. These influences are combined with a dedication to analog electronics and diy instrumentation, bringing a rawness and immediacy to his sound and performances. In the early 2000s, Edwards authored the Gutterbreakz blog, which provided a space of critical discussion central to Bristol’s burgeoning dubstep and electronic scene. The website is now an archive, the last post simply declaring ‘the place where shit used to happen.’

Alongside his solo work, Nick has been active in a number of collaborations including Ekoclef (with Bass Clef) and eMMplekz (with Barron Mordant). His most recent release, Unfidelity, pushes his earlier explorations into a more rhythmical and melodic territory, though retaining the damp, melancholy doom laden sound that he has become known for.



Brood Ma is the musical alias of artist James B Stringer. Brood Ma is a fractured, cybergothic nexus of tropes from weird literature, dystopian rave and high technology, presented in longform performances and recordings that resemble crisis scenarios as much as electronic mixes. The music tends to be oppressively psychedelic, evoking fourth-world entropy, embattled tax-havens, and the aesthetics of simulated combat. His record F I S S I O N is available from Mantle records, and his forthcoming records will be released on Quantum Natives.

http://mantile.blogspot.co.uk/ http://quantumnatives.com/