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Posts tagged Benbecula

Jan 15
Every (rain)cloud has a silver lining. Ian Humberstone has unfortunately had to pull out of the next Pendulum Man Concerts gig with Rob. St John - but his replacement is a man of ethereal brilliance and was a  mainstay of the superb (and much missed) Benbecula Records. The Skinny  reviewed him thus - “If you like the clicks, decay, silences  and surface noise of music then Benbecula have something truly special  for you. Cheer creates a faultless balance of textures in his sound,  utilising gentle plucked guitar, counter-pointed with what sounds like  the dying milliseconds of feedback looped over and over. But equally  important to the pieces is that he employs a similar ethos to the likes  of minimal techno godhead Ricardo Villalobos or artists on the sadly  defunct Mille Plateaux label; on the surface, it may seem like ‘simple’  repetition - in this case of his treated guitar - but listen deeper and  there is a turbulent mix of crackles, drones and pulses that becomes  infinitely absorbing. On listening, you’ll suddenly become aware, 3  tracks in, that you’ve stopped what it is you are doing, and that you’re  sitting very very still in order to hear every last minute sound.  Microscopically brilliant.”
Facebook event is here.
Advance tickets, with an accompanying download EP updated with an exclusive new demo from Cheer, are here.
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Every (rain)cloud has a silver lining. Ian Humberstone has unfortunately had to pull out of the next Pendulum Man Concerts gig with Rob. St John - but his replacement is a man of ethereal brilliance and was a mainstay of the superb (and much missed) Benbecula Records. The Skinny reviewed him thus -

“If you like the clicks, decay, silences and surface noise of music then Benbecula have something truly special for you. Cheer creates a faultless balance of textures in his sound, utilising gentle plucked guitar, counter-pointed with what sounds like the dying milliseconds of feedback looped over and over. But equally important to the pieces is that he employs a similar ethos to the likes of minimal techno godhead Ricardo Villalobos or artists on the sadly defunct Mille Plateaux label; on the surface, it may seem like ‘simple’ repetition - in this case of his treated guitar - but listen deeper and there is a turbulent mix of crackles, drones and pulses that becomes infinitely absorbing. On listening, you’ll suddenly become aware, 3 tracks in, that you’ve stopped what it is you are doing, and that you’re sitting very very still in order to hear every last minute sound. Microscopically brilliant.”

Facebook event is here.

Advance tickets, with an accompanying download EP updated with an exclusive new demo from Cheer, are here.

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