Pendulum Man

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Posts tagged Matthew Collings

Dec 18

Top 20 Albums of 2012 - 10

Matthew Collings - Splintered Instruments

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Alright, alright, so the only place you could buy the fucking thing was at the album launch shows in November. Alright, alright, alright, so I first heard the buggering thing well over a year and a half ago. ALRIGHT, I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT THE ARTWORK IS.

Although Splintered Instruments is obviously eclipsed by Collings’ stellar work in the borderline-genius sonic trailblazers Convex Mancave, whose superlative Dance of the Mancavettes EP stole the show entirely in 2012, it contains musical elements favourable to me. These include swirling shoegaze guitar, gigantic-sounding compressed, No-Lite No Sound-esque drums, and lava-like flows of glacial Icelandicness.

In a rare burst of sincerity for today, let me just say that the talented bugger has created a wonderful, wonderful record, and if you miss it you’re insane. That’s if you ever get a chance to get your hands on a bleeding copy…

Listen to Routine here.


Oct 2
This is going to be so good that I forgot to put ‘Pendulum Man Concerts present:’ on the poster. How groovy is that?

This is going to be so good that I forgot to put ‘Pendulum Man Concerts present:’ on the poster. How groovy is that?


Apr 11
Tonight!!
Last chance to get the download EP with cheaper tickets too… Here.
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Tonight!!

Last chance to get the download EP with cheaper tickets too… Here.

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Mar 21

Guilt

Review of Matt’s soundtrack for ‘Guilt’ on The Muse In Music, in which Convex Mancave are joyously described as “a rambunctious, ultra-modern interpretation of noise and processing.”

Excellent.

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Mar 20

Preview of Matt Collings’ awesome soundtrack for Hákon Palsson’s film ‘Guilt’. Pic above is me, Matt and Lorcan Doherty performing it in February in Glasgow.

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Mar 3
Matt at the exceptionally busy Third Door tonight.
Pretty pissed at the moment.
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Matt at the exceptionally busy Third Door tonight.

Pretty pissed at the moment.

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Feb 11
With Matt Collings, Glasgow Short Film Festival, 9th February 2012
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With Matt Collings, Glasgow Short Film Festival, 9th February 2012

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Feb 9

TONIGHT!!!!!

Matt plays the opening night of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, with an all-star backing troupe of Lorcan from Meursault and some annoying blogger.

Come come come.

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Jan 30

Fluid Radio - Convex Mancave… A Closer Study

We’ve been interviewed on the stellar Fluid Radio. I still can’t quite believe it.

"Before it is anything, music is the transmission of a signal. A spectrum comes into view, with no signal on one end, and random, rhythmless bits of indecipherable signal on the other. Dead silence and harsh, white noise. John Cage has already determined our limits in respect to the silence: four minutes, 33 seconds. The jury is still out on the other end of the spectrum, and you have to admire those who are doing the research, putting in the hours. Atomic Blonde In E is not exactly “raw, raging, directionless noise,” although it certainly has its moments. And where Big In Mogadishu is decidedly more melodic, it tests our boundaries all the same. We can only guess what comes next.”

Read the whole piece here.

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Jan 25

FatMatt

Matt’s on the FatCat Demo Player. Rejoice!

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