Video: Suze Whaites

Music: Julia Reidy - excerpt from 'of neither' from 'brace, brace' [SLP046]

'brace, brace' is Julia Reidy’s soaring Slip return: a dread-tinged incantation unfurling from breath-down-the-neck field recordings, auto-murmured voice, synthetic hum, and irrepressible guitar kinetics.
Reidy's signature 12-string playing - precise, burrowing, rhapsodic - dominates the LP's outer cuts, framing a plaintive electric centre.
Blooms of arpeggiations and desolate strums re-inflect slow-moving pitch sequences; the music feels at once on fire and graceful, inevitable.
Perhaps most surprising is how organic 'brace, brace'’s expanded palette feels. Reidy's electronics are subtly eerie extensions, alien resonances of her playing, both embedding her instrument and making it somehow unreal.
This strange smear of body and apparition is neatly nailed in Reidy's sung-to-herself vocals, coaxed out and encroached upon by autotune.
Succeeding issues of her work by Feeding Tube and Room 40's A Guide To Saints, 'brace, brace' is a definitive statement from a blazing, restless talent.

'brace, brace' [SLP046] is available on vinyl LP and download from February 2019.

Mixed and recorded by Sam Slater. Mastered by Joe Talia. Artwork by Suze Whaites. Distributed by Boomkat.

LP + Download: © Slip 2019

Am 28.10.2018 traffen das Splitter Orchester und das ensemble mosaik im Radialsystem erstmalig aufeinander. Während das 2010 gegründete Splitter Orchester meist frei improvisierend im Kollektiv arbeitet, wirkt das ensemble mosaik häufig in dialogischen Prozessen an der Entstehung neuer (und notierter) Werke mit. Alwynne Pritchard hat gemeinsam mit drei Mitgliedern des Splitter Orchesters den Konzertabend «Public People» gestaltet, der die Gegensätze und unterschiedlichen Herangehensweisen der beiden Ensembles zum Ausgangpunkt der Zusammenarbeit macht. Wie nehmen die Klangkörper fremdes Material auf, ohne die eigene Identität, erarbeitete Strukturen und Strategien aufzugeben? Entstanden ist ein dynamisches, offenes "Produktionsfeld", das die zwei strukturell und ästhetisch verschiedenen Ensembles musikalisch zusammenführt und dabei den Qualitäten und Praktiken beider Klangkörper gerecht wird: Kompostion, Improvisation und die Grenzen zwischen interpreten-Ensemble und improvisierendem Orchester lösen sich auf...

Music by Julia Reidy

Video by Julia Reidy

from the album Beholder on A Guide To Saints (Room40)

Video by Liz Kosack

S P O I L E R 

has seen the future. using ancient musical instrument artefacts of the 20th/21st centuries, S P O I L E R is based between post-apocalyptic San Fransisco,

and the increasingly gentrified off-world human-constructed sanctuary: Evangelos, they are currently, via good old-fashioned time travel, temporarily residing in Berlin 2019

Brad Henkel - trumpet, FX

Julia Reidy - guitar

Liz Kosack - synth

Sam Hall - drums, electronics

Tennis of All Kinds - Elon Masquerade

Adam Pultz Melbye - sound
Julia Reidy - lights

Top Gallery Schillerpalais, August 2018.