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Masayoshi Urabe portrait in black and white
17 October 2004
The Arches

Masayoshi Urabe

Masayoshi Urabe

Tormented and drawn-out high-pitched yelps and drones, all interleaved with periods of torpid silence.

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Vajra : Kan Mikami & Keiji Haino on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches

Vajra

Kan Mikami Keiji Haino Toshiaki Ishizuka

Vajra are a Japanese psychedelic rock supergroup, hewn from the collective consciousness of Fushitsusha’s Keiji Haino, folk radical Kan Mikami and percussionist Toshiaki Ishitsuka.

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William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

William Basinski

William Basinski

Improvising using nothing so much as the passage of time as his instrument, Basinski creates works of great melancholic depth and fragile beauty.

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Richard Youngs standing with a microphone at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
The Arches

Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs

One of the most incessantly experimental musicians in the UK, Youngs’ aesthetic is entirely unique, never really part of any scene [whilst influencing many], steadfastly unafraid and honest

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Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

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Ben Chasney standing against a wall in a t shirt
16 October 2004
The Arches

Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance

Pitching Fahey inspired, eastern-infused folk vibrations, sad elliptical drones and oracle chants into one kaleidoscopic sound.

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13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Opaque

Opaque

Glasgow. Low-end drone guitarage army in praise of the open chord.

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13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Una MacGlone, Peter Nicholson & Aileen Campbell

Aileen Campbell Peter Nicholson Una MacGlone

Glasgow. Free-playing quartet of bass/ cello/ voice from The Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra and Age Of Wire & String.

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13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Edinburgh. Cask-strength electrohypnol and shroom damaged folk croonings by Lapsed Electronics empire builder.

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12 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – FRU

Fordell Research Unit

Edinburgh. Beer and smoke befuddled drone/ deadly efforts by Pjorn72 kingpin.

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