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DAS RAD / freelake

Thursday 27th September 2018

The Circuit is a rolling residency around four towns organised by musicians based in Todmorden, Leeds, Sheffield & Derby. As part of their Autumn tour they will be visiting Bishops' House

DAS RAD is a trio consisting of:

Nick Robinson
A former member of Sheffield bands as diverse as Typhoon Saturday, Dig Vis Drill, They Must Be Russians and the Comsat Angels, Nick has for many years offered a range of soundscapes and other looping guitar pieces. Using just the guitar and a laptop, he takes you via the power of improvisation to distant planets. Nick most recent release is "Cotyledon" with his "Lost Garden" duo.

Martin Archer
Following an early career with 1980s jazz punk pell mellers Bass Tone Trap, followed by the fondly remembered and widely gigged Hornweb Sax Quartet, Martin disappeared into the recording studio for 15 years in 1994, from where he produced a series of highly acclaimed albums for his own Discus imprint. In recent years, as well as forging a several album creative partnership with veteran vocalist Julie Tippetts, Martin currently works with avant rock groups Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere and Combat Astronomy, 35 voice experimental music choir Juxtavoices,and most recently ten piece jazz group Engine Room Favourites, in which Martin revisits his AACM roots.

Steve Dinsdale
Steve Dinsdale plays keyboards and drums in the leading British electronic trio Radio Massacre International, who have released a plethora of albums over the last 20 years and played concerts in both Europe and America. He is also a member of Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere and Engine Room Favourites, and has several solo albums to his name.

Broadly inspired by the Krautrck and related improvisational electronic music genres, this gig will be the first following the release of the group's debut CD.


Freelake - Instrumental experiments in a wide sonic landscape exploring the possibilities of electronics, rhythm and sounds with live playing and improvisation. This solo project by 'frostlake' takes a cross genre journey using Ableton,Korg analogue synthesizers and Wave-drum with electro-acoustic instruments eg. bowed bass guitar, Celtic harp, Lute harp. The results are an eclectic mix of transforming atmosphere and melody, taking surprising directions. 'frostlake' is a spectral psych-folk artist, having released an album White Moon, Black Moon on Discus Music. She is a core member of Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere and performs with Juxtavoices.

£5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the door

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