Friday Night Weird Dreams #16

Friday 7th August marked the return of Friday Night Weird Dreams, our improvised, and until recently, prolific group that is largely based on improvised sessions that change direction and members with each recording. It had been 10 months since we released a session, with life, a pandemic and other things getting in our way.

It was nice to get together, abeit tricky with the pandemic precautions that a playing band needs to take in an enclosed space. Both Matt and I have evolved our setup to take in more modular equipment of late, and this is evident in the session. The picture above shows the equipment I played for the session, largely using the turntable to set the clock for the performances (sent to Matt’s synths too) and triggering samples based on a range of themes, radio, American preachers, allsorts to be honest. My modular has two samplers of sorts, in addition to the usual SP404. That morning the postman delivered a second Korg SQ1 which also drove a lot of the cv sequences we needed. Anyway, have a listen, we really enjoyed being back in the studio despite the obvious restictions.

https://fridaynightweirddreams.bandcamp.com/album/16-roll-your-own-octocouplers

Published by Prrk Industries Sound Enthusiasts

Producer and multi-instrumentalist in a range of Portsmouth based bands, from shouting for noise oiks Flybums, samples and conducting for the improvised Friday Night Weird Dreams, drums for riff orientated instrumental band Aeroplane Attack, one third of the abstract spoken word/sound project The Vulture is a Patient Bird, and a solo artist for a range of sound projects covering a multitude of genres. Designer and presenter for Prrk Industries, an online research platform for electronic sound experiments, circuit bending and sonic exploration, encouraging DIY building and modifying of devices and the repurposing of discarded media and products.

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