Yes Blythe uses cassette tapes and guitar pedals to create dark soundscapes; cavernous drones with underlying melodies. Playing at Café OTO in London tonight as part of the Sacred Tapes label night. Sacred Tapes at Cafe Oto. Café OTO · London, United Kingdom. Listen: exclusive Sacred Tapes recording – live set by Yes Blythe, Swaggerjack, and John Powell-Jones at Salford's Islington Mill. 21 February 2015 ·. Yes Blythe gig tonight at Islington Mill. CHARLES HAYWARD: Anonymous Bash + ABYSS: an exhibition by John Powell Jones. Islington Mill · City of Salford, United Kingdom.
Real Name: John Powell-Jones. Abyss (Cass, Album, Ltd, C40). Sacred Tapes (2), Sacred Tapes (2). SAC012,
Another live tape from the Sacred Tapes showcase night at Cafe Oto back in July 2015, this time the Yes ohn Powell-Jones cross over set. Not the first performance in this style, Callum Higgins (Yes Blythe) and John Powell-Jones who perform together as Swaggerjack combined the three distinct styles into one set, opening with a solo performance by Yes Blythe who after a short time is joined on stage by John Powell-Jones to transition the piece without a break into a swaggerjack performance, and with another. seamless transition he is left on his own to perform solo.
More recent live excursions from Sacred Tapes Cafe OTO showcase, composed of two long form pieces these tracks really show the breadth of the Sacred Tapes collective sound. Moving between avant-garde jazz and more folk rooted compositions to washes of noise and forays into more obscure territories. With the sounds evolving into so many different worlds, the closest reference points we can think of would be the post-punk experimentalism of This Heat Health and Efficiency era, but still no one sounds quite like these guys. 1 Void 42:46 Yes Blythe, Swaggerjack, John Powell-Jones
Swaggerjack is the duo of label head Callum Higgins and John Powell-Jones. With two albums to date both released on Sacred Tapes, Swaggerjack are currently the second act to be taking part in the Samarbeta music residency series. For this residency the duo spent a week in isolation writing and recording a new album from scratch of which only one copy is being made and will be archived in the British Library Sound Archive. Both members of Swaggerjack record and perform as solo acts, Higgins as Yes Blythe and John Powell-Jones under his own name. The crossover set was originally conceived for an event at an exhibition of Powell-Jones Illustration work and encompasses a seamless progression from one act to the other.
Swaggerjack is the duo of label head Callum Higgins and John Powell-Jones.
Yes Blythe uses cassette tapes and guitar pedals to create dark soundscapes; cavernous drone with underlying melodies. Keep The Faith out now on istBootleg. Heres a new video for a track taken from the new Swaggerjack record.
John Powell-Jones is a screenprinter and illustrator who also records for the label. Among other collaborations with those in and around the Salford and Manchester DIY scene, Higgins and Powell-Jones work together as Swaggerjack. As part of Powell-Jones's recent exhibition of new illustration work, Abyss, at Islington Mill, the duo played a continuous set segueing their individual solo performances with a crossover passage as Swaggerjack in between.
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