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When: 8pm on Tuesday 16 October 2012
Where: Kraak, off Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB

We’re delighted to be working with Dylan Carlson of Earth.

Dylan Carlson is the lead guitarist and lead singer of drone group Earth. Carlson was born in Seattle, Washington and had first become interested in being a rock musician at age 15, inspired by bands such as Molly Hatchet, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. He also cites The Melvins and composers La Monte Young and Terry Riley as major influences on his music. It was in Olympia, Washington that he met Slim Moon, Greg Babior, Dave Harwell and Joe Preston, with whom he would later form Earth. From 1991 to 1996, Earth had an ever-changing lineup. During this time, he would often make ‘sonic collages’ with his then roommate Kurt Cobain.

Combining field recordings with classic Scottish and English ballads about human/fairy encounters, Carlson’s first solo outing is a journey through his personal and cultural past, embracing music, folklore, the occult dimension and history. This promises to be a very special show indeed.

Support comes from Jon Collin, a High Peak-based guitar player who is one half of Whole Voyald Infinite Light, Vampire Blues and Serfs, and also runs the label Winebox Press. His expressionistic, minimal guitar playing is reminiscent of electric period John Fahey, Dead Man-period Neil Young, and Loren Mazzacane Connors. He has released a number of records and tapes on labels such as Singing Knives, Blackest Rainbow, Lotus Birth and Cabin Floor Esoterica.

Completing the bill is experimental musician, performer and composer Danny Saul. Aside from his solo work, Danny’s involvement in a variety of projects over the past few years have included an ongoing improvisational partnership with Greg Haines (working under the name Liondialer), and a number of collaborations and live performances with notable contemporary experimental musicians, including Ben Frost (performing Music for 6 Guitars at Iceland Airwaves 2007), Machinefabriek, Jasper TX, Xela and Simon Scott. Danny has played in the UK, Europe, the US and most recently Tokyo, where he performed an improvised laptop/acoustic guitar and voice set, to visuals by video artist Shimada Ryohei (Four Spectacles). He runs the experimental label White Box Recordings, and has to date released two solo albums, Harsh, Final. (White Box, 2009), and Kinison – Goldthwait (Hibernate Recordings, 2010).

Kraak is a performance and exhibition space in the Northern Quarter. It’s down a cobbled street, just behind Fit To Dance off Stevenson Square.

This show is a co-promotion with One Inch Badge.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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