Safe As Milk Festival

The people behind Newcaste’s well-loved Tusk Festival are branching out with a full-on holiday camp festival called “Safe As Milk” at Prestatyn Pontins 21-23rd April 2017 in North Wales and it has one hell of a line-up:

Shirley Collins, The Residents, Nurse With Wound, Omar Souleyman, This Is Not This Heat, Ulver, OOIOO, Grouper, Acrtress, Michael Rother, Gaika, Anna Meredith, Chrome, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, Hieroglyphic Being, Dopplereffekt, Islam Chipsy & Eek, Princess Nokia, Brainbombs, Ata Kak, Circle, Carla Dal Forno, Moot Mother & Horse Lords.

More are to be confirmed and all the holiday camp facilities will be available. More info at safeasmilkfestival.com/

Grouper to perform new collaboration in Leeds

Grouper new pic “Hypnosis Display” is a new commission from Portland based artist and musician Grouper (Liz Harris), with filmmaker Paul Clipson. For this new commission, she joins forces with 16mm filmmaker Paul Clipson to create a meditation on contemporary America in sound and image, as part of a series of American mythmaking in music, commissioned by Opera North Projects. Shifting her gaze outwards from a typically intensely personal approach to making music, this new 1hr 15 minute piece looks at the landscapes of American mythmaking including The West Coast, the worker, the city and the street.

It takes place at Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms on Thursday 5th June. Tickets are available here.

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan

Just in case you weren’t aware, Antiopic have put together a 64-track compilation album for download with 100% of the proceeds going to Japan.

The album includes contributions from Grouper, Stephan Mathieu, Akron/Family, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost, Grouper, James Blackshaw with Hush Arbors, Tom Carter, Rhys Chatham, both halves of Barn Owl (Evan Caminiti and Elm aka Jon Porras) and a whole lot more.

the album can be purchased (and every song can be previewed) here

Room 40 celebrate anniversary with big free comp

Australian label Room40 have decided to celebrate in style by giving away a 40-track compilation for free download.

Featuring the likes of Janek Schaefer, Scanner, Grouper, Ben Frost & Xiu Xiu, it’s really a bit essential.

You can download it off this link:
http://inventingzero.net/ten-download.html