Wayside & Woodland, the DIY label set up by Rob Glover and Ben Holton from Epic45, is branching out into live promotion. They’re bringing together some wonderfully unusual electronic and ambient artists from the US and Europe to The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on 1st July.
Headlining the event will be Svarte Greiner, also known as Erik K. Skodvin, one half of Norwegian ambient duo Deaf Center. Support comes from Seattle’s The Sight Below, whose melodic ambient compositions show a real understanding of minimalist techno, with his album Glider popping up on Radiohead’s ‘top ten’ playlist. The line-up is rounded out by ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott, whose dimly-lit soundscapes feature rays of melodic harmony disturbed by apocalyptic rhythms.
The evening will also feature DJ sets by Epic45 and Xela. A set by Epic is always a showcase of the sublime and esoteric well worth catching: Rob will also guest DJ at the next Perfect Sound Forever on 14 June.
We’re planning to collaborate with Wayside & Woodland on something big in the Autumn; it’s still at the excitable brainstorming stage but as soon as we’ve fleshed it out we’ll post up details here.
Incidentally, the illustration on the poster above is by our own James Nash, while Colour provided the typesetting and layout.
Video: Svarte Greiner Live
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