On Friday 4th April we’ll be celebrating the release of two new records on Not Applicable with performances by both groups upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon. The night will start at 8pm and you can find further details here.
Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie – This exciting trio features three of the UK’s most sought after musicians, Tom Arthurs, Jasper Høiby and Stuart Ritchie. All have their own separate projects but came together as Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie in 2005. Their debut album, explications is simply one stage of what promises to be an exhilarating and ongoing journey for this fearsome trio.
“If there was ever any question that trumpeter Tom Arthurs was a world-class talent, then Explications leaves us in no doubt” Jazzwise
“tough discipline handled with verve and intelligence, most exciting record of the season.” Jazz Review
Lothar Ohlmeier / Isambard Khroustaliov – One of the most insightful and thought provoking electro-acousic duos to have appeared over the last few years, their debut release is the culmination of 3 years spent exploring the realms of improvised music and live electronics.
“Probably the most fascinating project since the London Sinfonietta interpreted the works of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, 9/10” Rock Sound
“The level of symbiosis between the two musicians is such that the boundaries of their respective interactions is at times blurred, but even when the roles are clearly defined, the work remains dense, coherent, and of very high standard, making this record an unmissable experience. Album of the month.” The Milk Factory
“On the opening Haze, the bass clarinet is completely hidden, to begin, obscured by sonic transformation, frosted twists and clinging gauze-tones, with reed-matter gradually peeking through as the piece progresses. It’s a slow motion growth, with clicks and breath-wheezes magnified for a massive sound-stage. This music is always aurally compelling, but also has bonus aspects within the realms of tactile sensation and visual fantasy.” BBC
“Any notion of this as an intellectual exercise is offset by the same impish playfulness which characterises Britton’s releases with Icarus.” Mapsadaisical
“Excellent, like discovering new life in the back garden.” Plan B Magazine
You can purchase both records through their dedicated release pages:
Further concert Details can be found here:
On Wednesday 12th March @ 8pm, Isambard Khroustaliov will be providing accompaniment to a short film by Martin Hampton that presents a portrait of the hidden worlds found in and around the Lea Valley, part of which forms the future site of London’s Olympic games. Also performing that evening are Nos Phillipé, Paul Abbot and Mark Fletcher. The night is curated by our friend Olivier Rodriguez who runs Small But Perfectly Formed and will be hosted downstairs at the Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3JL, Old Street tube (exit3).