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8th March - Bollocks To Cancer: Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham
24th April - Insurgent Souls: Tamesis Dock, London
Creating organic-electronic music to daydream and dance to.
Brought together by a shared love of frenetic dance energy, guitars and glam-dysfunction, it was during a lunar eclipse that GazCloud and Owlin Sanna first discovered a shared mysticism and adoration of melodic synth exploration. A desire to explore similar passions in a city which never sleeps had brought them both to London from their respective homes of Devon and Dublin. It was the best decision either of them had ever made.
The decision to start working together musically was an easy one. Gaz had been on the London scene for years, working as a resident DJ at Jet Black and Bleached at Electrowerkz, and hosting Pink Flamingo in Manchester’s URBIS Centre, as well as playing guest slots at the likes of Sankeys and Stay Beautiful. Gaz had also had a string of success playing bass, violin and keys with Marinetti, Villette and Patricide. Back in Dublin Owlin DJ’d at a variety of nights under the name 'Glitternova' whilst creating gentle melodic guitar sounds under the moniker Altesleben. Not comfortable with the tag “musician" Owlin prefers to refer to herself as something of a sonic-manipulator due to an unconventional manner of playing and recording. Together, they came fourth in the Glade 2011 Homegrown DJ competition with an innovative 30-minute mix (which you can check out on their mixcloud www.mixcloud.com/cloudandgirl).
Citing a long list of influences from Tangerine Dream, Sasha & Digweed, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and System 7 through to Robert Anton Wilson, Haruki Murakami, Doctor Who, Shulgin and the sunrise sky, Cloud and Owl seek to make music wrought with the beauty and chaos of nature with a blend of rhythmic beats and ethereal sounds.
Star-music. Earth-music. Sounds to get lost in.