“Point well struck between Kentucky doom gnarl and NYC jazz exactitude”
Dan Peck: tuba, Tom Blancarte: Uptight Bass, Brian Osborne: drums
Moving fluidly between freely improvised music and composition, their sound is an inhuman collection of snorts, groans, and demonic screams, described as “dark, plodding, and at times bleak” (All About Jazz). Tuba and bass combine to erode conventional notions of melody and harmony, marching to the rhythm of decaying ship hulls falling against each other, metal scraping against metal. Incomprehensible languages combine with layers of viscous noise to create a suffocating and unrelenting texture of doom.
Improvising saxophonist based in London.
Panagiotis Spoulos (Wham Jah, Reverse Mouth, also labelhead of Phase! in Greece), as Dead Gum, mainly uses guitar and voice through minimal effects to create instant songs, psychedelic collages and direct, stripped-down bursts. The music itself –partially improvised but fully psychographic– has anthropocentric characteristics and lo-fi character and flirts with punk, bedroom pop and analog noise.
COLIN WEBSTER, DEAD GUM, THE GATE