TOPH =(x) SLIP: Still House Plants & loads more: TOPH@WORKPLACE

8 December 2017
WORKPLACE GATESHEAD (SIDE DOOR ENTRANCE ON NELSON ST) £5 ENTRY BYOB 20:00 - 02:00 https://www.theoph.org/ http://www.slipimprint.co.uk/

TOPH =(x) SLIP:

 

 STILL HOUSE PLANTS

IMPOSSIBILITY KNOX

LAURIE TOMPKINS

MJ

DENTON, A(35)

TOM ROSE

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***TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN***


TOPH is bringing in SLIP; an imprint operating from London/Berlin, and now Newcastle, releasing exploratory work negotiating the fringes of new instrumental and electronic music.

STILL HOUSE PLANTS
Still House Plants are a three-piece collective based in Glasgow. Obscured melodies and minimal song structures are suffused with light and silence. Shambling rhythms, pulsing chords, and lilting vocals undulate sincerely between sound, space, and the haptic.

"The group’s consciously sparse use of their instruments within four simplistic repetitive songs is immensely satisfying, and the general tone is consistently soft and beautiful. To boot, it’s...all somehow bathed in glorious light rather than Glaswegian damp and grey. Experimental songwriting is very rarely this successful or approachable, save perhaps the likes of Robert Wyatt’s ‘Sea Song’ or perhaps more pertinently, the Velvet Underground’s ‘Heroin'." – The Quietus

stillhouseplants.info
glarc.net
https://glarc.bandcamp.com/album/still-house-plants-assemblages

IMPOSSIBILITY KNOX
Impossibility Knox started life as a talency agents emanating from out the seventies collecting voices ad infinitum in a rust-bubbled Qual-St tin. Until they realised talent is a myth and taste is of shit.
Now they are Odie Ji Ghast and Gwilly Edmondez marauding for loans, spurred on by their combined obsession with Sting and Elton, the music is vocals over the top but knitted up into a people of people-persons which house a number of prepared patterns that emanate from a criminal mentality but embrace all manner of groove-space party-ism too, endless collections of debris stored in A4 file envelopes. I’m also thinking of the deep freeze gig venue installation. It could be done very practically and simply: always have some gloves to collect the stuff and always have, say, 20 baggies into which to put things, then simply seal and keep ready for the ‘release.’ Cheapest and simplest option: to get Graham to show me how to use the photocopier to produce ready-stapled copies of booklets. Or find someone who can do it mechanically and cheap…

Impossibility Knox spew your ejax into folds of favourited lining; taffeta. They are currently applying for a bursary to re-enact Stanley Spencer portraits but with the bare noise marked by chemical incurrences that may or may not be hard.

http://felt-beak.tumblr.com/post/48366453028/impossibility-knox-breath-frottage-line

LAURIE TOMPKINS
Laurie Tompkins writes and performs playful, erratic music for instruments and electronics. Since 2014’s Handy, where he reimagined hillbilly banjo music with guitarist David Bainbridge from within a portable, battery-powered light installation by Dori Deng, he increasingly performs in his own work. Laurie has squealed his way through disruptive, desperate pieces at London’s Cafe Oto, Aarhus’ Radar, and regularly in smaller venues in Berlin and Manchester. He has also had commissions performed at the LSO Soundhub scheme in London and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
https://vimeo.com/166034784

MJ
Post-Tusk Fringe and with plenty more subwoofers, Letitia Pleiades wraps up her residency with TOPH with a blow out hybrid vocal-beat- dj set with Mariam.

DENTON, A(35)
25 minute breakdown cover.
Build up a profile, destroy reputation.

TOM ROSE
COMBATIVE SMOG in a vain fade inconsolable braid through recent collaboration with Beth Kettel - ‘The Mist of a Pessimist’, made for Zabludowicz Collection - full installation running until 17th December 2017: http://zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/zabludowicz-collection-invites-beth-kettel
Clips taken from visuals/video by Beth Kettel - ‘The Mist of a Pessimist’ (2017).
http://cargocollective.com/tomrose-tcr
 
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