Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for: GORDON ASHWORTH, BOHREN DER CLUB OF GORE and

Availability: May and June 2014
Territory: Europe

Availability: 2nd April 2014
Territory: Belgium

Availability: 14th March
Territory: Belgium

WAY THROUGH are Claire Titley and Christopher Tipton, a pastoral punk duo
originally from Shropshire, now residing in London. Informed by the field
as much as the flyover, Way Through write songs which phase in and out
with guitar, tapes, damaged drums and vocals. Using wrong-footed
repetition, rapid interplay and free-looping happenstance the band create
a ragged yet intuitive tapestry of sound. Way Through’s critically
received debut, ‘Arrow Shower’ was released on Upset The Rhythm in 2011,
its songs walked the streets of market towns and focussed on how personal
experience affects our perception of a shared landscape, haunted by inward
territories. They then followed up their album with a deep map of East
London’s Bethnal Green, captured in text, photographs and music, which
WIRE described in an interview with the band as “a guided walk through the
mythologised outposts of ordinariness… a project rich in topographical
lore”. The Quietus added that Way Through “document and create another
version of place that somehow seeps into the space between reality and
urban fantasy”.

Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim
an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys),
Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass).
They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an
“unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down
tuned Autopsy sounds”. Over the years they have continously reduced and
compressed their music to extremes.

Originally, the members of Bohren, who were school friends, started out
playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical
Diarrhoea in 1988. Driven by the idea of a more unique style of music,
they formed Bohren (German word for drilling) in 1992 to play, as they
called it, “doom ridden jazz music”. In 1993 the band released a 7-inch EP
for Suggestion Records. 1993 also saw the band expand their name to Bohren
& der Club of Gore, as a link to the Dutch instrumental band Gore, which
inspired Bohren to play instrumental music. 1994 followed the longplayers
Gore Motel and the double set Midnight Radio (1995), both on Epistrophy
Records, where Bohren introduced its musical vision between slow jazz-
ballads and doom-guitars.

Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Christoph Clöser, a
Cologne-based composer and musician in 1997, replacing the guitar with a
saxophone at the same time.The band released Sunset Mission (2000), a
“slow but nonetheless melodious blend of Saxophone, Fender Rhodes, Bass
and Drums” on the Hamburg-based label Wonder. 2002 Bohren released Black
Earth where the band tried to expand the possibilities of new avenues
explored in SUNSET Mission, followed by the subsequent conceptual CD
Geisterfaust (2005). GEISTERFAUST carries the principles of reduction and
compression to extremes and at the sametime it is a band- experiment in
new “tone colours” (Tuba, Bass-Trombone, Vibraphone, choir). Both CDs are
released on WONDER. In autumn 2008 the new CD Dolores appeared on the
Belgian label Pias.”With DOLORES Bohren’s habit of making music which
often makes the listener feel like he or she is stuck in some dark room in
which the oxygen is slowly and mercilessly being extracted has
changed.When listening to DOLORES, listeners are sure to get feeling that
– after all these years – the shutters are being raised, the windows
thrown open, fresh air and sunlight are flooding into the room. Quite by
chance, the most natural thing in the world, cool, crisp and brazen.�.
In 2009 Bohren released the 10-Minutes Track MITLEID LADY. The track was
Bohren’s contribution to the Latitude Serie of Southern Records. In the
style of John Peel’s legendary BBC – Sessions, the London-based label
Southern Records started with the Latitude – Series a similar project – it
invited bands to never-to-be repeated series of session –recordings in a
limited edition, recorded and mixed in one day in Southern’s London
Studios. MITLEID LADY was recorded in November 2007, because of contract
difficulties, it was released in autumn 2009.
On 22nd April, 2011 the last BOHREN –release so far appeared – BEILEID
(PIAS): Three pieces, 37 minutes of eventful uneventful music, including a
coverversion of WARLOCKS „ Catch my heart” from HELLBOUND, the band’s
second album from 1985 with young Doro Pesch on vocals. In the
BOHREN-Version it is guest – singer MIKE PATTON, who graced the song with
an unbelievable performance.

It's been a long, strange journey for Gordon Ashworth over the past few
years. The Portland, Oregon resident has played in over 20 countries and
released countless artifacts under his various solo guises: Concern,
Oscillating Innards, CAEN, and others. He is also a member of the
black/death metal band, Knelt Rote. After retiring Concern, however, a new
aural picture has taken shape. S.T.L.A. showcases Ashworth at his absolute
best, pressing dense compositions through a unique prism that straddles
the line between melodic and abstract. Elemental influences of folk music
as well as musique concrete and acousmatic works are audible within the
sprawling confines of S.T.L.A.

Thanks for reading this long message.

Enjoy your week-end.

I hope to hear from you soon.




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