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James GreenWow! A fantastic return to regather for a good friend of the venue, and this time with a new release to showcase!!!Donkey Jukebox was initially conceived as part of an art installation in Sheffield in 2014. James built a donkey-world inside the snug bar of a pub, which included prints, 200 wooden donkeys, a straw floor and a donkey 'jukebox'.Following the event, James worked further on the 'jukebox', now intended as a fully-fledged companion to his 'donkey world' prints. The interest in donkeys started just as a way of championing the (sometimes undervalued) beasts, and has turned into an intensive creative channel for James' artwork.The music was created using mostly a harmoniflute (19 th century French lap organ) and a loop machine. James made loops of differing lengths and built them into pieces that never repeat themselves.
This is James' second solo album, the first being 'Tempers' (Early Winter Recordings, 2004). He recently collaborated with Alasdair Roberts on the 'Plaint Of Lapwing' LP (Clay Pipe Music, 2016) and is the founder and leader of 'The Big Eyes Family Players' who have released seven albums, most recently 'Oh!' (Home Assembly Music, 2016).
Outside of music, James is an artist/printmaker and works primarily in linocut and screen-print.
For the show he will be accompanied by Mark Armstrong (who mixed the album), and the music will be alongside a donkey animation film made in collaboration with Finger Industries. In short, the project is James' attempt to combine his art/print and musical endeavours, for the first time.
West Yorkshire based solo electric guitarist Dean McPhee plays a Fender Telecaster through a valve amp and effects pedals, combining clean, chiming melodic lines with deep layers of decaying delay and cavernous echo. A self taught musician, Dean has developed a unique style of playing which draws together influences from British Folk, Dub, Kosmische, Post Rock, Mali Blues and Modal Jazz. His releases on the Blast First Petite, Folklore Tapes, Hood Faire and World in Winter labels have been critically acclaimed by The Wire Magazine, Uncut Magazine, Record Collector Magazine, MOJO Magazine, Music OMH, Dusted Magazine, Brainwashed, The Out Door, Drowned in Sound and The Quietus amongst others.
Pefkin is Gayle Brogan of Scottish psych-pop duo Electroscope and more recently Barrett's Dottled Beauty Purveyor of liminal and crepuscular sounds rooted in landscape and natural phenomena!
With numerous releases including Reverb Worship, Morc tapes and Sheffield's own Sonido Polifonico … imagine if Joe Meek had crossed
paths with Grouper……