Legion Of Swine
Leeds-based Legion of Swine exist to remind the public of power, greed, terror, hypocrisy, war, lies and non-democracy. All via the strength of a C90 tape, a 4 track tape recorder and no-input mixers.
More experimental noises. Not necessarily in this order.
++ £3 suggested donation please to help with upkeep of the venue and touring artists' costs (no-one will be turned away due to lack of funds — all donations welcome) ++
++ Raeppen: Shamanic, Sami influenced drones and rhythms from a nomadic traveller.
++ Legion of Swine: LEGION OF SWINE from Leeds works with drones, field recordings, noise samples and loops. Speech fragments are taken from news reels, reconstructed to make samples for decomposing social phenomena, to make them, visible, audible. Where Public Enemy understood themselves as Black CNN, LEGION OF SWINE can be understood as a Live Noise Blog, that formulates the discomforts and isolation that construct society. The collapsing of relations and the violence that forces this unease is put into sound as well as the reflection of the negativity these conditions create. The times of agitprop punk are long gone – the critic and the negation of hegemonic relations become noise, distortion, toxic in LEGION OF SWINE. No instruction, but cracks open up and traces are set – Fight the Power, somehow!
Legion of Swine has performed in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.
++ Orlando Ferguson: Taking the name of the 19th Century author of a particularly fine 'flat earth' map, Orlando Ferguson construct longform pieces from a variety of instrumentation: "FOR FANS OF BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP STYLE SPACE NOISE! ... They basically sound like something between the ever-looping whitenoise roar of post-apocalyptic radio static and the long-lost instrumental beds of some creeped-out 60s British black and white sci-fi series soundtrack. Like the Tardis taking off - IN YOUR BRAIN. Every track is like an hour long or whatever.Truthfully, it's ridiculous how great their stuff is."
++ Lorenzo Abattoir | (aka Nascitari)_Italian based sound engineer & noise artist since 2008, founder of several projects with various international noise artists. He works as a solo artist or with the electroacoustic collective Mare di Dirac in which realized ritualistic performances with the use of field recording, microsound and unconventional musical instruments with the natural sound effects of various locations. He has published some releases as Nascitari & Mare di Dirac (Greytone records) and several live session in Europe & United States | Lorenzo start a new collaboration in 2013 called “Psicopompo” with the german composer Hermann Koop, who created soundtracks of Jorg Buttgereit’s movies (Nekromantic / Dertodesking).
++ Clive Henry has been actively pursuing sound for over twenty years. whilst he has done this in bands and looser groupings, his solo work has seen him pick an untutored route through “noise” and associated areas. his work has often been autobiographical, with recurring themes and ideas including: dissonance, the process of decay, and the human body as instrument. recent recorded work has concentrated on noise textures and “harsh noise walls”, as well as pieces more clearly akin to musique concrete; whilst live performances have utilised vocal work and a commitment to physicality and tension. his formative experiences in music occurred within the DIY punk/hardcore scene and the values of this community continue to inform his musical activities and beliefs. he was a founder member of the Bang The Bore collective, who have organised gigs and occurrences around the uk. he has played across europe and the us, and been heard on radio 1. he lives alone in southampton, with no friends but hundreds of noise tapes which all sound the same. He dislikes writing short bios.