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  1.  
    Well, it's been a while coming, but finally it is made...
  2.  
    That looks exciting if only for the fact that its been made using a Monotron. Trust me, its an amazing bit of kit, and even better value for money.
  3.  
    Ordered it on the 10th and it arrived today. TOUCH is always a fast service.
  4.  
    Well, how is it then ? Does it do what it says on the tin - is it coruscating, metallic, hard, structured chaos, loud ?

    Norman Records (UK) review:

    These freaking things, they are sent to torment me surely? Always too short to really unfurl round your mind, you are left trying to describe a pulse or a metallic whirr for 3-4 lines. I recently heard 'The Shivering Man' by this ex-Wirester and rather liked what I was hearing. This 'Monad' though? It's an austere, dystopian double-slice of brittle electro minimalism if ever I heard one! This is so not a party starter. The thing I like most about the 'Ingress' side is the throaty electronic echo, like the heartbeat of a machine, then you get the panning cyborgian scree but my favourite bit is surely the demented drunken disembodied w(h)irring in the far background. 'Re-edit' is basically a knuckle sandwich of monging, slightly highly-strung frequencies having a maudlin sing-a-long. Probably to commemorate another machines death from too much ink and data leakage. This record is quite an eerie little bastard. Does that mean I like it? Erm....yes, actually, I do.
  5.  
    What is the likelihood that this will ever be released in downloadable form?
    • CommentAuthoradj says...
    • (CommentTimeAug 16th 2011 edited)
     
    A few events on the way too...


    Bruce Gilbert & Beaconsfield ArtWorks
    London Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
    A collaborative project between Wire’s Gilbert and David Crawforth & Naomi Siderfin, presenting their project Diluvial, Beaconsfield’s new Soundtrap commission. London Beaconsfield, 8 September–30 October.



    Exotic Pylon
    London Vortex, United Kingdom
    Jonny Mugwump’s monthly series with Ship Canal, Kemper Norton, Time Attendant and Philip Jeck, plus DJ Beekeeper (Bruce Gilbert). London Vortex, 16 September, 8pm, £10.
  6.  
    Bruce Gilbert & Beaconsfield ArtWorks
    London Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
    A collaborative project between Wire’s Gilbert and David Crawforth & Naomi Siderfin, presenting their project Diluvial, Beaconsfield’s new Soundtrap commission. London Beaconsfield, 8 September–30 October.

    This sounds similar to the 'Rude Mechanic' collaboration which if my memory serves me also involved David Crawforth and Beaconsfield?
  7.  
    Love the "new" Bruce Gilbert '45. Just wish it was a LOT longer!! Album please!!!! :)
  8.  
    i play it at 33 rpm. it's a bit longer then ;-)
    it doesn't say at which speed to play it, so i tried both. and i actually liked it better at 33 than 45, i think.
    i only realized it's supposed to be played at 45 looking at the song length.
    agree it's time again for an LP.
    looking forward also to the DJ Beekeeper thing on the 16th. i'll be there.
  9.  
    How was it Biccio? Sounds like a really interesting night, I like the description of Ship Canal's music!

    http://jonnymugwump.com/blog/?p=2152

    Good to know Bruce has resurrected the DJ Beekeeper moniker too, I always rather liked that...daft but something vaguely sinister about it. Did he perform from inside the garden shed?
  10.  
    the night was good, with Philip Jeck and his turntables as a highlight. Bruce was not in the garden shed, he was just standing on a corner of the room behind a small mixer and a couple of other things like the kaoss pad. it was the first time i've seen him performing as a "DJ", and i think it was great, but unfortunately he was playing the music not as one of the main acts on the stage but only as kind of background music between all the sets, so people were talking to each other very loud during his parts. it was not easy to spot a place where you could listen to him without hearing the loud voices of the people. the part i enjoyed most was at the very start before the first set started, when there was hardly anyone in the room and Bruce played more than 30 minutes of his fascinating noise to the few people already sitting there. overall i think the night would have been even better if they had had only three sets instead of five, with these three sets performing longer than they did, in particular Philip Jeck which was great but short. and would have been better if Bruce had performed on stage (at loud volume and with people actually listening to it instead of talking) and not explicitely as background music. but still hats off to Jonny Mugwump for organizing things like this in a world that apparently does not seem to care too much. even in a town like London such an event with names like Jeck and Gilbert and with 3 other acts on the bill in the end did not attract more than 50 people, including the artists and their friends. not that the Vortex would hold much much more, but still a very limited audience for such a huge town like London.
  11.  
    new project by Bruce with BAW on standing stones and electromagnetic waves.
    backing it will give a priority access to new work (if successfully funded) in mp3 download OR first pressed LPs, and his rare CDs (signed)..
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/240822777/electromagnetic