August 2009

DARREN HAYMAN will play solo at the PEEL FEST

DARREN HAYMAN will play solo at the PEEL FEST

we have another good news for you: DARREN HAYMAN (of HEFNER and THE FRENCH fame) just confirmed to play at our PEEL FEST on oct 17 in Düsseldorf.

wikipedia says on HAYMAN:
DARREN HAYMAN is the Essex-born lead singer, songwriter and guitarist with UK indie rock band HEFNER, big favourites of the late John Peel. Hayman released four studio albums with Hefner (plus a compilation and a live album) and one album with The French. Hayman can now be found performing solo, with his ever-changing backing group The Secondary Modern, or as part of an indie bluegrass supergroup, Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee. The debut Darren Hayman solo album, Table for One was released in early 2006. In 2009 he released his second record PRAM TOWN.

before HAYMAN, THE WEDDING PRESENT’S DAVID GEDGE already agreed on coming to DJ the night.





Saturday October 17 will see a special event commemorating the worlds greatest DJ JOHN PEEL who died five years ago in October 2004. The show will take place at Düsseldorfs PRETTY VACANT CLUB. It will have live bands, djs and some other PEEL related program to be revealed in the next weeks.

Today we are glad to announce, that THE WEDDING PRESENT’s DAVID GEDGE already agreed on DJing the night. THE WEDDING PRESENT were one of PEELs favourite bands and played – besides a long series of PEEL SESSIONS – at his 50th Birthday bash in 1989. PEEL referred to DAVID GEDGE as a writer of some of the most beautiful love songs ever.

Further lineup details are to follow shortly.

recordings for upcoming LOOP RECYCLER ep are progressing. its a bit of work building songs on other peoples loops. getting deeper into loop technics with every session, the sound changes more and more towards a layered style groove thing. different types of analogue sound modules start dominating the tracks. the MFB SCHLAGZWERG, the DYNACORD P20 and some weird russian drum machine by FORMANTA are contributing heavily. love the machines for that.

if you want to follow the work in progress, the latest demo versions are online at MYSPACE.

stay in the loop for more reports from the lab coming up here…

Loop Recylcer Ep Cover draft

Loop Recycler Ep cover draft

VOLLWERT RECORDS BERLIN have just confirmed plans for the release of a GREAT DYNAMO ep on their EDITION 59 in November / December of this year. the ep is going to feature songs from GREAT DYNAMO’s ongoing LOOP RECYCLER recordings.

in his LOOP RECYLCER project GREAT DYNAMO builts songs on old “used” loops by fellow homerecording artists from all over the world.

we are happy and honoured that, though recordings are not finished, VOLLWERT RECORDS already agreed on the release.

three demos are to be heard at MYSPACE