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Zaimph is the project of US sound experimentor Marcia Bassett who, after years of brain melting guitar abuse with Double Leopards, GHQ, Hototogisu and the like, has slid the 6-string to one side to make way for a tabletop full of custom-built oscillators and pedals, with which she creates thick, harsh layers of tonal warmth. She has recently also, in recent times, collaborated with Samara Lubelski (MV&EE, Chelsea Light Moving, etc) and Yek Koo.
HEATHER LEIGH is a Texas-born pedal steel player (now resident in Glasgow where she co-runs the Volcanic Tongue record store) who treats the instrument like no other. The former Charalambides member wrangles dissonant wails out of the steel, which plays platform to her incredible, confrontational voice which should be considered alongside that of Nico, Yoko or Catherine Ribeiro.
DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA is a 9-piece free-rockin' psychedelic swarm from Manchester. Four appreciatively received albums of whacked out crescendo to date and a new one out in September.
KELLY JONES & PASCAL NICHOLS are the Manchester duo best known as Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, tonight playing under their own names but nevertheless still doing that incredible thing they do with flute, drums and electronics. New LP just out on Bennifer Editions to rave reviews.