April 1999

April 1999

Strom Twelve.

An infrequent update on my movements and future possibilites as irregular as usual, guided more by a chance to write than a lack of desire.

My record label Sulphur kicked off to a fine start with Future Pilot Versus a Galaxy of Sound double CD/LP in early April, starring the likes of Alan Vega/Suicide, Brix Smith of the Fall, Cornershop and Andrew Weatherall amongst many other super names. Next album release will be my first studio album in over two years, entitled Lauwarm Instrumentals. possibly the most elegiac and personal of all my releases in a sense it will be out on July 5th 1999.

Just written the soundtrack to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream to be broadcast and commercially released by the BBC radio in September which meant I spent several weeks living in the sixteenth century (the food was rough but I loved the clothes!), then added textures and treatments to another BBC Radio 3 play entitled Fugitive Pieces based on an amazing novel by Canadian writer Anne Michaels which was broadcast over Easter.

Been a great year so far in terms of released music i have heard and live shows – london has been spoilt recently by a wealth of artists playing here and reason enough for me to feel exhausted : to rococo rot, console, kreidler, atr, plastikman, barry adamson, nick cave, rhys chatham, pan sonic, pole and so many more.

As always I am always keen to receive any recordings that anyone might find suitable for the label, just send them to the office address below. and if you do not wish to receive this infrequent mailing simply let me know.

Thanks for all your support you have given me and I will endeavour to keep in touch, time table permitting.

All the best

Robin Rimbaud


::: listen :::
20” to 2000 komet / ilpo vaisanen / ryoji ikeda / coH (Noton)
To Rococo Rot The Amateur View (City Slang)
Various Elektronische Musik aus Buenos Aires (Traum)
Various Across Uneven Terrain (Fat Cat)
Gas Konigsforest (Mille Plateaux)

::: read :::
Simon Ford Wreckers of Civilisation (Black Dog)
Read Me! Read Me! Read Me! (Nettime /Autonomedia)
Virgil Tracy Under Hempel’s Sofa (Book Works)
David Wojnarowicz In the Shadow of the American Dream (Grove Press)

::: diary dates :::

April 20
featuring Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt (aka Semiconductor)
20.00 – 22.00 HRS
The Contact Gallery, Brighton Media Centre, Middle Street, Brighton
FIELD 21 accompanies the new BN1 commission Daikan by Thomas Köner and
Jürgen Reble at the Contact Gallery, Brighton 16.04.99 – 30.04.99
EMAIL b@bn1.co.uk

April 21 Zürich Switzerland: Rote Fabrik
April 22 Ravensburg Germany: Duala
April 23 Konstanz Germany: university
April 24 Munich Germany : Ultraschall

May 1st Psychic TV/Thee Majesty/Master Musicians of Jajouka
rare live concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London
May 27th Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig /
new forms. contemporary electronic music in the context of art.
scanner / Disinformation live
the first in a series of performances in association with Carsten Nicolai.

::: releases :::

Future Pilot AKA Versus a Galaxy of Sound (sulcd001) double CD/LP
scanner Lauwarm Instrumentals (sulcd002) CD only

a CD collaboration with the very fine Haters / GX Jupitter-Larsen,