Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Inclusion Principle

Martin Archer: electronics / saxophones
Hervé Perez: electronics / saxophones
Peter Fairclough: drums

Martin Archer is a mainstay of Sheffield’s fertile experimental music scene, and this trio finds him exploring with Hervé Perez and Peter Fairclough an organic stew of sounds. They cite their main source of inspiration as “deep listening and a fascination for the science of the natural world.”

“…the sense of considered, focused interplay between the participants is undeniable. An hour or so of abstract noise passes imperceptibly, then, suddenly, everything feels shockingly different.”Stewart Lee, Sunday Times

“Every track is a modernist gem of mournful, elegiac, deeply moving instrumental music”Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector

“Some of the most engaged and engaging music currently being played in England”John Fordham, Guardian

“Fascinating … defies categorisation … an internal coherence which makes it compulsive listening … an art-rock mini-universe”Joe Cushley, Mojo


Ingrid Plum: voice
Rebecca Davies: cello
Joshua Legallienne: guitar

Susurrations are the self-proclaimed ‘quietest band in Brighton.’ Consisting of cellist Rebecca E Davies, guitarist Joshua Legallienne and vocalist Ingrid Plum, they specialise in creating special performances that are both completely improvised and wholly unamplified. Shunning loudspeakers and microphones in favour of a purer, acoustic sound, they provide an intimacy rarely found outside the rehearsal room.

The Wildcard Quartet
At the end of every Safehouse open session four members are picked at random to form a one-off quartet to play at the show at the end of the month. On this occasion it’ll be Ron Caines, Z*qhygoem, Al Strachan and Clive Craske.