Tuesday, 30 April 2013

May Day

Here we were doing our fertility rites in Parliament Square, London, in the year 2000. 

I was told this was the first maypole there since Oliver Cromwell banned them

Have a belting Beltane!

Many thanks to http://www.lawrencespicturepage.co.uk

Friday, 26 April 2013

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Nice Little Package

CD Included get it here http://boomkat.com/vinyl/709201-nocturnal-emissions-accumulator

Read full review of Accumulator - Nocturnal Emissions on Boomkat.com ©
Boomkat say:
" **Also includes a free CDR featuring a crowd recording of Nocturnal Emissions live at the Brixton Ritzy on June 9th 1983** We Can Elude Control present three tracks by the politically-activated proto-techno unit, Nocturnal Emissions, dating to 1982. 'Accumulator 1 & 2' are two previously unreleased pieces of skeletal rhythmic minimalism; the first a scratchy, stepping rhythm shot thru with clipped guitar distortion and reminding at times of Craig Leon's output from the same period, whilst the kicking 2nd piece sounds like some kinda Pansonic prototype, pounding out a stern, monotone machine tattoo. Also appearing as digital download for the first time, 'So Darn Hot' crawls at snails pace with parched synth tones and stumbling machine drum patterns."

(((Some people don't seem to believe it was recorded all that long ago, but it was. You may have heard a slightly different version of "So Darn Hot" on Duty Experiment, http://nocturnalemissions.bandcamp.com/album/duty-experiment )))

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Nocturnal Emissions - Accumulator

Recorded in 1982, 12 inch vinyl out this week, or if you like to download:
Read full review of Accumulator - Nocturnal Emissions on Boomkat.com ©
(vinyl will be there soon)
Here's the artwork in a coloured-in version:

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Live at the Ritzy

Brixton celebrates the news of April 8 2013 playing word games with the Ritzy cinema sign.

30 years back, it said NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS up there.
We were live at the Ritzy, not dead at the Ritz.

Super 8mm footage by Danny Ayers
The night of the 1983 re-election of Maggie Thatcher, we played our funky music with a widescreen backdrop combining the TV announcement of the catastrophic results with snatches from our 16mm film "The Feotal Grave of Progress".

Soundtrack "Sinking the Belgrano" from Nocturnal Emissions
"Chaos - Live at the Ritzy"