So who are Gagarin; Precocious Mouse & Environmental Sound Foundation? Well here is a short guide. All three artists appear on Demerara Records’ groundbreaking compilation album Vanishing Point (Vol. 1)
Lewisham-born Gagarin is a member of Post-Punk legends Pere Ubu and the list of artists he has worked and recorded with includes two members of the Velvet Underground (Nico & John Cale) and a host of other significant experimental and alternative artists (including Rothko and Cabaret Voltaire). His own material has seen him enjoy a long and successful career and his combination of composed electronica and inventive sound art has seen him featured on Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone and other popular radio shows. His track Gates and Fences is featured on the Demerara Records compilation album Vanishing Point (Vol. 1). Check out his Bandcamp page here.
Precocious Mouse is an experimental electronic music composer and sound artist who spent much of his young life in the Sheffield area before moving to North London. In the past few years he has quickly gained a reputation for his live performances in which he composes a new set every time he plays. His track Bactrian is on the Demerara Records compilation album Vanishing Point (Vol. 1). His Facebook page provides news and information about his activities here and you can check out his Bandcamp page here.
ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND FOUNDATION ft DILARA
Lewisham’s Composer-artist Neil March formed Environmental Sound Foundation in order to keep his internationally influenced genre-mashing Electro-Futurism separate from his work as a contemporary classical composer. After ESF’s debut EP Disunited Nations achieved airplay on the BBC 6 Music Mixtape he began playing regular live dates and has subsequently released the Sonic Sketchbook EP receiving support from NTS Radio, Radio Dacorum and others. His collaboration with young Turkish-Irish singer-poet-composer Dilara is on the Vanishing Point (Vol. 1) compilation album and she will be performing live at all future ESF gigs as vocalist, rapper and poet including this one. They will be recording for the new album in the coming weeks too. Read more about ESF here.