We are very excited to announce that Vanishing Point will move from being every other month to the first Thursday of every month at the beautiful Ivy House in Nunhead from 4th April 2019.
Demerara Records head & composer Neil March explained: ‘It is still our intention to alternate between Vanishing Point and Vanishing Point Solo but the difference is that, from April, all the gigs will be at the Ivy House where the facilities are so good and our relationship with the venue is first class. In fairness our relationship with the Cafe of Good Hope is great too but there are practical reasons why it is not ideal for what we are trying to do, particularly as a long term project’.
The first gig in the new monthly series will be the one featuring Luvia, Yvonne Hercules and Environmental Sound Foundation. Details can be found here.
Demerara Records will be pursuing a new model for future releases on the label. From now on every release will have a Bandcamp Pre-Release Date. For the ensuing
two-month period it will be available exclusively as a download from our Bandcamp page.
After two months the Worldwide Digital Release Date will kick in and it will then be available to download or stream via all established digital platforms. If the Bandcamp sales are sufficient we will produce a CD version which will only be on sale at live events.
Environmental Sound Foundation kick off their busy new year’s live itinerary by playing Linear Obsessional @ Arts Cafe, Hither Green on Sunday 13th January.
The gig kicks off at 3PM and ESF are on first. They are then playing Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House, Nunhead on Thursday 7th February; Skronktronic @ Riverside Studio, Finsbury Park on Wednesday 13th February; Vanishing Point Solo @ Cafe of Good Hope, Lewisham on Thursday 7th March & Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House, Nunhead on Thursday 4th April.
Environmental Sound Foundation are working on tracks for their debut album Macrokosmik due for release by Demerara Records in early Spring 2019.
There is a new article by Demerara Records head and composer Neil March on Fresh on the Net.
The article, which goes into some detail about operating within the independent music sector, continues the Emerging from the Mist series which saw Neil contribute four articles about different aspects of new music last time the Fresh on the Net in-box closed for a month in August 2018. Part Five was published on Friday 21st December and Part Six (subject not yet known) will follow on 28th December.
Demerara Records‘ December Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House has created quite a buzz on social media. And not just because Neil March uses the Twitter handle @HornetMuziq!!
An appreciative Vanishing Point crowd saw Liverpool collective Operation Lightfoot play a beautiful set of exotic and unique songs (including two solo tracks by singer Julia aka Dorothy Bird). They were supported by local acts Rookery who performed a gripping hypnotic set of avant garde music with improv and spoken word and Demerara’s Neil March. Neil and Dilaratook a break from Environmental Sound Foundation to perform a set of Neil’s contemporary classical works for which they were joined by Clara Yang on Flute (Dilara on Piano), the first such gig since Neil played the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude 2017.
Tickets are on sale for the exciting next Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House with BBC 6 Music-featured Merseyside Experimental & Alternative Music band Operation Lightfoot; Crystal Palace-based Experimental, Improv & Spoken Word act Rookery and a rare performance of his classical works by Neil March (of Environmental Sound Foundation), his first since playing the BBC Introducing Stage @ Latitude last summer. Advance tickets for just £4 (£5 on the door). Buy them here.