"A selection of guilt trips recorded on Easter Sunday, 2008 after being lent a replacement 4-track by Mr. D Tanner. First album of Irma Vep stuff that I let people hear. Mostly songs about Llanfairfechan and wishing I was still there...some songs about how shit the City is...some about not being able to sleep....a couple about my teeth. Lizzy Huthwaite plays violin on a couple of tracks and everything else is by Edwin Stevens. Dedicated to dbh - a total legend. Sorry Mum!"
LEVENSHULME BICYCLE ORCHESTRA
"The group operates in an as yet undefined area between intuitive ritualised musical theatrical performance and shared collective improvising around musical and lyrical themes developed by all members of the group. There are various aims and objectives.
- To function as an accepted method of therapy for members to express and explore ideas and behaviors in forms that would be unacceptable outside the realms of performance.
- As a theoretical machinery that allows the musicians and audience to interrogate their own ideas of the boundaries and interrelations between sound, music, tone, vibration, movement, theatre, performance, spectacle, art, and catharsis.
- As an ongoing process of instrument building, adaptation and reclamation from that which is not specifically an instrument but with which sound can be made. This use of scrap, discarded and recycled objects rebuilt as instruments locates a utilitarian power with the players and for anyone who wants to imagine and construct their own instruments."