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AlgernonCornelius, Game_Program & Basic Switches

Dubrek Studios
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Friday 6th April 2018
Dubrek Studios, Derby
Tickets: £5.00 OTD

"AlgernonCornelius is a hip hop producer and rapper currently residing in Manchester, UK. Thematically following on from his debut album Happiness, Algernon’s third album RADIO is a regressive adventure into childhood imagination, albeit tainted by the realities of adulthood. Both animated and meditative, this conversation with the past takes the form of a 50-minute onslaught of classic hip hop beat-crafting. Frenetic and eclectic cuts ride over fuzzy breaks and boom bap beats, harking back to a school of minimalist, yet deeply effective hip hop production, re-imagined from the present day."

Game_ Program
An ongoing exploration of electronic hardware by Cowtown singer/guitarist and Hookworms/Nope drummer Jonathan Nash. Initially conceived as a constructive way to pass the time between other musical endeavours and an opportunity to interact with and learn from previously unattainable and semi-obsolete technologies, Game_Program has slowly evolved into a genuinely expressive outlet where half remembered, re-imagined memories coexist with child-like flights of fantasy and retrofitted nostalgia. It’s the musical equivalent of programming video games for a failed games console, a commercial anomaly or wildly experimental system forgotten and perhaps scorned by most but cherished by those fortunate to enough to see the potential way past it’s commercial sell-by date. That’s not to say Game_Program’s intended purpose is to shelter itself within the cosy confines of a childhood memory, nostalgic ideal or a longing for a supposedly “better time”, but instead reinventing that nostalgia or missed opportunity and repurposing it. For arguments sake Game_Program refers to his methodology as playfully optimistic revisionism.

Basic Switches
"Overstimulated spudgirl attempts to bend time and navigate a constant state of hyper arousal using broken, out of sync 80’s synths, unpopular drum machines and distorted amplification. Kind of like music but not really. Kind of like me but louder and with more sonic range. Ft 1 half of the rhythm section of the band Cowtown, sometimes get a m8 in"