Currently brewing in our hard drives and hands… our cover of the Oompa Loompa song is on the way; full of battling free jazz saxophones and big vocal harmonies. Its release is imminent!
It’s a frantic month here at Pertraption HQ. We have been lurking at the Premises Studios in Hackney recording our new album with our fully lung-powered Mobile Device. I’m thrilled to say the majority of the record is canned, and we should have all the loose ends tied up neatly by the end of October…where soon after we shall be releasing our new single, Cousin.
In the meantime we have a couple of shows.
On Friday 14th October we are delighted to be supporting Besh O Drom at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London as part of Global Local’s Gypsy Soundclash. More details on the Global Local site. We are on at 21:00 sharp.
Our other show, is still slightly cloaked in mystery. But I know this much. It will take place in the depths of Dalston, behind a bookcase, on the 28th of October. At night. More details to follow…
I’m glad to announce, this weekend Perhaps Contraption will begin to record our first album in our latest guise. The Premises Solar-Powered Studio in East London, awaits our horns & vocal chords.
Very exciting indeed.
On Tuesday 30th August long-term collaborator, questionnaire mastermind, uke-twanger and poet-extroadinaire Susie Showers ventured into the Premises Studios to record a few songs with myself.
This was in preparation for our as yet untitled album; which will be a mixture of Susie’s poems and the songs we have been performing as a 2 piece incarnation, out and about for the past couple o’ years; most notably all over the place at last year’s Burning Man.
I’m glad to say two songs were completed. A new one titled “Orgasm” and another named “Come out Green” which is an acoustic reworking of Sludge & Tripe’s closing track. Susie then continued to blast the rest of her material through my bedroom recording setup, most of it immaculately performed live in one take.
And so, an album is taking shape nicely; we expect to be completing it by the end of Winter this year.
I’m sad to say Susie has now fled the UK for the green pastures of Thailand; where she will be teaching English, writing excellent children’s books and persuing her love of puppetry. She will return sometime in the next few years, ripe with ideas and songs where we will meld her smoothly back into this wobbly beautiful device known as Perhaps Contraption…
We love her dearly and wish her well.
In the meantime you can hear some of her other works on her myspace.