News From The Shed
Paul Lovens / John Butcher / Radu Malfatti / Phil Durrant / John Russell
News from the Shed formed in 1986 when Malfatti and Lovens joined the London trio for an eight-date “Quaqua" tour. A meeting of quite different experiences and directions. Their last tour was in Canada in 1994.
With the hindsight afforded by 17 years, "News from the Shed" seems astoundingly prescient; if you looked on a map for the place where European free improvisation branched out into more compositionally based strategies, electro-acoustic and lower-case improv, this 1989 session was the crossroads.
Signal to Noise (2006) - Bill Meyer.
Microscopic, minimalist, dirty Abstract Expressionism. Or something.
Wire (1989) - Mark Sinker.
Wire concert reviews: The Grapes / Red Rose Club
Article by Tobias Fischer for Tokafi