news from the shed

The Grapes, Sheffield, 1986 - by James Lang.

Wire concert reviews: The Grapes / Red Rose Club
Article by Tobias Fischer for Tokafi

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

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