Here is a lovely review of my set for Stroke Club at Gulliver's, Manchester.
By Cath Aubergine.
My own reflections:
I felt the set went really well. I was very relaxed and confident thanks to the general atmosphere of the night and people around me. Although the set was planned in two parts the opening went on for a lot longer than planned as I found I could make a lot more quieter and subtler sounds than your average pub sound-system allows and spent a lot longer developing a 'groove' to work with. This was the kind of thing I have been trying to record at home for ages and I guess feeling like I was playing in a big front room with a bunch of friends under a slowly rotating disco ball gave me the right atmosphere. Rather than fade out slowly to imply that it went on forever as I was tempted to, I just 'pulled the plug' -as one audience member described it -after what felt like about half an hour- and dumped everyone back in the room.
...and just to spoil the magic here's my set-up on the night. Buddha Machine, reverb spring, amplified cymbal, amplified book, tape recorder with amstrad tape, pocket radio, loops and delay.