The Culture Bunker - May 2018.
In this month's edition of Outsideleft's 'Culture Bunker', as a life long Eno obsessive, I immersed myself in over thirty years worth of ambient works that have been drawn together for the remarkable Music For Installations' box set.
However, after six hours of these eerily beautiful musical textures, a change of scenery was essential. Enter The Cosmics, the support band to Goat Girl at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham. A garage punk explosion, passionately screamed vocals. Their best songs seem to last no more than two minutes. They're my favourite new band.
Finally this month, there's Jon Hopkins, whose Singularity albums takes a breathtaking journey from euphoric techno to celestial ambience. As with Eno (not, surprisingly, the two artists have worked together), you just have to succumb and let them guide you to beguiling and beautiful new landscapes.
Enjoy the journey.
On a technical note, as it's summer time, I decided to record this month's show out of doors... Over enthusiastic birds tweeted (mostly whilst we were discussing Brian Eno) and sirens wailed in the distance. It all adds to the ambience. Until next month...
Jason Lewis is a Birmingham based music, movie and arts obsessive. Jason's encyclopedic knowledge of 80s/90s Arts films is a debt to his embedded status in the Triangle Arts Centre trenches back then.