Position Normal will play a rare live set in London on August 13, as part of an Exotic Pylon showcase at Dalston’s Vortex club.
Chris Bailiff and John Cushway have been working together since 1986, using tape loops and samplers to fashion a kind of psychedelic, collagistic pop that prefigures the work of people like The Focus Group, The Books and Moon Wiring Club. Making their official recorded debut (as Position Normal) with the ‘Part Of The Bugger Sod Empire’ 12″ in 1998, the band have since recorded three albums: Goodly Time and Stop Your Nonsense, both released in ’99, and, after a ten year hiatus, 2009’s Position Normal. Incorrigibly impish and inventive, Position Normal can’t help but enthrall – for an idea of what to expect, check out the radio show they recently recorded for Exotic Pylon here. Though they’ve performed several times in London before, appearances are increasingly rare, so you really don’t want to miss this Exotic Pylon gig.
Also on the bill is Cindytalk, the alter ego of Gordon Sharp, who releases deeply involving, improvised music on Editions Mego (Oneohtrix Point Never, Russell Haswell, etc). Support comes from Finders Keepers’ Doug Shipton and the Exotic Pylon Radio Orchestra.
For more information, tickets (which are priced at £8) and audio, click here.