FACT TV presents Live and Experimental, a short documentary centred around Addison Groove‘s live performance at Colston Hall’s Bristol New Music programme earlier this year.
Since changing his name from Headhunter, Addison Groove has done more than any recent musician to make the Roland TR-808 drum machine his own: not only is it at the centre of all his productions (as evidenced on a pair of FACT TV studio sessions from last year), but for live shows he brings it on the road, plugging it straight into the club mainframe.
His performance at Colston Hall, however, was different: not only did he collaborate with Josefina, a vocalist who appears on Addison’s most recent album …presents James Grieve, but he expanded his live arsenal to include four guitar pedals, two laptops, a Virus TI and more. With plenty to go wrong, the stakes were high, and Stephen James Dunn‘s film documents both the performance and everything surrounding it, from Addison leaving his house to departing into the night.
Addison Groove’s new EP, Turn Up The Silence, will be released on August 22 through Modeselektor’s 50WEAPONS label. James Grieve is out now.