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Eric Random/Wrangler: Manchester, Saturday 11th January 2014

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  • Eric Random/Wrangler: Manchester, Saturday 11th January 2014

    I'll be nipping over the Pennines for this, any Manc Plussers going?

    Band On The Wall, 19:30

    Post punk electronica special featuring legendary pioneer Eric Random sharing the stage with Wrangler who feature members of Cabaret Voltaire (Stephen Mallinder), Twenty Systems (Benge) and Tunng (Phil Winter). Gobsmackingly impressive.

    Experimental multi-instrumentalist Eric Random released three albums and a slew of singles between 1980 and 1987, tracing a fascinating post-punk arc from art-bruit to esoteric jazz and funk inflections, and later exploring non-Western idioms with his group The Bedlamites. Hailing from Manchester, Random struck up enduring associations with Buzzcock Pete Shelley, Velvets femme fatale Nico and (most notably) with Sheffield avant-gardists Cabaret Voltaire, with whom much of his early material bears comparison. Still making hauntingly beautiful, boundary-breaking music this is a rare chance to see one of Manchester's most legendary pioneers live.

    The trio who make up Wrangler are perhaps the most intriguing and mashup of British electronic history you are likely to see. Benge (Twenty Systems, John Foxx and the Maths) is perhaps one of the central figures in current electronica. Phil Winter (Tunng, Soundpot) has been playing, recording and DJ’ing since he was in short trousers and of course none other than the incredible Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire, Hey Rube). Their focus is on raw analogue sounds and beats that have not been laptopped or soft-synthed - looking to a time when machines had attitude - easy to start but difficult to stop - before dance-floors got slick and shiny.

    Price: Early bird tickets from £10
    OK: ready; let's do it ...

    >>> Hobbies Of Today - RU12 EP: Unreleased South Yorkshire Post-Glam/Proto-Punk from 1977 <<<

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    U devil... guaranteed top night out - both played here in Oct 2012... Peter Hope was on the original bill, but had to cancel. Was my gig of 2012.

    Eric Random - top set of mods and beats... clip

    Wrangler - rocked it - proper electo-heeds set of gear on stage too - killer version of Sensoria... clip
    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out