Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The End of The Digitariat

After 15 years of recording and performing as The Digitariat the time has come to bring it to a close. There will be no new recordings intended as material for The Digitariat and no new live shows.

'Are You Afraid of the Poor? Why Not?' is available for free download from Saturday 27th June 2015 via Bandcamp. This is the final collection of recordings as The Digitariat.

Thank you to all who have appreciated and enjoyed the recorded work and performances, and all who have arranged shows and releases.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

'Are You Afraid of the Poor? Why Not?' forthcoming 4CDR set

'Are You Afraid of the Poor? Why Not?' will, at last, be coming out this June 2015.  This 1st edition will come as a 4CDR set.

The pro printed CDR will be housed in a 4 way jewel case with 3 more CDRs of previously unreleased material.

The tracklist for 'Are You Afraid of the Poor? Why Not?' is
1) Cries Real Office Tears
2) Eierlegende Wollmilchsau
3) Neo Victorian Workhouse
4) One Sodding Thing After Another
5) Shithole
6) Rien Manger
7) Sensualist
8) Towards Clearer Skin
9) Rosacea Eruption

The 3 other CDRs will include:

'Two Faced and Materialistic'
an album of multi tracked recordings from a crudely circuit bent Walkman and pre-recorded tapes.

'Pluto Gang'
a collaboration album with VEX (Ian Liddle.)

'Sweet Agony'
a mini album inspired by themes from a documentary on Wakefield boxer Paul Sykes.

plus other miscellaneous archive recordings.

More updates to follow as June 2015 approaches.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Digitariat live 30th December 2014, Ryan's Bar, Stoke Newington, London

Ryan's Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, United Kingdom

Tues 30th December 2014. 7pm - midnight.

Manchester's sadly defunct post-punk, synth and experimental night, Dancing and Laughing, does a one-off night in London, in honour of its founder's birthday.

Entry by donation.

Start New Year's Eve early! Come down early too as we can't stay open late. Get some food and that. Drink all afternoon. Fun will happen!

Live acts:


Soft Riot is JJD; a former Vancouverite who has clocked over fifteen years of musical output in various bands and projects. Moving from Vancouver to London UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being. Having now released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe. Soft Riot has set up camp in Sheffield, a city with a strong his...tory of innovative synthesizer music.

Drawing inspiration from synthesizer-based film soundtracks of yesteryear, drones, early EBM, minimal synth, a dose of psychedelic synthpop and a heavy dose of throbbing appregiated rhythms, Soft Riot is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.

The Digitariat

Post PE solo vocal belligerence before a cascade of noise, digital glitch, analog filth, free electronics around a new structure of rhythm measure.
Job, sex, money (or lack of); misandry/misogyny conflict; the truths behind constructed reality; the tragedy of pornography (for viewer and viewed); how technology is used against the people rather than for the people, pursuit of absolute joy against the negative influences; all these are recurring matters explored by The Digitariat.

DJ's Blackdeath 1334 and Gertrud Stein will make you dance with music genres such as post-punk, synthpop, minimal wave and EBM.

Preview online sampler of 'Umbrella' Limited edition CDR album

Sampler of approximately 20 second long samples from each piece on 'Umbrella' limited edition CDR album. Full album length: 51 minutes. Titles: 38/Houdini/Half a Bells/Isya/Umbrella/Pssing Down. Release on 30th December 2014 on Verbesserungsvorschlag.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Want to know me?

Live in Bristol, 28th September 2014

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dp re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals; sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilised experience. dp's work engages, invites rumination, endorses sentient and environmental e/quality and encourages intervention and action; therapeutical stimulation is acknowledged. a form of release is evoked, a liberating cleansing, a sound catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, that puts us in touch with our sentient origins as well as with the realities of our times. dp rings in the era of humanimal..
dp has been sonically active for over 25 years, has appeared on more than 150 releases and has played around 400 concerts in 40 countries.
psycho-acoustics. composition. field recordings. sonic rituals. audio exorcism. humanimalism. voice. body. organics. electronics. video. performance. interdisciplinary. multimedia.
dave phillips - zürich - switzerland

"Any fool can believe in what's self-evident, it takes genius to believe a palpable lie"
Para-noise, Post-Power electronics, solo vocal belligerence before a cascade of noise, digital glitch, analogue filth and free matter around a new structure of rhythm measure.
Job, sex, money (or lack of); misandry/misogyny conflict; the truths behind constructed reality; the tragedy of pornography (for viewer and viewed); how technology is used against the people rather than for the people, pursuit of absolute joy against the negative influences; all these are recurring matters explored by The Digitariat.
Paul Knowles - Islington, UK

Drones and noise from 18 year old child prodigy whiz kid Dylan Malett
"Revelatory instrumentals that pull together disparate strands of downtown NY guitar minimalism with something of his hometown's signature ambient dub. Decidedly non-rock guitar grandeur. It goes without saying, he's one to watch." - The Quietus
"Mallett's hypnotic, industrial beats and skip-stop guitar trills on ‘I’ incorporated a quiet-loud dynamic that was infectious yet discerning, all the while emotionally captivating. Completely original and inventive pieces of music." - Wax Music
Howling Owl / bulb - Bristol

featuring Henry Collins, Robin Foster, Cementimental & Uiutna
Chahut : bedlam, ruckus, uproar, commotion ; heckling, disturbance ; racket, din ; disruption for soul sound harsh delectation, and Accident and Emergency


C E L L zz

Optoelectronic Power produced by hand-made electronics, hacked cathode ray tube and erratic phosphor.
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist based in London. She currently studies BA Sound Arts & Design at London College of Communication.
Ewa completed an internship in physical computing at STEIM, Amsteram, where she was working on documentation of Black Box modular system.
Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of materiality of objects through creation of prompt interactions between them.
Ewa has performed at Network Music Festival, Birmingham, UK; Supernormal Festival Oxfordshire, UK, Club Transmediale Festival, Berlin; Explodin Cinema, Goldsmiths College, London, UK; STEIM, Amsterdam, NL; Moving Forest, Chelsea College, London, UK; Colour out of Space, Brighton, UK; Beam Festival, Brunel University, London, UK and more.

Dual is a video artist and film-maker who enjoys collaborating with music artists on A/V projects and music promo videos. Her work explores the boundaries between dance, performance and the visual arts. Drawn to a dark and dystopian, yet elegant aesthetic, she often finds inspiration in the granular textures and analogue patterns of low resolution CCTV, VHS and CRT monitors. Her purist approach to her work has led her to experiment with organic glitches and errors found using analogue techniques. In contrast she works with filmed footage captured from a variety of sourced content, processed through low resolution monitors and then reworked into compositions which create a language through symbolic imagery. This passion is also the reason behind the array of CRT monitors and TVs stacked in the corner of her studio.


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International mail-order supplying underground and experimental music on vinyl, CD, and cassette.
→∞ experimental →∞ underground →∞ private pressings →∞ art editions →∞ avant-garde →∞ sound-art →∞ noise →∞ drone →∞ free-jazz →∞ free-impro →∞ avant/free-rock →∞ electronic →∞ pyschedelic →∞ avant/free-folk →∞ weirdo/outsider pop →∞ musique concrète →∞ sound poetry →∞ industrial →∞ synth-pop →∞ garage rock →∞ avant-blues →∞ abstract →∞ lo-fi →∞ punk →∞ no-wave →∞ new age →∞




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