Gerald Simpson & Graham Massey live acid set 6 Oct 07

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Postby markus » 08 Oct 2007 23:04

Top venue, great atmosphere, top acts, top night! Before the G&G set, thoroughly enjoyed the Simian Mobile Disco set (one half of, James Ford wasn't there).

Gerald and Graham were on stage at about 2 am, but it wasn't until the DJ finished his set with Don't Go by Yazoo, that they kicked off the analogue mayhem (around 02:15). Photos to follow, but just imagine a huge deck with loads of analogue gear on it. Gerald on one side, Graham on the other. Every now and then Graham would pop over the other side and adjust a knob or change something. Obviously thoroughly enjoying himself, why he was even dancing! Randomly one of the two would do something that would trigger a smile in the other one. It was fantastic to see them re-united and enjoying themselves.

Somehow bridging the gap between vintage and future, Graham also made use of his TenoriOn. Futuristic sounds, timeless...

The whole set was one long session, no interludes. Well, there was one (probably unintended), where the crowd started cheering, but the set went straight on. After about an hour the acid squelches started getting heavier and in parts it reminded me of Prebuild stuff. They also shouted stuff into a microphone, making weird noises.

They finished at around 03:45, which made it a good 1 1/2 hour set. Graham was very surprised when I told him, he had no idea how long they had been playing for.

Now, did someone record it? Well, the battery of Roland's bootleg minidisk recorder gave up after 20 minutes... Whether there's a recording from the mixing desk only Graham will know. Let us pray.

Will they do it again? I hope so, but the magic of this night will be hard to recreate! :)

Thanks to the guys from Wang for making this very special event possible!!
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Postby nickking » 08 Oct 2007 23:47

Photos from a blog elsewhere:

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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 08:25

Thanks. However photos using flash don't really do justice to the event. Let's upload ours asap :)
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Postby solarex » 09 Oct 2007 09:24

Looks like 3x101, 2x303, 808, 909 plus some sequencing unit. Damn. Thats old school. Wish I'd been there.
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Postby nickking » 09 Oct 2007 10:04

markus wrote:Thanks. However photos using flash don't really do justice to the event. Let's upload ours asap :)


Unfortunately, most of my good ones use flash... :x
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Postby Ancodia » 09 Oct 2007 10:20

As best I could make out (and now remember) from the stage there was

1 x TB303
1 x TR909
1 x TR808
1 x TR707
3 x SH101
1 x Tenori-on

plus a Roland or Korg sequencer, a large Red Synth to the back of the stage and of course the original acid equipment that is the Apple Powerbook

Got some nice movie clips on my camera if a little blocky due to the low light levels and of course quite a few good pics.

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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 11:04

The Kit list was:
- 303
- 3 x 101s
- 909
- 808
- 727
- sbx80 syncroniser
- pearl syncussion
- Tenori On
- power book was running a number of esx samplers (not midied up off the qwerty keyboard)
- fx units are, top gear 55 guitar synth, jam man, zoom
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Postby The Minnin Trapper » 09 Oct 2007 12:55

Is this a one off Graham or would you consider bringing it to Glasgow via the correct promoter and venue?
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:27

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Graham warming up his Tenori On.
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:29

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Nick and John, somewhere in Landaan.
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:30

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Pete LFO & SteveC 808 @ Wang back yard.
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:32

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Electro Elvis & Gerald & 'steve' aka Gaz.
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:32

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"Errrr, let me think about that..."
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:36

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Markus, Jas, Gaz, Graham, SteveC & Nick.
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Postby markus » 09 Oct 2007 21:38

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Graham amazingly relaxed before the set. Oh, the cigarette explains.
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