Bits and pieces
Out January 13th, 2023
"Adi newton has long since described the process of making music as his research. It represents a more thoughtful and reflective body of work than that which dominates his peer group. In particular, Newton’s grasp of the philosophical connotations of technology placed him apart from the majority of its practitioners” (NME.COM).
Adi Newton began his lifelong involvement with Sound via Painting and through a theatre Project which began his involvement with the electronic Trio The Future from which he founded ClockDVA and TAGC / The Anti Group both of which are increasingly considered one of the pre-eminent pioneers of 80’s experimental music. The CDVA acclaimed albums include the 1988 electronic masterpiece BURIED DREAMS & the 1980 electro-acoustic THIRST While TAGC can site the Meontogical Research Recording series and the Ambisonic landmark Digitaria as much appraised and influential works. The Psychophysicist album
is also considered an important seminal work devised / produced and composed by Adi newton and Andrew Mckenzie of the Halfler Trio. Newton has recently returned to painting and intends to explore and develop his multi discipline practice into the Art and Painting arena .
While still remaining very active within the DVA/TAGC/PSYCHOPHYSICIST projects.Newton Directs all three projects as well as the Multi media production company ARMComm / Anterior Research Media Communications.
15 Apr. 2022
SUNS OF ARQA
REVELATION XVI I
NEXT FULL MOON MAY 16
We are very pleased to present our new release by Suns of Arqa, Revelation XVII.
The music is a compilation of some of our favorite old Sun of Arqa's tracks. It was mixed by Youth and Adrian Sherwood, and mastered by Eroc (drummer of Grobshnitt, and legend of sound exploration in our eyes).
We are beyond grateful to have had the privilege of working on this record with Michael Wadada, Suns of Arqa visionary and front man, over the past year and to share in this creation, which would be his final work in this form. We were heartbroken by his sudden passing in the midst of planning a U.S. tour for this album, and set it free now with love and honor.
OMNIA VINCIT AMOR
"And although the Great Spiritual being Michael Wadada has returned to source and his body to earth at our time, his music is alive and will continue to be a great force for higher spiritual realms and raising vibration through occult frequencies... Suns of Arqa will continue to raise the vibration of the hearts and minds of humanity"
– Angela aka Angel-Eye, Wadada's wife
"Acid Tabla" video by Brian Hyphen
NEXT FULL MOON MAY 16
27 Mar. 2022
Suns of Arqa – "Pablo's Lament"
Sleepers is pleased to announce our compilation release celebrating 40 years of
A GREAT DESIRE
CLICK BELOW TO PURCHASE THE ALBUM IN OUR STORE
You can also preview the title track, "A Great Desire " Here:
A slice of history. A slice of life. 40 years of history and almost from a forgotten dream this is a collection from ATTRITION's prolific heyday....
releasing albums, almost all on CD... as we thought we had seen the death of vinyl.... on labels in the USA (Projekt and Invisible) and Europe (Contempo and Hyperium).... Here is a selection of music from those times....many for the first time on vinyl...
Martin Bowes. Coventry. England. March 2021
Martin Bowes has dedicated his life to music, reflecting and exploring the depths and dualities that exist in each present moment through organic and electronic sound. Since 1981, he has collaborated as attrition with many artists, produced and engineered the work of others, and worked as a music educator at the University of Coventry.
As layered and diverse as ATTRITION's extensive discography is, it was darkwave before "darkwave" existed, and is always unmistakably ATTRITION.
A Great Desire is a compilation of outstanding tracks from 1986-2004- some never before on vinyl- in celebration of 40 years of ATTRITION.
"Dying for love
And this kind of fire inside
My blood is blind
I'm dining on a silent mind
And several other friends of mine"
– Martin Bowes
"Sister Teresa" from the new album A Great Desire
In loving memory of
Of Suns of Arqa
May his soul shine with the light of the absolute
out March 5th
SLPRS12 Ben Chapman- There's always One
Some old gems of Ben's have resurfaced from the archives thanks to Danny digging through his crates.
Ben grew out of the 1989 UK rave scene to dj, remix, produce and write for tons of artists from Prince to U2, djing around the world from Berlin to Buenos Aires.
These are his own tunes made in the Matrix studio in London in 1990, a hive of activity and talent, Massive Attack in the next room making Blue Lines, Mark E. Smith in another with The Fall, and Adrian Sherwood dubbing Tackhead in another!
gotta get it on vinyl to really hear it right, but you can get a taste of there's always one on soundcloud:
UPCOMING ON AURA EXPANSION
AEX04 Judd Stone and Jayde lee- Magic Spells
We couldn't be more excited to release Judd Stone’s latest album Magic Spells, Judd came out of the new wave scene in 1981 with onyx, a wildly ambitious project that is now regarded as a missing link. Magic Spells is Stone’s follow-up to Onyx and it will pull you dancing through a mystical seance.
Get a sample of Magic Spells on soundcloud:
Danny Hyde live at sleepers berlin
Danny is a master mixer and engineer. This is a wildly rich and organic arch of sound that we got to share with the crowd in berlin, september 2019
Can't wait to see you in 2021!
Treasures from the archives
Watch We Be Echo's video For "Push" made in 1985. It's beautifully spine-tickling...
It's a cosmic journey. . . Check out Steve Angstrom's Video for "Holographic fool" from Sleepers' 10th release, recovered Artifacts 93'-97'