Bristol’s favourite multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale has always been evocative of particular atmospheres and landscapes, both real and imagined. In the second half of the gig, the band unveil a series of world premieres in the form of films created by ten different filmmakers to accompany their live performance. These include works by feature-film director Brett Harvey, BAFTA-winning animator Emma Lazenby, installation artists Kathy Hinde and Reuben Knutson, TV director Mark Taylor, cinematographer Adam J Laity, acclaimed visual artist John Minton (who’s worked with Portishead and Get The Blessing, amongst many others), cutting-edge Finnish-based dance-filmmaker John Collingswood, award-winning scriptwriter and filmmaker Ollie Cullen, and ‘architectural’ animator Peter Northcott.
The gig also sees the launch of the band’s long-awaited first VINYL release (of the album Palimpsest, recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Adrian Utley), some brand-new as-yet-unrecorded tunes, and the continuation of their collaboration with the ‘Kelston Laureate’, aka poet Jon Hamp.
Trinity Centre – The Trinity Anthem
The Trinity Anthem was written and produced by Adrian Utley and John Parish to raise money towards the essential repairs needed to the iconic Trinity Centre, Bristol. The Anthem was performed and recorded live at the Trinity Centre on Tuesday 4th April 2017 by Adian Utley, John Parish, Stig Manley, Hazel Winter, Alex Vann, Alex Lee, Alex Hogg , Ben Shillabeer, Deej Dhariwal, Charlie Romijn, Jim Barr and Tim Allen – our sincere thanks go to all of the musicians who contributed to the recording and performance
Donations from the Trinity Anthem will support the £750,000 cost of essential repairs to the iconic Trinity towers and the building, including the long-neglected but beautiful stained glass windows. You can support Trinity’s Conservation project by text ROOF31 £5/£10/£20/£50 to 70070, or visit www.3ca.org.uk/about/support-us
Kath Bloom will issue This Dream Of Life on March 10. With the release date approaching, MAGNET is proud to bring Bloom’s new video to your eyes. Black-and-white home movies play alongside the tender, moving “Just Can’t Make It Without You.” Three angles at once, each frame reveals a different scene in a single room—people at all stages of life.
Shot in July 2016, in Bern.
A passenger tunnel joining footpaths next to the river.
More to come from my few days with Mario later in the year.
Bristol-based four piece Get The Blessing have revealed the video for single Conch, given a visual makeover by filmmaker John Minton.
Still with their original line up of Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone Get The Blessing formed more than 15 years ago. Despite breaks to work on other projects they’ve built a solid following around their signature joyously sponteneous and infectious beats.
Conch is the latest in a long line of Get The Blessing tracks to be given a visual treatment by John Minton, known for his experimental, lo-fi, and hallucinatory style. He’s created videos for Noel Gallagher and live visuals for Portishead on tour among his other work.
Expect humour and eclectic repertoire as we bring together a multitude of Moogs with ‘the nation’s ukulele orchestra’ _ in an unprecedented double-bill. The synth-pop of Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory joins extracts from Wendy Carlos’ _Clockwork Orange soundtrack and her ground-breaking Switched-On Bach album, followed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: a group who believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, before the Ukes and Moogs team up at the end for something new, surprising and delightful.
On 24, Jun 2016 | In Portishead | By JM
Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage opens with a video of Portishead’s haunting cover of Abba’s SOS, in tribute to Jo Cox.