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Saturday, 18 July 2015

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touched LIVE - July 18th 2015

touched LIVEAn evening of fine Electronic Music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.


18 July 2015



Somatic Responses

Somatic Responses The brothers John and Paul Healy, collectively known throughout the world as Somatic Responses, are still native residents of a small industrial mining community snugly located in the south-west region of Wales. Somatic Responses are into complex dislocated & broken beats, distorted intelligent constructions, fascinating sonic structures, force and sweetness intertwined.

Unlike the break-heavy, jungle sounds of their contemporaries, Somatic Responses have remained more experimental, sounding closer to the acid-laced Braindance outcrop of artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin.

Somatics have created an extensive discography over the years on legendary imprints such as Hymen, Ad Noiseam and Acroplane, but in 2010 the boys created their own label, Photon Emissions, which in 2014 alone saw them release 5 full length albums of Somatic Responses material. You can find all those releases on their Bandcamp page.


RootsixHaving produced electronic music for half his time on this Earth, Si Mills has watched the electronic music scene meander its path through the underground, into the mainstream and back full circle. Whilst sticking firmly to his roots of Chicago acid-house, deep Detroit techno and electro, he has created his own unique sound as Rootsix.

With releases on Pimp, Ai Records, Mnemonic & Corpid, Rootsix has found a natural home with Concrete Plastic, becoming more involved with the inner workings of the label, he is an integral part of the Brighton-Pembrokeshire alliance.

When he’s not writing music for release, Si also produces music for adverts, trailers, web sites and short films under the name We Make Sound.
He uses a combination of technology in his studio; both cutting-edge and dusty-and-antiquated, but his real passion is for 50s/60s British musical laboratory equipment – complete with the white coats...

Andy Wheddon and Friends

Andy WheddonAndy Wheddon is an electronic musician, a sound designer and audio artist. He is part of the Concrete Plastic label, which he co-runs from his home in Pembrokeshire.

His music is created with an assortment of synthesisers, circuit-bent toys, field recordings and computers. He takes elements of drum ‘n bass, techno, glitch, drone and ambient and deconstructs them; creating microscopic textures layered with distant echoes of blues, jazz and musique concrète.

Andy has worked with many notable artists and institutions over the years: from entomologists to glass artists, museum curators and software designers; Andy has collaborated on projects with, amongst others: Ron Geesin, the Science Museum, Soniccouture, National Museum Wales, Yamaha synthesisers and the creators of Ableton Live 9.


PausalPausal is the audio and visual art project of Alex Smalley and Simon Bainton, both from Hampshire, UK. They have released their music on labels such as Barge Recordings, Students of Decay, Own Records and Infraction. Individually, Alex has released several works under his Olan Mill guise and Simon has released on Hibernate Records.

The duo's music has been described as "billowing, vaporous, and cloud-like", "a shimmering haze of humid ambience and sparkling field recordings", "a colourful, yet ghostly, world of slow-moving, rejuvenating sound".

Their live shows are a complete immersive experience, utilising large scale visuals created by the band. They have performed across the UK and in Europe supporting artists such as Grouper, Mountains, Stars of the Lid, Chihei Hatakeyama and Greg Haines.

Quiet Noise

Quiet NoiseUtilizing electronically manipulated found sound and customized instruments, Quiet Noise cultivates a tension between careful spacious textures and clumsy plucked ticks. The aim is to present life as a fractured beauty. Composer and multi instrumentalist Adam Wilkinson applies years spent as a sound engineer to a large and well ordered collection of things that make noise. His compositions have ended up on nature documentaries, short films and the albums of MC’s who think different.

In March 2014 he was Bethan Elfyn’s BBC Introducing act of the week. Radio Wales’ Adam Walton called his sound “evocative” and says he “would like to live inside Quiet Noise’s music.” ‘Audible Life’, the 2nd album from Quiet Noise, was released on Audiobulb in February 2015. Louder Than War described it as “an album that creeps inside the mind and lingers long after listening.”

Tickets from 'Theatr Gwaun' Box Office. Further info at - (01348) 873 421.

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