Dhangsha / Nostril / Toby Hay
// Toby Hay //
“New Music for the 12 String Guitar showcases the Welsh instrumentalist’s glowing, intricate style”
— The Guardian
"I say it is full of human warmth, but it is also tinged with wildness, and this I think is the beauty of Toby Hay, and of New Music For The 12 String Guitar in particular: he is able to convey multiple different emotions and represent multiple objects or landscapes, often simultaneously, and all with nothing more than a single instrument. This is the sign of a master musician at work, and Hay certainly fits that description. It is only two years since his debut and he is already one of the finest guitarists of his generation."
— Folk Radio
“He has already developed a name for creating ethereal sounds that are rooted in a sense of place. It puts him within the wider explosion within the arts that is informed by a study of the natural world…. It’s dreamy, elusive, and appears to have all the time in the world.”
“These instrumentals are propelled by a restless breeziness that carries them beyond the familiar landscapes of folk…. A shimmering beauty.”
Music - https://tobyhay.bandcamp.com/
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/1aZAeosGQFUP3j46O8XnLW?si=VAviz9BeQiGrBoGa6Fr20w
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkXdaXtSXJs
// Nostril //
Augustin Bousfield of Gurgles, ex Mucky Sailor and Nope. Writer of surprisingly cheeryTV music and
synth improvisor as Lord Adonis as well as a member of AV noise skronk duo Splitty McCheeks.
Bousfield will be blending Fender Rhodes electric piano, loops, Accordion, bits and bobs, clumps of
Bradford stone, toys and bargain centre percussion all filtered through a big bin bag of FX.
Chris Bywater of Bywater & Creek Soundsmiths, ex Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, Transient V
Resident, ETA (Earth's Tilted Axis) with Steve Dinsdale of RMI/OUA, Vibration Whitefinger and
Juxtavoices antichoir . Chris also does live solo shows under his own name, and works as a core
member of Bradford Scratch Orchestra. He will be using laptop and synths and whatever his fancy
Krzysztof Hładowski has, over the years, played with A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The One Ensemble,
Scatter and his own group The Family Elan. His main instruments are Greek bouzouki and Turkish
elektrosaz, played through an array of pedals with varying degrees of (un)predictability.
// Dhangsha //
DHANGSHA the the electronic project of Aniruddha Das. His remit is to explore minimalism, repetition and fragmentation in sound. The name "Dhangsha" is from Bengali for 'destruction,' relating not only to the use of a RAT distortion pedal to give the illusion of damaged speakers, but a de-construction of ideas that do not have the best interests of people or communities at heart.