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DESOLATE live VII - ft GAGARIN, Justin Paton & Afasai Yuri



Afasia Yuri

Afasia Yuri

Justin Paton

Justin Paton

£6 full // £4.50 concessions

Doors 7:30PM

Performance 8:30PM

The return of the experimental analogue electronic music night. featuring a broad range of styles from ambient to techno, and incorporating live av, sound and performance art. The event aims to bring a wide range of underground and under heard cutting edge and avant guard analogue electronics to DC.


Gagarin is the solo project of Graham “ Dids” Dowdall. He makes instrumental electronica that doesn’t adhere to any particular scene or style and draws on influences ranging from contemporary classical to techno and every point in between and beyond. The music is atmospheric, melodic and sometimes beaty.

Graham also creates more sound art focused work with an emphasis on using field recordings and other source material to create installation based pieces reflecting particular geographical or other environments. A particular obsession is birdsong and interfaces between rural and urban sound worlds. In 2014 he released a cassette Outside Broadcast through Touch’s Tapeworm imprint based on sounds sourced from analogue radios - a eulogy to that dying format. In 2016 he was commissioned to create 5 sound pieces for 5 hills in Surrey for project Inspiring Views .
Currently a member of avant rock legends Pere Ubu and Welsh-Iranian folktronica duo Roshi ft. Pars Radio, Gagarin has a long history of left-field musical promiscuity. Including a long period of collaboration with Nico ( Velvet Underground) and many dalliances along the way include John Cale, Ludus, Eric Random, Suns of Arqa, Band of Holy Joy, Low Bias, Zor Gabor and many more.

Yuri Afasia Yuri live

Now a days the definition of electronic music is not only existing genre,
especially, i have experienced that people has performed in various genre at many gigs in london.
I prefer field recordings and use them as like a small piece of picture in the sound track.
These sound pieces have a lot of faces. Texture and energies always reminds us something parts of the earth or universe, our fundamental memories, strange, we don’t know where it came from.
For me music is not only component of the material of sound energy.
I feel the music energy and visual energy in the same time.
So i always try to make new things and experiment., from the different viewpoint in genre.

Justin Paton live

Hi, I'm Justin Paton. I love and make Acid House influenced electronic music, using only hardware.

I first heard Acid House whilst parked outside a Portsmouth nightclub in 1988 when a tape was put on and out came Phuture's "We Are Phuture" and that was it for me! The special sound I loved came from a small synth called a 303 and I wanted one. 26 years later, I got one & found that I could make and improvise Acid House live, so now I play out as often as possible.

I've released a double vinyl 12", called "My Acid House", on MottoMotto Records & a bunch of download albums, mostly on Beauty & Disgust Records and one, "Acid, Acid Azarak" on Freaksville Records.

Plus the DESOLATE DJs MDM Chaos and Ben Polhill

Earlier Event: August 27
LIFE DRAWING at Deptford Cinema