Stuart Chalmers and Claus Poulsen
…. is a meeting between two very active serial collaborators from UK and Denmark. Chalmers is looping tapes scavenged from the landfill of time and makes trance meditations on the Swarmandal and using electronics. Poulsen has been doing all kinds of sound experiments, but now concentrates on bowed cymbal, toy synth, effects, tapes and loops.
Although their musical output vary wildly, the music they make together is very focused stylistcally, a kind of contemporary “fifth world” music, which is imagined IMAGINED world music. The idea is that you don’t have to live in a very far away and spiritual place to make mesmerizing music that has atmosphere and… spirit.
They have released one cassette on the UK label Invisible City in 2018, “the universe unmasked”. They are now playing their first gigs together:
6. november Hogwash #27, Wharf Chambers, Leeds
7. november Fuse art gallery, Bradford