Following the big success of our last 2 Sub-Culture lock-in sessions (Kode 9′s Burial set and The King Midas Sound DJ set) we are very excited to announce our 3rd lock-in this Saturday with Lucky Me’s Claude Speeed playing a live ambient set along side self made visuals!
As a guitarist and keyboardist for Scottish futurist math rock band, American Men, Claude Speeed has a knack for putting together shimmering synthetic sound environments. After Glasgow’s LuckyMe label (Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, etc) put out American Men’s debut ‘Cool World’ EP, Claude busied himself with his first solo record – a mixture of hyperactive drums and synths lost in a wall of sound that bears traces from Phil Spector to My Bloody Valentine. His singular approach to noise and groove also translated to remixes for like minded artists such as Kuedo, Brooklyners Dead Sands or playing guitar for labelmate Mike Slott’s latest album. His ambient works are absolutely stunning, mixing large synth soundscapes and drones with cut up vocals and samples as well as some live keyboard sections and his own vocals.
Here is how Claude describes the set he has prepared:
The plan is to play semi improvised versions of some ambient tracks I’ve been working on. I’m splitting up the audio from the originals into samples of the various parts, and then triggering them, sometimes in a similar order to the original but sometimes completely different to allow some room for mistakes or happy accidents. There’s also gonna be some live keyboards and processed vocals.