The Path (April ’20)
Alex Spiers is an experienced DJ and non-musician originally hailing from Bellshill, Scotland.
After relocating to Liverpool in 2002, he co-founded the HIVE collective (2003-2015), a group of audio and visual artists that have been at the forefront of developing innovative electronic music and performance in the city. He is an original member of the psych noise collective Bonnacons of Doom and provided DJ support for a diverse range of artists like Optimo, Ben Frost, Jah Wobble, Alva Noto, The Bug, Fennesz, David Holmes, Philip Jeck and many more. He has also played at venues and events across the UK such as Sub Club (Glasgow), The Kazimier and Tate Gallery for the Turner Prize in 2008. He is a keen participant in the arts and is a regular contributor to The Dark Outside, singing in Bill Drummond’s final The 17 choir as well as performing in the Speed of Light for NVA.
The Path is a guided tour through an eclectic mix of soothing and unique electronic sounds. Alex likes a good theme and occasionally invites special guests to share their knowledge and passion. A lover and collector of the black stuff, so expect hiss dirt and crackle to add to the soundscape. Ready for a walkabout?
This month Alex shares a selection of familiar found sounds, snippets of dialogue and soothing electronic ambience to massage the mind, during this sun drenched lockdown. Lie down and float on.
Allotment Sounds recorded 17th April 2020 at 6.30am
Nurse With Wound – Funeral Music Perez Prado (PDO, 1996)
Current 93 with Nick Cave – Partiprassan (Durto, 1996)
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy – Starcloud (Spectrum Spools, 2015)
Gamelan Pacifica – In a Landscape (What Next, 1994)
William Basinski – disintegration loop 1.1. (Edit) (Temporary Residence, 2014)
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion of Time (Phantasy, 2020)
Peter Zummo – The Tape is Chill (Optimo Music, 2016)
Jorge Reyes & Steve Roach – Sorcerers Temple (Timeroom Edition, 2000)
Charlemagne Palestine – Jamaica Heinekens in Brooklyn (edit) (Barooni, 1999)
Sparky – Loop 1.1 (unreleased)
Psychic TV -Just Drifting (Some Bizzare, 1982)
Robert Strachan – Street Voices Liverpool One July 2008
Stars of the Lid – Requiem for Dying Mothers (Kranky, 2001)
Arnold Dreyblatt & Orchestra of Excited Strings – High Life (edit) (Hat Art, 1988)
Conet Project – Lincolnshire Poacher (Irdial, 1997)
KLF – 3am Somewhere out of Beaumont (KLF, 1990)
David Shire – The Conversation Theme ( Paramount, 1974)
Fripp and Eno – Evensong (Editions E.G, 1975)
Conrad Shnitzler – Ballet Statique (MM, 1978)
Psyche- Neurotic Behaviour (Planet E, 1993)
Zoviet France – Gris (No mans Land, 1985)
Psychic TV – Message from the Temple (Some Bizzare, 1982)
Molly Nilsson – Hey Moon (Night School, 2018)