vibracathedral orchestra (a/k/a VCO)
Highly prolific drone improvisers from Leeds, boasting incendiary performances since the 90s. Julian Cope is a fan, his essay on the group may be read at his Head Heritage website, and Thurston Moore of sonic youth invited them to play All Tomorrow's Parties in 2004. Their music is available through many key underground labels, including VHF Records, Giardia, Eclipse, U-Sound, Qbico, Textile and Freedom From. They have released split singles with Low & The Telescopes and have twice been featured in session on Resonance FM, given an hour long slot each time. Although very much a fixed unit of Mick Flower, Bridget Hayden, Neil Campbell, Julian Bradley and Adam Davenport, the line-up has been occasionally augmented by the likes of Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof & Hototogisu), Richard Youngs and Tom Greenwood (of Jackie-O Motherfucker). A new album, Wisdom Thunderbolt, featuring Chris Corsano (Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Bjork), Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) and Matthew Bower as guests, is out now on VHF. This track features Alex Neilson of Tight Meat Duo/ Directing Hand/ Bonnie Prince Billy on drums. website.