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Laurence Pike at The Waiting Room

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For the best part of two decades Australian drummer, percussionist and composer, Laurence Pike has operated at the cutting edge of the electronic and jazz music worlds, releasing albums to critical acclaim and touring the world with his bands PVT (formerly Pivot), Triosk and Szun Waves, and featuring on numerous albums, tours and soundtracks as a collaborator. In Pike's solo project, he carves himself a moment of reflection. The calm in the eye of the storm. An ominous portent as the rocks appear on the horizon. His debut solo album Distant Early Warning is out on 30th March on The Leaf Label. The album is a series of solo performances for kit and sampler recorded live in a single day. It studiously avoids any rationalisation afforded by post-production hindsight. Pike uses technology in what he describes as an "intuitive way", building sound worlds to improvise within. What emerges is a sonic odyssey that creates its own space and weaves its own meanings. An album of shifting musical densities, colours, musical shapes within shapes leading to an as yet undisclosed destination.

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The Waiting Room

Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0LH
0207241 5511

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