February 24, 2006

Scrubber Fox live @ STFU LEEDS / UK

STFU Leeds - Friday 17th and 18th March At The Common Place 23-25 Wharf Street Leeds LS2 7EQ

http://www.stfumusic.org/
http://www.thecommonplace.org.uk/

• Friday 7pm - 2am - £3 - 5 sliding scale • Saturday 12pm - 2am - £4 - 6 sliding scale • Weekend Ticket - £6 -10 sliding scale • plus £1 to join the common place if you're not a member.

This March sees the STFU collective roll in to Leeds to put on an event at The Common Place, a fantastic social centre in the heart of the city. Planned events include workshops on binaural sampling, films and documentaries and over twenty live performances from artists from all over the world. With current electronic music being so diverse, the programme is a reflection of this; drone artists such as Nanospherecomplex and critically acclaimed minimal techno from DNCN perform alongside precision beat mungers such as Batfinks and Skeski. The event will cover established acts from labels such as Rock Action - to people who may be playing their first gig. Highlights will include performances by Leeds own electronica boy wonder Random Number, an exploration of live sampling by Model Fighter and rising underground talents Scrubber Fox, Paperball and Millicent. STFU is a non-profit European wide electronic arts collective. Initially meeting on the internet through forums such as em411, the collective has gained members and momentum in the "real" world. With no hierarchy, collective members are free to put on an event in their local town and call upon a rich pool of talented producers, musicians and visual artists to play at the event. STFU has already put on successful festivals in Manchester and Glasgow in 2005.

Schedule Friday • 12.20 - 1.00 Barbarian • 11.40 - 12.20 Skeksi • 11.00 - 11.40 Random Number • 10.20 - 11.00 Quip and Replete • 9.40 - 10.20 Hands and Fingers • 9.00 - 9.40 Gareth Brown • 8.20 - 9.00 Midwich • 7.40 - 8.20 Nanospherecomplex • 7.00 - 7.40 Agriculture Saturday • 01.40 - 02.20 Millicent • 01.00 - 01.40 Scrubber Fox and Paperball • 12.20 - 01.00 DNCN • 11.40 - 12.20 Batfinks • 11.00 - 11.40 DJ Ghettoblast • 10.20 - 11.00 Ufoel and Moriarty • 9.40 - 10.20 Mookid • 9.00 - 9.40 KidQuaalude • 8.20 - 9.00 Model Fighter • 7.40 - 8.20 Indigo Mews • 7.00 - 7.40 Bla • 6.20 - 7.00 Nesh • 5.40 - 6.20 Gypsiesdog • 5.00 - 5.40 Genjutsushi DJ Sneaky playing not-tronica between sets 12pm - 4 pm Films and Workshops in the afternoon. • Moog documentary • STFU - The Documentary Workshops • Sense or This - Binaural Sampling • Audiomulch - Modular Software for a brighter tomorrow

February 23, 2006

Scrubber Fox album reviewed on Infratunes.com

Renard des sables au funky chaud brûlant, renard polaire aux ambiances boréales, renard chenapan à la recherche de petits glitchs à muloter, Scrubber Fox sait faire preuve d'une grande ruse pour passer d'une empreinte sonore à l'autre. Il titille avec intelligence votre sensibilité pour les sonorités oldschool au point de vous en faire perdre le camembert du bec, et n'hésite pas à faire glapir ses vieux synthés vintage pour le plus grand plaisir de vos oreilles dressées toutes droites devant les enceintes. Son album se terre dans un breakbeat electro-acoustique malin-coquin petit ours brun, tout en pointant de temps à autres le museau vers d'autres pistes plus ambiantes. Emouvant, drôle, kitschounet et groovy, il montre une palette d'influences aussi variée que les possibilités de formes que peut prendre une goutte de vin en s'écrasant sur un treillis de chasseur. Les rythmiques, par moment trébuchantes de manière très Aphex Twin, accompagnent des voix scratch-cut-breakées venues caqueter leur désespoir, conférant de la sorte aux morceaux une petite touche décalée pas désagréable. Les basses se veulent rebondissantes et pleines d'entrain ou s'étalent au contraire dans une distortion jungle infrasonore. L'air de piano très touchant qui vient ouvrir et conclure l'album se mute régulièrement en orgue seventies. Il est étonnant de voir que malgré la diversité des procédés, l'album sait garder une cohérence à toute épreuve et se forge une identité qui lui est propre. D'une manière générale, cet album mérite de figurer dans vos trophées de chasse. Scrubber Fox sait flairer les gimmicks croustillants, les nappes mélodiques savoureuses, les kebabs au poulet, et réussi le tour de force d'allier ludique et mélancolique sans que le mélange en perde sa saveur. Bref, Ruffled Muffle est une petite gourmandise qui risque de vous faire perdre votre insatiable appétit pour les nuggets sauce béchamel. Chroniqué par Tehanor.

http://www.infratunes.com/chronique-album_22182_Scrubber%20Fox_Ruffled%20Muffle.html

February 21, 2006

Scrubber Fox Ruffled Muffle album of the week on Norman Records !!!!

Scrubber Fox - Ruffled Muffle - me004CD, album of the week on Norman Records (UK)

"Gary from Wigan is Scrubber Fox. Part of Manchester's Hippocamp crew. He had a track on the Skam Cats compilation last year. And he always pops up up on electronic music forums and stuff. His debut album 'Ruffled Muffle' is an accomplished piece of work to say the least. Covering a variety of styles and with a real ear for melody and some sick beat programming this will appeal to fans of Aphex Twin/ Rephlex/ Skam and is my album of the week.
Highly recommended fresh electronica. Invest now.."

BUY IT NOW : http://www.normanrecords.com/reviews.php

February 14, 2006

Scrubber Fox - Ruffled Muffle - me004CD OUT NOW !!

Scrubber Fox - Ruffled Muffle album - me004CD tracklisting :

Frost nips
Chubber J
Wigan Chunx
Shorts Inside
Riffington + Rowferman
Chedmo
Don'tGring your Ting
Concerhertion
Wide Berth
Gazstatic
Look who it is?
Coder, codes, cods
Piss, cats, boilers and bogs
Fine ass
Outside & Inside
What is the point?

"The debut of mr fox is a journey through the mind of a true music fan. Taking cues from old school rave, the cut and paste dexterity of music concrete, industrial brutality, acoustic minimalism and whole new forms of music i didn't know existed. Scrubber turns out a lovingly crafted record that is as much a homage to the music that he so obviously loves as it is to the person who made it. " Ben Quip

March 8th is the official release date via La Baleine our French Distributor but you can purchase Scrubber Fox - Ruffled Muffle album - me004CD following these links :

UK : Norman Records
FR : AS Corpus Shop

Soon!!! a Boomkat distribution

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Scrubber Fox live + Ghislain Poirier - Paris / OPA BAR - March 3th 2006
Scrubber Fox live + Feyd - Bruxelles / Mediaruimte - March 4th 2006

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