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Post Abortion Stress, Wounded Knee, The Laurel Tree in GSOE 23

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Post Abortion Stress (aka Robert Pepper), Brooklyn based artist, will show some of his new film with live music as one stop of his UK tour. Joining his set, London based musician King Seesar (aka Will Connor).

Edinburgh based vocal experimental legend Wounded Knee will be another highlight of the night.

GSOE old friend laptop musician and pianist, The Laurel Tree, will gear up again with her granular minor structure of happy listening for us.

£3 Entry, 8pm, 3rd Sep
The Canon’s Gait

Notice!! GSOE will change to a new venue for this event for a more isolated and quieter listening space for people want to enjoy. Also a recent upgrade, GSOE now is geared with a set of Mackie PA system.
Where is the Canon’s Gait bar


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25/08/2008 at 11:37 am

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GSOE in WTCDTD and Cameo Noise Cinema

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Tonight (Friday 22nd), Eaten By Children (aka Rob Hart) & Pixelmechanic (aka Jules) will be playing at Forest Cafe in the upstairs space as part of the What They Could Do They Did festival… should be onstage about 9pm…

Tomorrow (Saturday 23rd), Start from 7pm, in Forest Cafe, there will be a laptop performance relay.
It includes:

As a perfect timing, There will be another interesting event in later night of Saturday.

A night of experimental improv sound and visuals in the oldest cinema screen in Scotland featuring live performances by

TOWERING BREAKER (London / Glasgow)
OPEN EYE DUO (Manchester / Lyon)
USURPER (Leith / Toll X)

Saturday 23rd August
Doors 11pm (will start sharp, approx 11.10, so get there early)
Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, 38 Home Street, Tollcross

Tickets are £5 and are available NOW at the Cameo box office or online at

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22/08/2008 at 2:37 pm

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Mach Nausea Festival 2008

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Saturday, 16th August

The Radiation Line
Stirling, Falkirk
Experimental sonic contingent from central Scotland, with folk and drone metal leanings.

Fordell Research Unit
Uplifting and powerful drone work outs from Fraser Burnett

Miniscule free-noise hissy-fits and broken instrument scrape/squeal, brought to you by Ali and Malcy of Giant Tank.

Harsh, japanoise inspired depravity from the infamous At War With False Noise label.

Kylie Minoise vs Nackt Insecten
A brutal clashing of two west coast titans, Lea Minoise of (Kovorox Sound) and Ruraidh Insecten (Sick Head tapes)

Three-man heaviosity unit, slop up ladels of clattering out-rock and free-noise.

Mills and Boon
Analogue synth deconstruction from two sound techie’s that should know better!

Sunday, 17th August

Eaten by Children
From London.
Feedback, static and Flicker Merchant

Vars of Litchi
Glasgow based duo, noise rock, improvisation, with
crunchy /looped guitar, drum & vocal. Dynamic, Rhythmical.

Blackened drone duo from the murky depths of Edinburgh’s crypts, on Aurora Borealis records

Offaly, Ireland
Offaly, Ireland. The ambient drone side project of Irish ultra doom heavies Wreck Of The Hesperus, Wereju deviated from the mothership bigtime, their take on the slow and low a whole ‘nother beast entirely, and then even not all that beastly. It wasn’t massive or heavy or sludgey, instead it was dreamy and mysterious, the low end more soothing than corrosive. There were definitely some intense moments, but for the most part, the sound of Wereju was a gorgeous blackened late night shimmer.

Dave Meckin
Sound designer, Instrument maker. He will be brought by his three recent designed machines for a mechanical, acoustical, electrical manifesto.

Simon Whetham
The sounds of the rainforest replayed in high definition.
As a artist using field recordings as compositional materials, Simon worked with Scanner and Francisco Lopez.
His work using field recordings from the Mamori Sound Project, a two week residency based in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, is to feature in an installation at the Eden Project in Cornwall and he has recently been commissioned to produce an interactive installation by Creative Labs and the University of York.

Noise-hop ruffians based in Edinburgh. Electro-acoustic, political, chemical reaction.

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14/08/2008 at 12:00 am

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Website, browse problem, and one strange day

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GSOE website has been in little problem, visitor sometimes need to refresh their web brower once to load it fully working. Sorry about this little confusing.
Web admin will look into this thing soon, hope to get it solved.

And on Analytic record, 1st August, there was 95 visit. Astonashing. Highest record ever happened and weird.

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12/08/2008 at 1:18 am

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