GARETH SAGER’S SOLO PIANO ALBUM ’88 TUNED DREAMS’ OUT NOW


‘Abbey Road…The walls reverberated with the ghosts of Vladimir Horowitz, The Dark Side, Ringo, The Piper at the Edge, Harry Potter, OK Computer, Pablo Casals, Expresso Bongo, Echoes of Fela’s London Scene, Truth, Thunderbirds are Go. Here was my chance to add to this story so 88 Tuned Dreams later and fourteen of them are here, for groovers to film flies to, slumber well past the work hour to, have Rimbaudesque adventures to, whatever you want to do, these tracks are for you. For anyone who can dig the darkest recesses of Leonard Cohen to the lightest butterfly moments of Satie. Enjoy, thank you all. Luv GS’ Gareth Sager, October 2017

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AUTUMNS ANNOUNCES ‘DYSLEXIA TRAX’ EP ON BELFAST LABEL TOUCH SENSITIVE

 

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AUTUMNS – DYSLEXIA TRACKS

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Released: Friday 3rd November 2017

Autumns is the solo project of Christian Donaghey from Derry, Northern Ireland.

Following several releases on Downwards and Clan Destine and hot on the heels of his debut LP, ‘Suffocating Brothers’, the ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ EP sees Autumns deliver 5 tracks and 38 minutes of brutal beauty for Touch Sensitive.

Aligning itself closely to his recent devastating live performances – where snares (and belts) crack like whips and synthesizers “wriggle like a fucking eel” – ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ completes Autumns’ journey from his post-punk beginnings to producing some of the tautest and toughest electronic music we’ve heard in some time.
From the Hidden Reverse of Whitehouse and Throbbing Gristle to the futurism of Drexciya, Underground Resistance and other Detroit dons, Autumns sucks up influence and spits it out onto the darkest, sweatiest, haze-filled dance floors.

Alongside progressive appearances on cult labels and an acclaimed collaboration with renowned techno experimentalist Samuel Kerridge at the 2016 edition of Paris Fashion Week, Donaghey’s restless work ethic has seen him share stages in Europe and the US with The KVB, Lust For Youth, Beak>, Silent Servant & DVA Damas.

Autumns will play an extensive run of shows throughout Europe in support of ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ and his debut album.

Tracklist

1. Self Consumed
2. Headache Tablet
3. You’re A Right Useless Cunt Aren’t You
4. City Secrets
5. Distorted Thinking

AUTUMNS SUBURBAN AVENUE #62

Autumns contributes a mix to the Suburban Avenue podcast series

The Pop Group into Aphex Twin through Russell Haswell, Factory Floor, Phuture, The Fall & many more

BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE PREMIERE GARETH SAGER ‘OBLONG MALFUNCTIONS’ VIDEO

‘The Big Takeover is proud to premiere “Oblong Malfunctions,” the first video from the debut solo piano album from Gareth Sager, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and the founding member of The Pop Group, Rip Rig & Panic, and Head. The album, titled 88 Tuned Dreams, will be released through Freaks R Us on October 6th.

88 Tuned Dreams is an extraordinary affirmation of the liberated punk ideals that have continually inspired Sager throughout his career. Evoking a liminal world of uncanny yet warm atmospherics, the album is pervaded by impressionistic contemplation, revealing the roots of Sager’s early connection to the works of Erik Satie, Frédéric Chopin, and Claude Debussy.’

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AUTUMNS OFFICIAL BANDCAMP

The Official Autumns Bandcamp is now live and fully updated.

All the latest compilation tracks, remixes and releases on Downwards Records, Phormix & Clan Destine Records.

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PREMIER GUITAR INTERVIEW GARETH SAGER AS PART OF POST-PUNK GUITAR ANTIHEROES

‘I just developed my own individual voice. It’s no better than anybody else. It’s just me and you can hear when I’m playing it. The conceptual stuff I got from John Cage was enormous. That really was the thing that allowed me to ask something like, “What’s wrong with hitting the guitar with a bottle?” All noise can be created into music if it’s arranged in whatever way you feel possible.’

Gareth Sager interviewed in Premier Guitar as part of a ‘Post-Punk Guitar Antiheroes’ feature, alongside Andy Gill (Gang Of Four) & Keith Levene (The Clash / Public Image Ltd)

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PHORMIX COMPILATION LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS FEATURING AUTUMNS OUT NOW

‘We are pleased to announce the release of our second cassette compilation ”Light Of Consciousness”. A 72-minute compilation, limited to 100 black cassettes with inserts. 14 tracks from 19 artists around the globe find their place in PHXT02. The aesthetics vary from experimental industrial sounds, field recordings and all the way to slow and energetic drum machine rhythms. The ebm textures and fast tripping arpeggiating elements will hypnotize the listener. Tracks by, Black Seed, Maoupa Mazzocchetti, Helena Hauff – Morah, Venus Volcanism & In Atlas, Boiler, FAOSA, Restive Plaggona, Kerri LeBon, Alex Barnett, Autumns, Expropriation, Free Piece Of Tape, Magdalena’s Apathy, respectively.’

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POST-PUNK.COM PREMIERE AUTUMNS ‘NO MORE LUXURY’ VIDEO

‘The partially demagnetized lo-fi vhs styled video for the track No More Luxury, a track laden with a hypnotic railgun of EBM styled beats and Industrial Noise field recordings that hints at the projects post-punk and shoegaze origins. To those not reading nor watching the video above, this is a track surely to be high on the list of club patrons approaching the DJ to ask: “WTF did I just dance to!?”’

Love this write up by Post-Punk.com who premiere the video for ‘No More Luxury’.

Taken from ‘Suffocating Brothers’ the debut full length by Autumns, out on Clan Destine Records September 23rd.

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