Rodney Cromwell with Roman Angelos supporting in June
Recent Electronic Sound Live Session guest Rodney Cromwell is heading out on the road in June, bringing his lo-fi electronica show to the stage for his first headline tour, after dates supporting Blancmange and A Flock Of Seagulls. His most recent album, ‘Memory Box’ fused a European synthpop sensibility with a world of magical realism. Inspired as much by the literature of Alice in Wonderland and Franz Kafka as by its musical influences of classic new wave and synth artists like Kraftwerk, The Cure, Polyrock and the Factory Records roster. It was described in Electronic Sound as evoking a ”sense of loss and and the joy of rediscovery when you catch a whiff of the pop cultural swirl of vanished years, the sensation of coming across your faded teenaged handwriting on the J-card of a TDK D-90.”
Support comes from Roman Angelos from Brooklyn, New York. The Roman Angelos project was invented as a vehicle for producer Rich Bennett to explore his obsession with library recordings of the 60s and 70s. His two albums for Happy Robots were described as ‘a burst of sonic nostalgia’ and ‘insanely groovy’. Beyond the world of library electronica, Rich has been involved in a diverse group of musical projects, including the newly reunited outsider/60s proto-punk group THE SHAGGS and Brazilian funk group LIMONCELLO and east-coast shoegazers MAHOGANY. In the UK his fans include Stuart Maconie and Cerys Matthews on BBC6 Music.
8 June – Servant Jazz Quarters, London
9 June – Facebar, Reading
10 June – Just Dropped In, Coventry
11 June – Golden Lion, Todmorden
Tickets are available at: https://www.happyrobots.co.uk/tickets