underground drone music scene having been a member of the mystical lo fi act A Band and worked on numerous collaborations with the extraordinarily talented Richard Youngs, noise acts Prick Decay, Simon Wickham Smith, Smell and Quim and The Universal Indians. Julian Bradley was half of the ultra-obscure duo The Negative Kite. Vibracathedral Orchestra started releasing music in 1999 with a CDR label of their own making which put out a number of obscurities that made their way to underground noise and avant garde circles the world over. By the middle of 2000 the group had releases popping up in ultra limited editions, with American labels VHF and Giardia both putting out albums their work became available a little more widely. Their affiliations with U.K.
underground heroes Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham Smith, Skullflower and Sunroof! got college radio and press looking to the U.K. indie scene again for inventive free-form music in the shadow of an electronica overdose to which the Vibracathedral Orchestra's organic music offered the perfect antidote. The CD Lino Hi appeared on Giardia records in 2000 and Versatile Arab Chord Chart on VHF while Freedom From and Roaratorio released limited vinyl only releases of their low-tech jamming. The ultra obscure self-released 10" EP Falling Free You and Me/Filling Sacks With Colored Scraps- although not officially a Vibracathedral Orchestra release- is one of the stellar recordings of the group members in different incarnations doing cosmic improvisations that sound similar to some of the early John Cale experiments released on Sunblinded Music. Fans of the underground scene that spawned the likes of the Dead C., Richard Youngs, Organum and Nurse With Wound will hear a logical progression in the sound of Vibracathedral Orcrestra who carry the mantle of noise and Minimalism into a new century. Read more on Last.fm.
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