A Dream Across The Border
Midnight - 2am
After writing fanzines in the ’90s, I’ve been A&R-ing at FatCat since the label began, way back in 1997. These days I live in Portishead (nr. Bristol) and work from home, mainly looking after our 130701 imprint – the wing of the label based around adventurous artists using classical instrumentation in new ways, which has been home to the likes of Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, Ian William Craig, Clarice Jensen, etc.
Airing once a month, A Dream Across the Border is an extension of the world of 130701 – if anything, even more experimental and adventurous. Each show is lovingly assembled to create a deep, immersive journey through the borderlands; a weird n woozy collage exploring a diverse range of music from head-melting modular synthesis and minimalism to frazzled electronica; field recording-based composition to hypnotic African rhythms or haunting Cambodian folk song; wonky industrial or plunderphonic experiments to South American psychedelia; and all manner of curiosities beyond and between. Pieced together to fit the graveyard slot from midnight – 2am on a Saturday night, it’s music you might drift off to, or that might suddenly jerk you awake.
As your guide through the interzone, I’m that figure at the shadowy edge of the frame, beckoning you forwards. Take a chance and come follow me through the gap in the fence…