Dial, Live in London

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Dial limns the fertile territory between abrasive noise and oddly meditative controlled chaos.

Jacqui Ham, a guiding force in primal No Wavers Ut , assembled Dial in the early 90s with Rob Smith (ex-God, guitars, drum machine), Dom Weeks (Furious Pig, Het) on bass & synthesizer, and Lou Ciccotelli (Eardrum) on drums.

The music is immense in both scale and space. Exploiting tape hiss and the pitted, low-end patina of electrical interference, what is initially apocalyptically skuzzy-sounding becomes, via droning repetition and haunted keening, nearly sepulchral. (By which I mean it’s pretty damn fantastic.)

The group play an all-too rare show this Thu, July 1 at London’s The Luminaire, Kilburn. Sperm Wails and some very special guests share the bill. I suggest you drop everything for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Buy tickets.

MP3Dial, “Inside B” (from Infraction, 1997)

MP3Dial, “Psychotrance” (from 168k, 2007)

DIAL, LIVE IN VENLO, THE NETHERLANDS

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2 Comments

  1. I haven’t heard Dial before (whom i’m checking out now), but that picture you posted with the story is exactly “oddly meditative controlled chaos.” So whoever picked that picture is genius…

  2. “Unforgettable” indeed! I last saw Ut perform live in 1986/87, great to see ’em back…

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