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.
Dial, “Inside B” (from Infraction, 1997)
Dial, “Psychotrance” (from 168k, 2007)
DIAL, LIVE IN VENLO, THE NETHERLANDS