Deemer – Live At The Vortex

Release date: 1st December 2016 (cassette and digital album)

The second release by Deemer: a live set from the Vortex in 2015.

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Dee Byrne – alto saxophone, electronics
Merijn Royaards – electronics

Recorded by Ali Ward at The Vortex, London, on 6th December 2015.
Mixed and Mastered by Merijn Royaards.

Design and printmaking by Cath Roberts.

Luminous Label 2016 | LU004

Cassette and digital album available now.

Live At LUME Vol. 2

Release date: 29th June 2016 (CD and digital album)

LUME is a platform for original and improvised music run by musicians Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne. Our gigs feature artists from across the UK creative music scene and beyond, acting as a space for new work and experimental music-making. For the last three years we have been running gigs at venues around London. This is the second volume of our ‘Live At LUME’ fundraiser compilation album, in which we present a selection of tracks recorded at LUME gigs, donated by the artists. All proceeds from the album will go directly back into helping us continue to put on LUME concerts into 2017 and beyond.

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Tracks 1 and 4 recorded by Ali Ward.
Track 5 recorded by Saint Austral Sound.
Compiled by Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts.
Mastered by Alex Bonney.

Luminous Label 2016 | LU003

CD and digital album available now.

Sloth Racket – Triptych

Release date: 2nd May 2016 (CD and digital album)

Triptych is the debut album from Sloth Racket. The album is a suite of music in three parts, originally composed by Cath for Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015 (a Jazz North East performance that was the band’s first gig). The pieces were constructed as frameworks for improvisation, combining composed fragments with graphic notation to explore the balance between freedom and structure – and make the most of the exceptional improvisers who join her in Sloth Racket. After several gigs during 2015 the band got together to record a version of the pieces in November, at Limefield Studio in Manchester with John Ellis (Cinematic Orchestra) engineering. The resulting session, on a cold and rainy evening fuelled by coffee and pizza, produced three substantial tracks that range across musical territories from fiery free jazz, to minimal improv textures, to deep grooves.

The band embark on a UK tour to celebrate the release, with the album launch gig on 8th May 2016 at the Vortex Jazz Club, London, and a further batch of tour dates scheduled for the Autumn.

 

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Cath Roberts – baritone saxophone
Sam Andreae – tenor saxophone
Anton Hunter – guitar
Seth Bennett – bass
Johnny Hunter – drums

 

Compositions by Cath Roberts.

 

Recorded by John Ellis at Limefield Studio, Manchester, on 11th November 2015.

Mixed and mastered by Alex Bonney.
Design and printmaking by Cath Roberts.

 

Luminous Label 2016 | LU002

 

CD and digital album available now.

Deemer – Interference Patterns

Release date: 7th December 2015

Interference Patterns is the first album by Deemer, the long-running collaboration between Luminous co-founder Dee Byrne and sound artist Merijn Royaards. This is also the first studio album released on Luminous.

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Dee Byrne – alto saxophone, electronics
Merijn Royaards – electronics

Recorded by Tom Ward at Jamestown Road, London on 28th November 2014.

Mixed and mastered by Rico Garafalo at The Downlight Studio in December 2014.

Design and printmaking by Cath Roberts.

Luminous Label 2015 | LU001

CD and digital album available now.

Live At LUME

Release date: 6th July 2015 (CD and digital album)

LUME is an improvised/original/contemporary jazz/experimental music night in London. For the last two years we have been running weekly gigs in a few different venues, but mainly at Long White Cloud in Hoxton. These tracks were recorded live at LUME gigs, by the artists, using handheld recorders. As such they are bootlegs; but really nice ones polished up by the excellent Alex Bonney. The tracks have been donated to us by the artists, and all proceeds from the album will go directly back into helping us put on more LUME concerts. Support live music by, er, purchasing recorded music!

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Recorded by the artists.
Compiled by Cath Roberts.
Mastered by Alex Bonney.

Luminous Label 2015 | LU000

Digital album avaiable now. (CD sold out!)