Things that weren’t terrible in 2012, in no particular order:

Berberian Sound Studio (x100), Andy Stott – Luxury Problems, The Outer Church, Shifted – Crossed Paths, Bela Tarr’s Turin Horse, Dredd, The Illuminatus Trilogy, Forward Strategy Group – Labour Division, The ERC 1612 Underture, X-TG – Desertshore/Faet Narok, Glyn Dillon’s The Nao of Brown, Morrison and Burnham bringing it wholesale with Batman Inc., fires and rum out in the country, John Dies At The End, Marconi’s Shipwreck seeming to hit quite a few people’s buttons, the perpetual influence and legacy of Coil and Broadcast, Pye Corner Audio, finally watching F for Fake, Julia Holter – Ekstasis, Maria Minerva – Will Happiness Find Me?, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Bill Drummond’s At The Age Of 59, getting into Deleuze + Guittari’s Mille Plateaus, the Flex Mentallo trade finally existing, the Silence! podcast, getting a job at DCA, Sightseers, seeing Stalker on the big screen for the first time, general Broken20 ness and all the artists and people we’ve worked with and have bought stuff, written nice things and generally been supportive towards our activities.

I’m not entirely convinced there’s more but there probably is. Cheers to everyone that’s been supportive of music and art business this year, it’s genuinely meant a lot, here’s to 2013 being less blergh.

Oh, and I could really do with doing a ¬†few more gigs this coming year – I’m pretty cheap, will generally perform for travel, a few rums and a sofa to sleep on, my wack chat is optional. Drop me a line if you want me to come play for you, also prepared to quite enjoyably indulge in themed commissions etc.


The Slow Collapse Of Dawn

So throughout 2012 it turns out that I’ve written/built/performed/recorded around 6.5 hours of original audio (according to the things that have ended up in my iTunes anyway). To draw some sort of line under this latest chapter of things, I thought I’d put together a curated album’s worth of recent sculptural explorations into internal and conjectured space and as with The Machine Was Already Singing, just put it out there, for free, in an act of ritual exorcism. You can stream or download it below.

The Slow Collapse Of Dawn by Erstlaub


This Wednesday evening sees the opening of 12/12/12 an exhibition of works in progress from MFA in Hub 1, level 5 of the Matthew Building, DJCAD, Dundee.

Join us for an opportunity to see work produced in the first semester of the MFA, some light libations and a chance to meet the artists.

I will be exhibiting The Machine Was Already Singing in as cinematic a format as the space allows, A Map Of Non-Space #1 and a pair of artist publications from the last few months. Hope to see you there.