'Mind-boggingly brilliant bonkers electronica' - Huw Stephens, 1FM
“Like a score written by Kraftwerk and Looney Tunes…slightly maddening and totally compelling…this lurchy, lovely…thing" – NME
'superb' - BBC Music
Gyratory System is a live/electronica project started by Andrew Blick (production, trumpet, sound treatments).
Featuring a range of musicians including live instrumentalists Robin Blick (reeds, brass) and James Weaver (bass, synthesiser) Gyratory System have released two critically acclaimed albums; 'The Sound-Board Breathes' in 2009 and 'New Harmony' in 2011.
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John Frum is available digitally and also in limited edition, numbered, handmade CD format (with two non digital bonus tracks) from Rare Breed Discs.
‘geniuses…nothing less than a thing of beauty’ - Artrocker
‘Brain tinglingly electrifying’ – NME
‘John Frum’ is the latest eruption from Gyratory System and its unique brand of ‘mind-bogglingly brilliant bonkers electronica’ (Huw Stephens, 1FM).
Live wind and brass instruments are meshed seamlessly with heavily processed electronics to bring us a musical account of the Messiah-figure ‘John Frum’, whose return is eagerly awaited on the South Pacific island of Tanna, Vanuatu.
A trace of the West German proto-electronica of Kluster/Harmonia can be detected in the track, perhaps if they were playing along with their Nigerian Afrobeat 1970s contemporaries.
The single is the first preview of material from the band’s third album, ‘Utility Music’, to which producer Andrew Blick is applying the finishing touches, working with band members Robin Blick and James Weaver.
‘Utility Music’ is a follow-up to last year’s critically lauded ‘New Harmony’, which Dazed and Confused called ‘another masterpiece of batshit crazy beats & pieces that will make your legs quiver and your eyebrows twitch with excitement’ (more press quotes below).
The b-side to ‘John Frum’ is the frenetic ‘1968’, while the physical release (limited to 100 copies), contains non-digital exclusive tracks.
‘the humanity applied to these difficult sounds is truly lovely’ - The Fly
‘I love this music…Gyratory System are hypnotic, spasmodic, lush. More fun than batting a battalion of Arcade Fire fans round the heads with the complete recorded works of Damo Suzuki’ – Everett True
‘If David Cronenberg had managed to create his own BBC Radiophonic Workshop to score his films, their music might have sounded something like Gyratory System…a collection of little jewels…it sounds like nothing else you’ll hear this year (or possibly any other year in fact).’ - The Quietus
‘The UK’s oddest but most satisfying dance group …an utterly individual sound that makes you feel like you’re going every-so-slightly unhinged’ - Stool Pigeon
Live Show – 20 August 2012 @ The Social – Little Portland Street, London