Following their debut release Horizons/Rapture via Blood & Biscuits last year, Brighton psychedelic math-rock three piece The Physics House Band have scored the whole production of Mafia, a play by Sleeping Trees which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival tonight.
The Physics House Band
Mafia was previously showcased with two sold out performances, one as part of Brighton Fringe Festival and a separate London performance.
The Physics House Band are a progressive jazz-fusion band based in Brighton. Their latest record Horizons/Rapture catapulted them to success. The band have recently returned from a whirlwind European tour and Mafia is their first experience of creating theatre.
Sleeping Trees have been making work for the past four years, creating hilarious re-tellings of classic stories without bothering to reread them. They are currently performing The Sleeping Trees Treelogy in Pleasance Below at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The two trios have known each other for over ten years and, having found individual success in theatre and music, are excited to join forces to celebrate a film genre they love. They wanted to see what would happen when you put a live score into a comedy theatre show. The result is a hilarious, action packed 50-minutes complete with live sound effects, lashings of hair gel and plenty of Marlon Brando impersonations.
Part gig, part comedy show, Sleeping Trees and The Physics House Band combine to make a truly unique show.
Following the off the wall debut release Horizons/Rapture via Blood & Biscuits last year, Brighton psychedelic math-rock three piece The Physics House Band present their brand new Horizons/Rapture: Remixed EP, which is available to stream and download in full and for free now.
The new remix record is an EDM led journey of joyous re-discovery, crafted by seven forward thinking artists and producers including Ital Tek, Three Trapped Tigers and My Panda Shall Fly, all delivering their own interpretations of The Physics House Band’s widely revered debut EP tracks.
The psychedelic experimental instrumentalists hailing from Brighton have made waves nationwide among the math-rock elite, jazz enthusiasts, tech savvy producers and the psychedelic old guard a-like since their debut back in April 2013. A whirlwind nine months of live brain warping include shows with Alt-J, Mono, Bosnian Rainbows, Jaga Jazzist, tour with 65 Days of Static plus their own 28 day headline run.
Speaking about the new EP, The Physics House Band said: “We’re all into a lot of different styles of electronic music and were eager to hear other people re-imagine the themes we’d created on Horizons/Rapture.
“As it’s instrumental music it was very easy for people to do so without feeling like they had to retain a main hook. The process was simple ‘Here are some sounds, do what you will’…and it’s amazing to see what people delivered. We’ve got some friends on there and also some amazing electronic producers we love including Ital Tek and My Panda Shall Fly.”
You can catch The Physics House Band live on the following dates:
13 Feb LEICESTER Bishop Street Church
15 Feb LONDON Electrowerkz
4 April BARCELONA Aloud Music Festival
2 May LEICESTER Handmade Festival
Brighton prog-psych-rock band The Physics House Band are releasing their debut EP on April 15 through Pink Mist label Blood & Biscuits.
Their debut EP titled Horizons/Rapture is a 26 minute prog-rock psychedelic masterpiece. The EP consists of six different tracks all showcasing a perfect blend of musical styles, moods and aural textures. Despite the band members only being in their early 20s, their style of music spreads way beyond their years. Taking influences from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, The Physics House Band produce music that is mature and developed. Blending the psychedelic 60s with the prog years of the 70s and adding in just a pinch of tech metal from the 80s and 90s post-rock, The Physics House Band’s experimentation of music ends up with them producing filmic compositions which burst at the seams.
The Physics House Band
The Physics House Band have been compared to the likes of Yes. Their music definitely does sound like something from the 70s prog-rock era, it’s a sound that gradually faded but now it’s back.
Kick-starting the EP is ObeliskMonolith which is like a punch in the face, there’s no avoiding this track. Hollow Mountain is track three and is a pleasant, relaxing blend of sweeping tones and gentle riffs. It’s cafe music. Teratology sees the EP pushed back into full swing. With a mild beginning, Teratology suddenly becomes one of the more aggressive tracks on the EP. The Spectral Beyond is the shortest track on Horizons/Rapture consisting of a beautiful, soulful piano piece.
Horizons/Rapture is a fantastic debut EP which really shows what The Physics House Band is all about. You can see The Physics House Band live on the following dates:
Sat 13 Apr LEEDS Dirty Otter Festival
Tue 16 Apr MIDDLESBROUGH Mixtape
Wed 17 Apr GLASGOW Bar Bloc
Thu 18 Apr YORK The Basement
Fri 19 Apr LIVERPOOL MelloMello
Sat 20 Apr MANCHESTER Kraak Gallery
Sun 21 Apr NORWICH Hog in Armour
Mon 22 Apr GUILDFORD Boileroom
Tue 23 Apr BRISTOL Louisiana
Wed 24 Apr WINCHESTER Railway
Thu 25 Apr SOUTHAMPTON Avondale House
Fri 26 Apr PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
Sat 27 Apr CARDIFF Buffalo Bar
Sun 28 Apr BRIGHTON Green Door Store
Mon 29 Apr UK LONDON Old Blue Last
Horizons/Rapture is out on April 15.
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