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Think Tank X Plant Life

After taking a welcome post-birthday breather, we are finally back – and this time we brought some friends! 

We are absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with one of the most innovative ambient/experimental collectives to emerge over the past year – 

Plant Lìfe

Based primarily in Liverpool, Plant Lìfe aim to curate highly immersive ambient spaces that draw from natural aesthetics and sounds, in order to facilitate a sensory escape from the all-too overwhelming aspects of big city life.

Founding members (and Parish Steps alumni), Tom Fm and Haakon Bakerwill be bringing their unique take on nature-tinged sonic exploration to the Tank, with the aim of transporting you back to the wilderness - whatever the weather.

BYOPlants!

LINEUP: 

LUCAUFER 

It’s safe to say that Lucaufer is definitely one of the most exciting artists currently emerging from within the ambient scene and beyond. 

Based in London, Lucaufer has been fascinated with music and the sounds of her environment from an early age - In a recent interview with DJ Mag she cites Debussy, Swedish House Mafia and ‘the sound of crickets at night’ as being some of her earliest sources of inspiration. 

This incredibly broad range of influences, as well as her desire to not limit her creativity, led her to unconsciously gravitate towards the ‘expansiveness and looseness of ambient’, culminating in her debut release - ‘EP1’.

Released by TT (formerly Tobago Tracks) in June of this year, this astonishing EP succeeds in creating a deeply tangible sense of space and nostalgia, with each track unfolding as a seemingly effortless stream of consciousness, yet presented with the discipline of an artist whose musical lineage clearly runs very deep. 

We cannot wait to see where her journey takes us! 

https://tobagotracks.bandcamp.com/album/ep1
https://djmag.com/content/fresh-kicks-83-lucaufer

TEN 

Residing between the North and South West of the UK, ten (a.k.a Døminic Deane) has been making experimental/ambient music for the better part of a decade, with an extensive string of self-released material, as well as a recent split EP with Vacuum Exploration on Tandem Tapes earlier this year.

With his new album, ‘The Fog Bank’, slated for release this November, Ten will be exploring concepts such as human memory, and how we interpret, communicate and narrate our own stories. 

Using a combination of digital and analogue sounds, Ten’s performance promises to completely envelop any listeners in his characteristically lush textures and vast, expansive soundscapes. 

This is truly music to get lost in. 

https://tandemtapes.bandcamp.com/track/dj

SLEEPSANG 

Sheffield based Sleepsang is turning out to be one of the most intriguing emerging artists to have crossed our path in quite some time!

As opposed to many of the producers who fall under the ‘ambient’ umbrella, Sleepsang seems to be equally concerned with using rhythm as a vehicle for cultivating introspection, as well as melody and timbre.

This often imbues his music with a buoyancy and playfulness that, combined with his penchant for euphoric loops and textures, creates a sense of child-like wonder that will surely tease a blissful smile from even the most stoic of listeners!

https://interworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/eternal-memory

VISUALS PROVIDED BY LAUREN HARRISON 

https://laurenharrisonartist.wordpress.com/

ARTWORK BY US AND IT 

https://www.facebook.com/usandit/

£5 OTD (SUGGESTED DONATION)
ALL PROFITS GO TO LEEDS MIND

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