Golau Glau and the Palindrone Jukebox at the Tetley

If you go to the Tetley in Leeds between 24 January and 28 February, you will find a free-standing booth dubbed the ‘Palindrone Jukebox’ which will house seating and a shelf of bespoke vinyl records, with specially commissioned palindromatic compositions which visitors can select from and play on the self-reversing turntables. One of these palindromic vinyl records was supplied by Golau Glau.

The Reversing Machine

Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski

24 January – 28 February 2014 The Tetley, Leeds
PV: Friday 24 January, 6 – 8pm

The Reversing Machine is an exhibition conceived by artists Simon Lewandowski and Sam Belinfante. At the exhibition’s core is the machine itself; a self-reversing mechanical power source*. Any object attached will turn at a steady rate for a set time then stop and be set into reverse – a mechanical palindrome.

Commissioned by Art Laboratory Berlin in 2012, the machine has expanded into an ongoing research project. For The Tetley Belinfante and Lewandowski reconstruct this collective work, incorporating fresh elements in response to the new gallery. They have also developed individual works which reflect on their collaboration and on the concerns that generated The Reversing Machine. These include Accordion a new two part film by Belinfante shot on 16mm film and SETTER a palindromic multiple by Lewandowski.

A repertoire of satellite devices driven by The Reversing Machine act out and reflect ways in which we are able to perceive the flow and passage of time through the action of things and forces in the world. Devices choreographed by the machine include adapted record players, household light fittings, slide projectors and a variety of sculptural automata.

Central to the installation is a pair of turntables driven by the machine which plays a repertoire of specially composed vinyl records. This is The Palindrone Jukebox.

Artists that have produced compositions for the The Palindrone Jukebox include;

Ed Atkins / Sam Belinfante / Alice Bradshaw / Adam de la Cour / Manya Doñaque / Golau Glau / Kirsty Harris / Doug Haywood / Lou Hazelwood / Martin Iddon and Antti Sakari Saario, writing as [zygote] / Andy Ingamells / Simon Lewandowski / Kevin Logan / Joanna Loveday / Leah Lovett / Neil Luck / Jessica Rowland / Oliver Thurley / Nathan Walker and Tom Walker / Sam Warren

Events:
An incorporated event programme of daytime and evening performances, talks and workshops will run throughout this project. For more information on these and the show as a whole visit The Tetley’s website.

Supported by:
The Elephant Trust
Arts Council England
University of Leeds

*The Reversing Machine mechanism was designed and built by Alistair Metcalf at Effects Too.

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Sixteenth Folio

This is the Sixteenth Folio taken from from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the fist of papers marked “Winter Freeze”. Within is contained the sixteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Tight Rope – Claude Denjean
The Last Man in the Factory – Megson
Summer Kisses Winter Tears – Elvis Presley
Under Atacama Stars (Live) – Paul Thomas Saunders
Delilah – Horace Andy Baltimore Oriole – Hoagy Carmichael Summer – Takahiro Kido
Am I The Same Girl – Winsome Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Sweet Life – Frank Ocean
Keep Britain Tidy – New Seekers
Everyone Is A Complete Disappointment – Joan Giorino
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed – Theaudience
Through The Iron Gate – Wild Beasts Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla – Jack Sheldon
No End – Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas and Friends
Cloudy Lemonade – Alfie
Self Service – Studio
Two Good Lives – Lone Wolf
Slow Jamz (feat. Twista & Jamie Foxx) – Kanye West Tiny Little Bows – Carly Rae Jepsen Reap The Whirlwind – Cellutron & The Invisible
Five Man Army Dub – Lewin Bones Lock Windrush – King Of Woolworths
Stop Remembering TV – J Xaverre
Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1 – the Mountain Goats The Angels Sang – The Solitaires

Golau Glau - The Silver Satchel

Golau Glau – The Silver Satchel

The Damned Hangman + New Album

You may have noticed the new header on this website, and indeed its shiny new design. This is because our first proper album release is on its way. We have created the official soundtrack to Owen Hatherley‘s excellent new book for Verso, A New Kind of Bleak. It’s not a score, it’s a set of 18 songs based on Owen’s writing – if it was on vinyl or CD rather than digital, it would be a double album. Coming to iTunes and other retailers soon – we will announce the release date when we know it.

To tide you over until then, and to cheer up those who can’t afford to buy music at the moment, we have released a new free EP of stories and music on Bandcamp: The Damned Hangman. Today is Lammas, otherwise known as the Gule of August. The Gule of August is thought to mean the Yule of August, so here comes your present…all we ask in return is for your (real) email address.

Golau Glau present: The Damned Hangman.

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Fifteenth Folio

This is the Fifteenth Folio taken from from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the slim box marked “Summer Sporting Magic”. Within is contained the fifteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame – Harry Simeone Songsters
Chords Meeting – Serge Bulot
Seven Present Tenses – Shackleton
Magic In Your Eyes – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Bebop – The Pond
My Woman – Al Bowlly
The Banks of the Sweet Primroses – June Tabor
Liverpool Lullaby – Cilla Black
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Radio Edit) – Lianne La Havas
Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Out On The Street – David Essex
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room – Disney
Return To Innocence – Enigma
Song For A Summer Night – Mitch Miller
The Wings – Gustave Santaolalla
Summer Song – The Chapman Family
So Clear – Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
The Ghost At Number One – Jellyfish
Baby, This Love I Have – Minnie Riperton
Through With Buzz – Steely Dan
Grey Clouds – The Orb/Alan Parker
Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) – Frank Ocean
15/06/2012 15:32 – Golau Glau Field Recordings
Treehouse – I’m From Barcelona
Woodcat – Tunng
Mob Rule – Robert Wyatt
Learn Welsh the Real Way – Y Lladron
Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers
Elite, Not Elitist – Golau Glau
Only In My Dreams – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Playing It Right Dub – Keith Hudson
Looks Like We Made It – Barry Manilow
The Challenge (BBC Sports Personality Of The Year) – Melodi Light Orchestra conducted by Ole Jensen

Golau Glau - The Silver Satchel: Fifteenth Folio

Premier Pli Issue Two

Premier Pli Two

First Fold Books have just published the second issue of their journal, Premier Pli. They kindly asked us to contribute to the journal and accompanying CD. You can hear new music from us plus read short stories and see new photographs and artwork. Other contributors include Jon Brooks, Craig Earp and Katy Acquaye-Tonge.

You can purchase this fine organ here.

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Fourteenth Folio

This is the Fourteenth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out colourful annual marked “Summer Reading”. Within is contained the fourteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Mornin’ Glory – Bobbie Gentry
Rain – Alpha
Please Forgive My Heart – Bobby Womack
Gliding into Overdrive – Frank Gartner
Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
Main Title: Legends of Azeroth – Blizzard Entertainment
I Only Have Eyes For You – Beck
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Long Drop Liturgy – Golau Glau
Ride My Bike – Bruza, Tinie Tempah, D Dark & Elrae
Amazon Trail – The Ian Langley Group
War Is Over – Dillinger
Down Through The Night – Hawkwind
A Face In The Clouds – John Gregory
Sixty Forty – Nico
Fallait pas ecraser la queue du chat – Clothilde
Wenn Der Teekessel Singt – Oliver Peters
Programmed Success – Zygmunt Szram
The Daily Planet – Mark Hollis
What If – Marit Larsen
And When I Die – Laura Nyro
Bits And Bats – Geoff Bastow
The Paris Match – The Style Council
I Am So Sorry – Carrol Thompson
Dreams – Gabrielle
Happy Summer Days – Ronnie Dove
4.35 In The Morning – Saint Etienne
I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet – Pat & Mick
Midnight Cocktail – Johnny Hawksworth & James Saunders
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Shiina Ringo
Tregao – Milpatte
Pumpkin Soup – Patrick Wolf
Summer Nights – Marianne Faithfull

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Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Thirteenth Folio

This is the Thirteenth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio showThe Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader FM.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the binder of past papers labelled “Difficult Questions”. Within is contained the thirteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

On Again, On Again! – Jake Thackray
Mini Culcha – Mo Kolours
Am I The Same Girl? – Dusty Springfield
Flat Luxury – Golau Glau
If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked A Cake – Gracie Fields
Is It Because I’m Black? – Ken Boothe
Games People Play – Joe South
Your Trip to Disneyland – Walt Disney Productions
A Simple Game – The Four Tops
Myth – Beach House
Stone Cold – Groove Chronicles
Moanin’ – Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Existinct – THEESatisfaction
Puts Me to Work – Cate Le Bon
Funky Breaks (extract) – Klaus Weiss
Highland Muse – Yatri
The Last Day – Golau Glau
Porterhouse – Oliver Trevin
What A Morning – Roland Kovac New Set
[What Shall We Do With] The Drunken Sailor – Synthesonic Sounds
Everyday People – Sacramento Senior High School
Hook You Up – Sylver Tongue
Neutron – John McEntire
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger – James Stewart
How Could We Be Wrong? (Remastered) – Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra
Out Of Our Sight – Chris Watson
Thump Thump – The Jet Age Of Tomorrow
A Qui Le P’Tit Coeur Apres 9 Heures – Roger Miron
Wild Horses – Prefab Sprout
It Miek – Desmond Dekker And The Aces
Boom! Shake the Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
Come Back And Shake Me – Clodagh Rodgers

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Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Twelfth Folio

This is the Twelfth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio showThe Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader FM.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the cracked leather notebook marked “Sleep”. Within is contained the twelfth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Tick, Tock – The Sound Of The Clock – Carol Leader
Kevin S – Sharon Van Etten
One Little Spark – Billy Barty/Chuck McCann
Let’s Put Out The Lights (And Go To Sleep) – Roger Coulam
Spaced Rider – Seahawks
Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
Love’s Immortal Fire – Sleepy
Make My Sleep His Song – Broadcast and The Focus Group
Twilight Time – The Platters
Dream Baby – Val Merrall Orchestra
Propaganda Sleep Machine – BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Sleeping In – The Radio Dept.
Plastic Dream – Andre Mikola
Birth – The Peddlers
Death Of The Dream – Golau Glau
Starfox Menu (optimum celestial bounce) – Optimum
Strange Dream – Terry Cox
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’84 Pontiac Dream – Boards Of Canada
Dreamer – Astrud Gilberto
Prologue – Tokyo DisneySea
Color Dreams – The Deep
If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind – Cilla Black
Darn That Dream – Tony Bennett
Strange Colour Blue – Madrugada
Silver (The Whendays Remix) – RxGibbs
Once Upon A Dream Parade – Dreamy Overture – Disney
Hung Up On A Dream – The Zombies
Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
In The Wind – Thomas Fehlmann
Forever In My Dreams – Pulp
Nowhere Is Home – Dexys
Frozen Orange Juice – Peter Sarstedt
RAF – Brian Eno
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Smells Like Teen Spirit – The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
Fountain of Dreams – Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando
Deep In A Dream – Frank Sinatra

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