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Spaceheads are a unique trumpet and drums duo, formed in 1990, with Andy Diagram’s layers of melodious live brass loops, breathy samples, electronics and effects combining with Richard Harrison’s driving percussion to generate a highly danceable fusion of jazz improvisation and post-techno angular rhythms with an underlying dance beat and harmonious live loops, creating tripped-out funky, electro-jazz soundscapes.

Andy Diagram has brought a new facet to the trumpet over the years, playing through loopers and effects with a wide range of bands, from the bright leftfield pop of Manchester’s indie heroes James to the darker, more abstract sounds of Pere Ubu’s David Thomas, via bands as diverse as post punk heroes Diagram Brothers and Liverpool's Pale Fountains. He has a long history of taking the traditional sound of the trumpet, adapting and changing it to give it a completely new voice within the heart of today’s alternative music. He has recently integrated a mobile phone into his set up, working in conjunction with effects and pedals, transforming the traditional brass instrument into a modern, electronic sound – with the help of something as mundane and unexciting as a fish slice, lashed to the trumpet – enabling him to transform a single horn into the full sound of widescreen, cinematic brass, right in front of your disbelieving eyes and ears!

Along with drummer and percussionist Richard Harrison, Spaceheads are pioneering a live electronic looping sound that is beat driven with fragmented melodic bursts and disjointed, cut up samples. The almost psychic connection that Diagram and Harrison have built up between them over 35 years of playing together allows them to change their sound and take it into an entirely new direction, seemingly at a whim.

But the Spaceheads experience isn’t just an aural treat – they are accompanied by Rucksack Cinema, whose live mixing of video images, from black and white films of steam trains, 1920s space films and clips from classic movies combines with images of the universe, spinning stars, psychedelic swirls and blocks of light and colour projected around the walls, floor and ceiling of the venues they play, turns the whole show into a complete mind blowing audio-visual experience not to be missed.

http://spaceheads.co.uk/

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https://www.youtube.com/user/SpaceheadsTV

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Spaceheads are a unique trumpet and drums duo, formed in 1990, with Andy Diagram’s layers of melodious live brass loops, breathy samples, electronics and effects combining with Richard Harrison’s driving percussion to generate a highly danceable fusion of jazz improvisation and post-techno angular rhythms with an underlying dance beat and harmonious live loops, creating tripped-out funky, electro-jazz soundscapes.

Andy Diagram has brought a new facet to the trumpet over the years, playing through loopers and effects with a wide range of bands, from the bright leftfield pop of Manchester’s indie heroes James to the darker, more abstract sounds of Pere Ubu’s David Thomas, via bands as diverse as post punk heroes Diagram Brothers and Liverpool's Pale Fountains. He has a long history of taking the traditional sound of the trumpet, adapting and changing it to give it a completely new voice within the heart of today’s alternative music. He has recently integrated a mobile phone into his set up, working in conjunction with effects and pedals, transforming the traditional brass instrument into a modern, electronic sound – with the help of something as mundane and unexciting as a fish slice, lashed to the trumpet – enabling him to transform a single horn into the full sound of widescreen, cinematic brass, right in front of your disbelieving eyes and ears!

Along with drummer and percussionist Richard Harrison, Spaceheads are pioneering a live electronic looping sound that is beat driven with fragmented melodic bursts and disjointed, cut up samples. The almost psychic connection that Diagram and Harrison have built up between them over 35 years of playing together allows them to change their sound and take it into an entirely new direction, seemingly at a whim.

But the Spaceheads experience isn’t just an aural treat – they are accompanied by Rucksack Cinema, whose live mixing of video images, from black and white films of steam trains, 1920s space films and clips from classic movies combines with images of the universe, spinning stars, psychedelic swirls and blocks of light and colour projected around the walls, floor and ceiling of the venues they play, turns the whole show into a complete mind blowing audio-visual experience not to be missed.

http://spaceheads.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/spaceheads/

https://twitter.com/SpaceheadsMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/SpaceheadsTV

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