Caught by the River

King Creosote meets Concrete Antenna meets Random Spectacular

13th March 2017

A bulletin was received yesterday from long-time friend of the river Simon Lewin, bringing news of an artistic collaboration which we’re sure will be of interest.

The story of Concrete Antenna, a collaboration between the artists Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St. John, has been well documented on this site and now, in a final burst of creativity, the project is coming to an end.

Concrete Antenna started life as a sound installation and naturally evolved into a book and CD, published in partnership with Simon Lewin’s Random Spectacular imprint. Later, the music was remixed by several like-minded artists and released as the wittily titled Score Tae The Toor.

The video above features the resulting remix by King Creosote – a musician/songwriter we’d imagine is no stranger to the readers of this site (especially those present at our very first Port Eliot) – and a visual created by St Judes artist Jonny Hannah.

Simon speaks:

Our pal Jonny Hannah has created a VERY long painting which has become a video for the track.

We’ve pressed a handful of one-sided 7″ dub plates featuring King Creosote’s re-imagining of ‘Stopping Out’ and just one of these is publicly available, in a sleeve hand-painted by Jonny. The auction lot will also include a copy of every physical Random Spectacular project produced yet, including our long sold-out Random Spectacular No. 1 and No. 2 journals, and one of the 100 original hand-made Score Tae The Toor books.

Funds raised will go to the Scottish Fisheries Museum (KC’s choice).

Details of how to bid can be found here. Best of luck.