Monday 30 April 2018

Warren Schoenbright - Excavations

Released 02/05/18 on @VFSecurities

This is to be my last release with Warren Schoenbright @WSchoenbright recorded at Bear Bites Horse Studios with Wayne Adams.

Warren Schoenbright now operate as a formidable three piece with guitarist Iker Ormazabal Martinez, the new line-up sounds brutal.

Avant Music News on Excavations:

Repetition can be hit or miss. It is the hallmark and defining feature of certain genres, but can easily be overdone. Warren Schoenbright – not a person but instead a U.K.-based experimental trio  – makes exquisite use of the technique. Consisting of Alex Virji on bass and occasional vocals, Matthew Pastkewicz on electronics, and Daniel McClennan on drums, the group offers Excavations as their latest release.
A single-track EP lasting 25 minutes, the piece was inspired by the abandoned machinery of a now-defunct haematite mine and is dominated by the fractured rhythms of Virji and McClennan. The aforementioned repetition invokes the operations of these rusting hulks, as the bass and drum patterns slowly vary over the length of the track.  When Virji takes the lead, McClennan either follows along or sets forth non-deterministic rattling. On top of these elements, Pastkewicz provides subtle and foreboding soundscapes and Virji offers the sporadic shout. One could make comparisons to the Japanese drum / bass powerhouse Ruins (though less frenetic) or King Crimson at their less song-oriented moments.
Landing somewhere between heavy metal, ambient, prog rock, and experimental improvisation, Excavations is a powerful and concise statement. To these ears, Warren Schoenbright is at their best when they loosen up into a more extemporaneous approach to contrast with the mechanical theme of the album.  Regardless, there is much to like here.


Hellscreen by Jamie Degen @uk_resistant
Music by Matthew Pasternakiewicz @MattPastkewicz


Friday 26 May 2017

New Warren Schoenbright EP and Shows

New Warren Schoenbright EP 'Subtropical', released through Hominid Sounds - is available to pre-order from their bandcamp page. 

Subtropical is available on limited edition cassette (50). 

We are playing some shows in support of the release

31st May - Maontague Arms, Peckham. 8:30. £3

June 9th - The Black Heart, Camden w/ MoRKObOt (It) & Shitwife 

June 10th - Crypt of the Wizard (in store) 

The video for lead track has been premiered on Echoes and Dust. Watch below.

Sunday 19 February 2017

Warren Schoenbright show 25th February

Join Warren Schoenbright at Charles Haywards' Sound Is Sound Is Sound, performing with the incredible; Blood Sport, Merlin Nova and Alan Wilkinson. 

25th February. 
The Albany, Deptford.

Sound Is Sound Is Sound

'Sound is sound is sound returns to the Albany with a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

sound is sound is sound brings together the South East London underground, music from other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned musicians for one unique and eclectic night. This time featuring Blood Sport, Warren Schoenbright, Merlin Nova and Alan Wilkinson'

Afternoon Workshop
Soundhoppers, 3pm & 4.30pm.
Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen and Helen Frosi, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening. 
Age Guidence: 5-10 years 
FREE but booking advised. 

DATES & TIMES: Saturday 25 February, 8pm (doors)
TICKETS: £10 advance / £12 on the door