We are a multimedia electronic music act from Leeds/York called Mass Movement.
The line-up is centred around:
Sonic: guitar mangler and rhythmic engine room.
Deimos: phat melodic meltdowns and knob twiddling heavenly headfucks.
Recently we released our debut EP ‘Bringing The Funk...’ and completed the writing and recording of material for the second, which is called ‘...And Opening The Trapdoors Of Chance’.
We have been busy preparing visuals to compliment the live performances. Each live event will be based on a different theme encompassing political, social and environmental concerns. Videos and images will present the facts of a subject, leaving the audience to decide their own opinion and provide a unique experience every time. Meanwhile an equally interactive musical performance will involve remixing the songs on the spot and incorporating new elements. This exciting and individual concept has already been demonstrated with a handpicked BBC Music Live performance.
Sonic and Deimos met in 2007 while studying ‘Creative Music Production’ at Access To Music, based at The Jam Factory College in York. Here we learnt music production skills, enabling us to create our material and develop the artistic relationship.
During the promotion of the EPs we will begin work on an album. This will condense our eclectic influences and combine disparate genres. .
We will continue to develop the visual side of the band and plan to create VJ videos, themed photo galleries and a DVD featuring collaborations with other visual artists and live performances, which may be included with the album release.
The ‘Bringing The Funk...’ EP was released in April. ‘...And Opening The Trapdoors Of Chance’ will be released later in 2010.
Visit www.myspace.com/massmovement08 for more information.
Our influences include: Kraftwerk, Holy Fuck, Can, Mouse On Mars, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Gang of Four, Animal Collective, Konono No.1, Neu!, David Bowie, Four Tet, Tangerine Dream, Parliament/Funkadelic, Public Enemy, Coldcut