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    Posted: April 18 2008 at 11:09
I've been playing in a band for a number of years (1990-94, and then last year we reformed).  We're an improvising band of many styles, including folk, experimental, jazz, rock, and so forth.  (often at the same time) We've even been called Space Rock in the past.
We don't have a name, instead we play under a different name each time, always starting with the letter "A" - this led to us referring to ourselves as 'the a band' for ease of reference, and many people think that's our name. 

Our first album was released in 1993 on Siltbreeze records in the USA (review and sleeve here, you'll need to scroll down to the 2.12 entry)
Our second album was a self-released CD in 1997 (see here for details) and our third album was released in 2003 on QBICO records in Italy (details here )

We have a wiki page which includes links to our myspace page, photos, and our website

We reformed last June after more than ten years apart, and we've just made a DVD of that reunion gig






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I'm listening to myspace now... I like Arthuruncle, particularly, that's got a neat "avant" experimental vibe.
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update:

We've just recorded a new double album, hopefully it'll be released by a Florida-based label later this year.
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Update:

That double album I mentioned is almost out.  Next month we're recording (at Ealing Film Studios, no less) our next album (which will be a Canadian release), and in August we have a week-long residency at the Edinburgh Fringe (we'll be doing eleven gigs in eight days). 
Meanwhile, we're being interviewed for a book on the history of British experimental underground music by the man who recently wrote this article about us.

Next year will be our 20th anniversary, I'm thinking of maybe a Boxset release from the archives.....

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Update:

The Canadian album release I mentioned above is reviewed on page 64 of the current issue of The Wire magazine, which has also put our name on the front cover twice this year. 

That archive boxset idea I mentioned became a seven-hour set of DVDs filmed between 1991 and this year.

Our 20th anniversary tour included a five-hour set in the town where we first started, Nottingham.
 
We're about to embark on a regular monthly residency in a London art gallery. 

We've just headlined the last day of a Festival which Faust headlined on the previous night (One of Faust actually asked what time we were going to be playing, and somebody else played with both them and us, and said he preferred us)

We're probably not prog, that'd be too restrictive.  But to give you an idea of our sound, the recent gig included a cello, three violinists, three drummers, two theremins, various percussion & whistles, plus the usual guitar & bass & keyboards - there were more than twenty of us in all.
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I'll check the band out to see if there is potential for an addition to the PA database. Thumbs Up A proper band name would be needed though in case that happens LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2010 at 07:22
I'll ask the Avant team for the evaluation. BTW I've heard of the A Band before, but I don't recall where. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2010 at 17:53
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

I'll check the band out to see if there is potential for an addition to the PA database. Thumbs Up A proper band name would be needed though in case that happens LOL


I suppose "The A Band" would have to suffice for an actual name.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2010 at 06:44
Originally posted by Stool Man

Update:

The Canadian album release I mentioned above is reviewed on page 64 of the current issue of The Wire magazine, which has also put our name on the front cover twice this year. 




for those who can't find a copy of the magazine, here's a photo of the review
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Here's a gig we played a couple of months ago, let me know what you think
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro

I'll ask the Avant team for the evaluation. BTW I've heard of the A Band before, but I don't recall where. 


Any progress with this yet?

Meanwhile, we're in the press again
http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/5637/

Since my last post here we've played all over England, from Southampton to Newcastle, and now we're making a film.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2011 at 17:22
Oh, sorry I've not found this until now ... gonna check after work, thanks a lot. Thumbs Up
Originally posted by Stool Man

Here's a gig we played a couple of months ago, let me know what you think
This link cannot work ... Ouch

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Originally posted by DamoXt7942

Oh, sorry I've not found this until now ... gonna check after work, thanks a lot. Thumbs Up
Originally posted by Stool Man

Here's a gig we played a couple of months ago, let me know what you think
This link cannot work ... Ouch

Here's a new film, a gig we played at New Year:



We're also on pages 10 & 11 of the current issue of The Wire magazine, for those who can find a copy.




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anything yet?
 
(meanwhile, we have a gig in Sydney Australia next month, and possibly New York in July too)
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This photo shows the lineup at last weekend's Supernormal festival, which includes ourselves headlining, along with several other bands who are listed on the PA database.   After the set we joined in with a friend's 36-hour performance for another 90 minutes or so.  (next year we aim to beat his 36-hours with a 700-hour performance, if we can find a venue)

 


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Originally posted by Stool Man

anything yet?
 
(meanwhile, we have a gig in Sydney Australia next month, and possibly New York in July too)
Very sorry for our much belated reply (under horrible internet circumstance I am now), but I've tossed your "A Band" into our evaluation space already ... Embarrassed

I've voted for your RIO energy, but currently almost all of Avant Team members are off duty ... please let us take time. Bowdown
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Originally posted by DamoXt7942

Originally posted by Stool Man

anything yet?
 
(meanwhile, we have a gig in Sydney Australia next month, and possibly New York in July too)
Very sorry for our much belated reply (under horrible internet circumstance I am now), but I've tossed your "A Band" into our evaluation space already ... Embarrassed

I've voted for your RIO energy, but currently almost all of Avant Team members are off duty ... please let us take time. Bowdown
 
ok, it's been another six months and more - time to ask again.
 
Has anything been decided?
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Now RIO / Avant Team are pressed with their real works and lives ... Cry


Only my thumbs-up, sorry. Please let us take more time. 
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Almost 4 years?! Shocked
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^ VERY SORRY. Cry
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