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Leeving Leads: Lowlife Highlights from Anguro gigs

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Angurosakuson is relocating to Lisbon, Portugal. Thanks to everyone for buying the releases and being good sports at the gigs.

Best bits from the Leeds days:

  • Making stinky hummous, leaving one audience member with no choice but to abandon the gig — asafoetida blamed. No one got food poisoning.
  • Police coming to try and shut up a set by War Lass, Fenton’s beer garden. No one got arrested.
  • Shepherds of Cats, same gig, looking concerned about rain. Onstage electrocutions! No one died.
  • Wrestling the Fenton dog Pickle and getting my ear licked.
  • Receiving the first release submission, Two Halves of Delirium by Early Hominids, then having my head blown off.
  • Flyer miss-print: Cryptic Salve Band don’t play ‘nose music’.
  • Flyer miss-print: Marlo Eggpant.
  • Breaking even, most of the time. Well at least with gigs.
  • Chewing the noisical fat with my true buddy, true pal, Pete ‘Crater Lake‘ Cann, who introduced me to  to Whitehouse, Incapcitants and Eric Andre. I’ll miss him a lot.

photo taken by Neil Campbell


Barry Cooper

Hello music fans,

  I’m very sad to write of the death of Barry Cooper. He was a huge music fan and dedicated promoter. Barry was a founder member of Leeds Jazz in 1984, pulling into Leeds an impressive list of acts including Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Paul Dunmall and the Art Ensemble of Chicago! His tastes were a little too wild for Leeds Jazz so he found a home promoting gigs with the Termite Club, and got hold of me and Stephen Becker in summer 2014 to restart Termite Club, this time its fourth incarnation.
  Three weeks ago, on his birthday, Barry left a facebook post stating he had cancer. He wrote:

“not bad, chance to ditch academic drudgery and work on the stuff I love, and talk to the amazingly wonderful and interesting and beautiful people around me – and hope for energy and time to think and write.”

  Barry died on Monday last week, far sooner than expected.
Also on behalf of Stephen Becker I’d like to say how great it was putting on gigs with Barry. Barry was printing flyers, organising bands and being a great partner in all things musical and otherwise. It’s amazing he fit it all in, with constantly flying off to conferences, as well as looking after his students at the University of Leeds. He kept optimistic about the venture of promoting gigs and not losing money, and said he was “brave, to the point of stupidity…”.
  A strange and wonderful thing is that Barry’s obituaries reveal a man of such energy outside of music. His work on the mathematician Alan Turing is really significant, in part leading to the man’s royal pardon in 2013. Barry also did a great deal of activism in his time. Yet he never felt the need to shout out his achievements. Here you can find a great obituary relating to his academic work:
  Here is a photo of Barry (right) with Stephen (left) at the Fenton for our Termite gig in April. Not the best shot but it’s great to see him in his characteristic black leather jacket:

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  Let’s find some obscure jazz, weird minimalist nonsense, and crank it up in his memory!! We are also dedicating our next gig in his memory, and will send out details of this shortly.
  Love to you all,
Pascal Ansell & Stephen Becker

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summed up

Angurosakuson: “a stubborn desire to mark out a vector of weirdness that’s entirely their own.” — from a lovely review by We Need No Swords (link).

Fame at last

Leeds Student Radio fame to be precise, discussing noise and the local scene with Honourable Prof Dr Rob Hayler. See link and Rob’s blog entry. Thanks to Tom Bench for interviewing and editing.

Blue Sabbath Black Fiji

Just confirmed the wonderful Blue Sabbath Black Fiji who will play the next Anguro gig on Sunday 3rd Nov at Wharf Chambers, Leeds.

Japanese fest

Ohmygod! A festival celebrating extreme Japanese music will happen at Cafe Oto, Feb 22/23 2014. Here’s the link: and us troops at Anguro Towers will see you there hopefully!