|Also known as VCO|
Albums Rec Blast Motorbike
|Years active 1998–present|
Record labels VHF Records, Freedom From
|Associated acts The Negative Kite, A Band, Astral Social Club, Sunroof!, Total, John Clyde-Evans|
Past members Julian Bradley Bridget Hayden Neil Campbell
Origin Leeds, United Kingdom (1998)
Members Bridget Hayden, Michael Flower, Adam Davenport
Genres Drone music, Experimental music
Similar Neil Campbell, Matthew Bower, Richard Youngs, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Ashtray Navigations
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Vibracathedral Orchestra is an England-based drone ensemble that has been active since 1998.
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The group were formed in Leeds in 1998 when Mick Flower, Neil Campbell and Julian Bradley, who had released a number of homemade cassettes together, joined with Bridget Hayden and Adam Davenport.
Most of the group's earliest recordings, most made by recording live to 2-track, were self-released though many underground labels, including VHF Records, Giardia, Eclipse, U-Sound, Qbico, Textile and Freedom From, have also put out a number of Vibracathedral records. They have twice been featured in session on Resonance FM, given an hour-long slot each time.
Although very much a fixed unit, the line-up has been occasionally augmented by the likes of Matthew Bower, John Godbert, Richard Youngs, John Clyde Evans (latterly known as Tirath Singh Nirmala), and Tom Greenwood (of Jackie-O Motherfucker). Julian Bradley left the group in 2004 with both Neil Campbell and Bridget Hayden following him in 2006. A new album, Wisdom Thunderbolt, featuring Chris Corsano and Matthew Bower as guests, was released on VHF in 2007. The group performed at the Colour Out Of Space festival in Brighton in August 2008 with a line-up of Flower, Davenport and Bradley.
According to John F Szwed's biography of Sun Ra, 'Space is the Place', the original 'Vibra-Cathedral Orchestra' was a 1930s jazz band from Ra's home town of Birmingham, Alabama, which was previously called the Sax-O-Society Orchestra.
Smoke SongSmoke Song · 2010
Wisdom ThunderboltWisdom Thunderbolt · 2007
Falling Free You & MeMothing · 1999