pre-recording a live-to-air at Radio WHPK Chicago 06.04.07 [photo: john dunlevy]
bio: oct 07
ian wadley uses an electric guitar and a looping device to make minimalist music, sound-art, etc.
there is some noise (from ambient magnetics as well as the guitar-as-light-percussion), a bit of drone (usually in the upper registers), and much improvisation - grounded in original composition, but also the history of songs..
some attempt is made to find melody where others might sweep it under the carpet or otherwise walk on it!
a review on ecstatic peace suggested "derek bailey channelling jimi hendrix"
others have used words like cinematic, filmic, and so forth
ian is from australia, where he drummed in minimum chips & played lead guitar in the post-punk bird blobs, as well as the solo project, and fifty others besides
this year he played (in the UK) all tomorrows parties (curated by the dirty three
on the way there he played at south by southwest - where he was invited to drum for jandek as well as playing solo (on a bill with charalambides and thurston moore amongst others
ian recently drummed (etc.) for a european tour of function and is currently living and playing solo in leipzig and berlin