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This product is a Pre Order and is scheduled to be released 6th September 2024

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.



This product is available on pre order with a limited discounted price.


 BASIC is a mind-meld between Chris Forsyth, his frequent running partner (and formidable 6-string thinker) Nick Millevoi, and Mikel Patrick Avery (Natural Information Society).

"This Is BASIC", their debut album, is a complex and entrancing instrumental LP recasting forgotten scraps of guitar history into a moving mosaic of strings, skins and electronics.

Taking inspiration (and their name) from the 1984 Robert Quine/Fred Maher album ("Basic"), Forsyth and Millevoi got together for a run of low-key jam sessions using an Alesis drum machine for rhythm tracks and forging a collaborative language from angular polyrhythms, pulsing baritone-guitar lines, and shimmering chorus-pedal washes (another stylistic nod, this time to the glistening post-punk of the Durutti Column and numerous 4AD bands).

Avery was soon enlisted on drum kit a setup that quickly morphed into a single drum, bell, and a bespoke electronics rig of his own creation. The trio quickly flowered into an improvisational swirl of disorienting electronics, hypnotic throb, and dense flanged-guitar harmonics: three unique voices spinning a complex conversation of textures and rhythms.


1. For Stars of the Air
2. Nerve Time
3. Positive Halfway
4. Last Resort of the Gambling Man
5. Versatile Switch
6. New Auspicious

Scheduled: 6 September 2024

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When is this released?

BASIC - This Is BASIC is available for Pre Order now and has a scheduled release date of 6th September 2024.

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