AirSculpture are a UK based electronic music group. Its members – Adrian Beasley, John Christian and Peter Ruczynski – established it in the mid-1990s as a reaction to the safe, stale EM music scene that no longer reflected their tastes. AirSculpture recreate the energy and edge of ’70s improvised EM.
Airsculpture describes this new album as follows: This is a long piece that spins between many moods from the deepest drifts to up-tempo beats. The pandemic and its greater and lesser lockdowns (whether mandated or just sensible) haven’t been great for us. As an improvising band we thrive off playing together in the same space. Worse, as a lazy improvising band we tend to do things when we have a pressing deadline to deal with. which generally means a concert to rehearse for. With nobody taking the risk of setting up gigs likely to be cancelled, not to mention the dreaded B word messing up any EU opportunities everything dried up.
Except… we had been planning on coming over to the US to play at the Gatherings. We had to cancel that early on as we couldn’t really risk paying for flights we might have had to abandon (and sadly we were right). But we decided to create something to play on Stars End on the night we would have been there. This is the music we made.
It’s a lockdown recording, made by passing files around between us and building it up. You can hear our individual musical personalities in various sections depending on who originated them; we’ve also tried to play together – shifted in time and space – to make it more of a band effort.
The original concept was to lead on it being a Halloween broadcast, with lots of spooky darkness. In the end little of this survived and it ending up touching all kind of musical bases. Definitely airsculpture, but also something a bit different