Leafcutter John

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New adventures in electronica

The nom-de-plume of John Burton, Leafcutter John is a musician, songwriter and sound engineer with a formidable reputation for adventure and discovery. Indeed, Time Out have declared him “one of the UK’s most fearlessly inventive electronicists”. His earlier work found him merging folk and electronica on material that showcased his haunting, and haunted, voice. That he leans more heavily to the gadgety end of things these days doesn’t mean he neglects the earthier, organic side; the Louder Than War website described his work as “a wish to find new paths through tangled undergrowth and across treacherous landmasses”. Indeed, it’s the coastal paths of his adopted Norfolk that have inspired his latest project, Yes! Come Parade With Us. In this world exclusive performance, John will be utilising field recordings made across the flatlands, as well as his six-years-in-the-making modular synth, to create a sound-world taking you to England’s eastern edges.

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