DAVID HANDFORD (b.1967)
David currently releases music as Acid Slag * and previously as dj Methodist** and Ministry of Defiance^, receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio 3 and 6music.
Electronic machines and soundtracks have been commissioned and created in their own right for a variety of theatrical, performance and visual art events throughout the British Isles, Europe and Americas.
From Autumn 2017 David’s works will be distributed through Above 690 private press.
* Acid Slag is part of an ongoing sonic trip into all things noisy, dirty and grimy. From Laburnum To Swan Street came out in 2013 with The Stalk and Troops of Tomorrow singles in 2017. The album Uplands is due for release late Summer 2018.
** dj Methodist started life with the solo, techno tinged electronics of 2001’s Radio St.Dogmaels and 2003’s Trepan Yourself developing into a more pop-soaked, electropunk sound with featured vocalists and producers such as on 2005’s Digital, 2006’s Sirens, 2008’s Other Worlds and 2009’s The Right Stuff.
^ Ministry of Defiance’s works embraced sonic art/music on 2002’s Listening To Learn, 2004’s Zeitgeist Blues and 2005’s Principae Mathematicae. The soundtrack and film of Chapel Couture (2005) was presented live through the UK and at Netmage’06 in Italy.