DAVID HANDFORD (b.1967)
David currently releases music as Acid Slag * and under his own name. Previous incarnations as dj Methodist** and Ministry of Defiance^ garnered airplay from BBC Radio 1, Radio 3 and 6music.
His electronic machines and soundtracks have been shown at a variety of theatrical, performance and visual art events throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Above 690 private press exists to distribute David’s various works as of autumn 2017.
* 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 weaved field recordings, grainy analogue electronics and abstract vocals on 2002’s Listening To Learn, 2003’s Chapel Couture, 2004’s Zeitgeist Blues and 2005’s Principae Mathematicae. The soundtrack and film of Chapel Couture was presented live through the UK and at Netmage’06 in Italy.