DAVID HANDFORD (b.1967)
I currently release music under my own name and as Acid Slag *. My music compositions and productions have received airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio 3 and Radio 6 in previous incarnations as dj Methodist** and Ministry of Defiance^.
Electronic machines and musical soundtracks have been commissioned for a variety of theatre, performance and visual art events throughout England, Wales and Ireland.
* 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 and The Stalk single in February 2017 followed soon by Uplands album in the summer of this year.
** 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.