A New Release: David Bickley ‘Still rivers at night’ Cd. Click For Infos.
Psychonavigation’s next release is from talented electronic musician David Bickley. David has sculpted an album of organic sounds and samples to create a hybrid of Ambient & Dub Rhythms. His compositions have been compared to The Orb, Another Fine Day, Seefeel, the current output from The ‘Em:t’ label etc…
The cd ‘Still rivers at night’ will be released in late May (Ireland) & June (Worldwide) on Dublin’s Psychonavigation records.
More info soon.
Born into a musical family in Manchester 1961, David Bickley began experimenting with tape machines, primitive electronics and film at the age of 14. In the late 80’s David got involved with The Landscape Channel, directing, shooting and editing 16mm music videos for CH4. This led to a series of commissions from Hendring/Castle Communications and saw him working with Brian Eno’s Opal company, traveling to Morocco & The Arctic to shoot his own highly acclaimed film-work trilogy “Mythological Lands”
He then moved to Ireland in 1993 and formed the group Hyper[borea] which pioneered the fusion of Celtic music with dance idioms long before everyone else jumped on the wagon. The popularity of the project was so great that the group won the prestigious award – Hot Press Award – Best Band in 1998 Their “SERPENTINE” record, which featured such luminaries as MAIRE BREATNAC and DIESEL, went on to win the coveted Dance Act and Album of the Year awards in the HOT PRESS HEINEKEN AWARDS. His band HYPER[BOREA] are no strangers to the live circuit ! They have played The HEINEKEN GROOVE WEEKENDER, The ONE WORLD FESTIVAL, and BBC MUSIC LIVE (with JAH WOBBLE).
David also found time to release the “Labyrinth” – a Single screen audio/visual piece with German ambient godfather Hans Joachim Roedelius (EG Records) TOM GREEN who has worked with THE ORB and with his own projects, ANOTHER FINE DAY and STRANGE ATTRACTOR has been a constant collaborator and continues to work with David on both live and recorded projects.
IN August 2005 at The Big Chill Festival, UK David had 3 of his films shown and he also performed a live set at the event. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his recent collaboration with Tom Green – Erebus & Terror lp described as ‘ A very dark and very ambient album’ to be released on the UK label “HS” later this year. David has been asked to record an exclusive Live set for London’s XFM on Sunday May 21st. The mix will be aired on the popular ‘Flo-motion’ show presented by Nick Luscombe