Based around the acoustic guitar, Gareth Dickson’s songs employ analogue delay and reverb in an attempt to recreate something of the modern ambient/electronic musical landscape as well as referencing some of the well known fingerpickers of the past.
Sometimes entirely instrumental, sometimes with sparing vocals, always with the idea of exploring and finding new possibilities for an age old instrument.
He has toured extensively as Vashti Bunyan’s guitarist, and has recorded and toured as a solo artist with Juana Molina (being the only musician other than Juana herself to contribute to her album “Un Dia”.
Along the way he has worked with many well respected pioneering musicians from this generation and previous, including Devendra Banhart, Coco Rosie, Max Richter, David Byrne and Joe Boyd (producer of Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band etc).
His first full-length release, Collected Recordings (2009, Drifting Falling) made the top 10 in a number of best of year lists. In 2010 The Dance was released, marking a shift towards the more experimental and again gaining some great reviews from some of the more respected review sites such as Fluid Radio and Textura.
2012 saw the next step in the discography, as well as some long awaited recognition of the previous work, with a release on New York label 12k which drew some great reviews from some of the best music publications – such as The Wire Magazine and Mojo.
Currently there is a new album in the works, as well as a live album due for release in Spring 2014, and vinyl reissues of Collected Recordings and The Dance due August 2014.
This event is presented by “Since the devil is gone I mostly feel lonely” and D/B.
Since the devil is gone … w/ Gareth Dickson
Wednesday, 24th September 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg