PETER HOPE - HOODOO DANCE
Release 19/9/11 - Label Klanggalerie cat. no. gg148
For 20 years PETE HOPE kicked against accepted forms. Locating himself in SHEFFIELD in 1982 with THE BOX (who’s musicians had just split CLOCK DVA after White Souls In Black Suits & Thirst) and spearheading numerous collaborations with Sheffield’s naysayers & avant garde journeymen as well as London based career mavericks such as Jono Podmore (Kumo, Matamono, Irmin Schmidt) & David Harrow (Technova, James Hardway).
A persistently restless soul, who’s only interest in the genre of fashion was in how it could be abused or reshaped, had over 30 releases between 1983 & 2002 before decamping to the Outer Hebrides for a few years R&R.
After the 2009 re-release of the Avant garde classic ‘DRY HIP ROTATION’ Klanggalerie now serves up HOODOO DANCE , a goat’s head soup of sweet meats, fried brains & splintered bone that captures some of the best of Hope’s collaborative work with HOODOO SOUP, The BOX, FLEX 13, DAVID HARROW, CHAIN and WHITE TRASH, much of which has been unavailable for many years .
Peter Hope’s story may well have been a very different one had he chosen to conform to changing trends or compromise his vision. We’re glad he didn’t & we’re also really glad he’s back, both recording and performing (a real and unmissable frontman).
His own label, WRONG REVOLUTION is setting itself up as a Civil Service Of Disobedience
& The EXPLODING MIND is hard wired for maximum agitation.
released August 22, 2011
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