Edinburgh Leisure announce debut album Die Gefahr Im Jazz to be released May 17th on Tenement Records.
Listen to ‘Startup’ here
Edinburgh Leisure is the partnership of Farquhar and Fraser. Die Gefahr Im Jazz is their first recorded work together.
Keith Farquhar is an established visual artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. He is also the former vocalist of The Male Nurse, best known for their two Peel sessions of 1997 & 98.
T Fraser is one half of the duo [Fraser, Ormston] that featured at Counterflows 2019 and includes artist Ailie Ormston.
Since 2016, Edinburgh Leisure have recorded two albums, Contemporary Art In Digital Culture and Die Gefahr Im Jazz. They have performed in various venues, galleries and club spaces.
Recorded mostly on iPhone 5s, Die Gefahr Im Jazz merges the avant-instrumentation of staple guns, masking tape, supplement bottles and blister packs with Apple hack sounds to create “a harmonious cacophony of mammal and machine processes” – a genre the partnership playfully categorise as iPod Shuffle.
This is music for Genius Bars and ghost tours, office parties and Pilates classes – songs about RBS, SNP, PPI, BBC Planet Earth and Ikea.
Written largely with the Rhyme Zone search engine tool, Edinburgh Leisure’s work is often that of idle authorship and barefaced piracy. Publishers beware of brash homages, monosyllabic anthems and crass interludes.
The song Startup calls for an end to planned obsolescence, GDP growth, insurance premiums, debt, personalised advertising and passwords and passwords and passwords…
The album Die Gefahr Im Jazz is like a driverless truck, free and dangerous in the post-cultural landscape of dark-net markets and business parks, where the streets have no name!