Flange Circus + Bjørn Felle + Cynthia’s Periscope

Analoguetrash presents…

Flange Circus bring their unique brand of hauntronica – an unnerving concoction of electronics and the phantasmagorical – back to Manchester this May. Support comes from Bjørn Felle and Cynthia’s Periscope.



Flange Circus

Expect neo-kraut stompers, drones, industrialism, horror soundtracks, channelled samples, spectraltechno, megalithic slow burners, and boggart beats. Flange Circus live shows involve (analogue) electronics, haunting visuals, and often (bird) masks, seeking to both disorientate audiences and make them dance.

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Bjørn Felle

Sitting on a branch with a Game Boy and a cup of earl grey, Bjørn Felle takes pot-shots at narcissists with an idiosyncratic electronic sound inspired by 80s synthpop and punk, 90s techno, house and indie grunge, the odd 16-bit video game soundtrack, and a healthy dose of psychedelia.

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Cynthia’s Periscope

Confessional weirdo pop from Manchester, varying from melodic and tender to brutal and cathartic.

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£7 adv + bf

Tombed Visions presents Dream Skills, David Birchall, Records and Evidence Centre

Tombed Visions presents an evening of outsider electronics! Suggested donation £5/£10 depending on your wallet – all funds go directly to the musicians and venue hire. PayPal or Cash (we’ll sort it on the door)
Dream Skills:
Dream Skills is the solo guise of Donald Grant McLean. Although more well known in the independent music scene as the founder of iconoclastic noise rock unit Action Beat, whose gruelling, decades long touring schedule in both Europe and the United States are campaigns worthy of mention in the annals of DIY Punk, in the last several years, McLean’s primary focus has shifted to electronic music in a similarly iconoclastic fashion. The emergence of Action Beat splinter group OMA, helmed by former The Ex vocalist G.W. Sok, give a good indication of the kind of sonic territory McLean’s solo project inhabits, having made records whilst in residency at WORM, Rotterdam and at the world-renowned Devon Analogue Studio.
Don and G.W. Sok recently recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The album will be out on SGG records https://www.sleepinggiantglossolalia.com in the summer of 2024 followed by a US tour in July 2024.
“An idea with the recording at Steve Albini’s was to utilize his professional knowledge of sound, while harnessing the power of electrical audio’s amplifiers and microphones using only analog synthesis. I took advantage of the beautiful sonic dynamics of studio B and had an interest in exploring how to make the synthesizer sound like a guitar for this particular ‘idea’. At certain points of the recording, I peaked the amps and tape on purpose to create a distortion like none other. It was beautiful. The results with Jos’ vocals are fascinating to me. Thank you for listening”. Donald Grant McLean
For the latter half of Dream Skills set, he will be joined by David McLean (Saxophones) and Lauren McLean (voice) for a trio performance. All three have recently returned from Japan where they performed with Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins!) and Masahiro Tobita of Envy/Mouse On The Keys.
David Birchall and The Prepared Banjo
Manchester’s busiest improviser has recently began experimenting with prepared banjo and an array of speakers to create gorgeous, earthy drones bristling full with quiet elemental force. I last witnessed him perform this set at the Tallyrand and he had the entire room gently vibrating.
Records and Evidence Centre

Mysterious new dread electronic outfit from another member of Action Beat, expect haunted atmos and creeping dread.

Melodical Thinking Launch Party


Manchester based collaborative ’Melodical Thinking’ touches down at Aatma on Sat 11 May to host an intimate Launch Party, bringing high quality electronic music purposely curated to make you smile and groove. Martin and Nick will be at the controls throughout this 8-hour vinyl odyssey traversing all things deep house and techno. Countdown commencing…

£5 on the door.

The Witching Hour: First Calling


Alec Waters
A night of Art, Music, Debauchery and Sin – Where spirits run wild and music rattles loud through the speakers. Join us on the Thursday before Halloween for The Witching Hour – when the wicked and unholy bellow their strange sounds and dance into the early hours of the morning. Powered by Union Soundsysytem