SUNROOF [DANIEL MILLER & GARETH JONES]
BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE – AVAILABLE FROM TODAY
LONDON PERFORMANCES CONFIRMED
Sunroof [Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones] have today released a Bandcamp exclusive, Electronic Music Improvisations Live in London and Frankfurt, two live improvisations recorded in MOMEM, the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, in Frankfurt and IKLECTIK in London.
The album is a set of four live modular electronic music instrument pieces and follows the release of Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 (2021) and Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 (2023) – both the result of four decades of friendship and collaboration where the duo came together with no pre-planning and no rehearsal, bringing together their “unpatched” modular systems.
Daniel Miller (founder of Mute, the “accidental label” that began with the release of his own 7” single The Normal’s T.V.O.D / Warm Leatherette) met Gareth Jones, (the innovative and influential producer, engineer and artist) back when Miller asked Jones to work with him in late 1982 on what became Depeche Mode’s Construction Time Again. After Depeche Mode had gone home for the day, they would stay on to work on their own sessions, a practise that continues to this day. By the mid-nineties Sunroof had emerged as remix project going on to rework Can, MGMT, To Rococo Rot, Kreidler and Goldfrapp, amongst others, and their first recordings appeared on a compilation paying tribute to Neu!
The eight pieces that make up Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 2 are imbued with the experimental playfulness of early electronic pioneers but retain their modernity thanks to their creator’s constant explorations in electronic music.
Electronic Music Improvisations Live in London and Frankfurt
Listen to / buy the album: https://mute.ffm.to/sunroof-emi-live