Saturday, 1 October 2016

Live UK show 9th October

next (and possibly last) Yellow6 live show for 2016 is on Sunday 9th October in Wolverhampton, at the first in what will hopefully be a long series of events under the banner Silent Strategies.
Here's the full details....

Silent Strategies Ambient event
Lighthouse Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
Show runs from 17:30-21:00 (approx) with 5 acts in what is proposed as a continuous flow of music.
Artists playing are:  
Clusters
Jazzdefector
Mike Hatton
Russ Sergeant 
Yellow6

There's a fakebook event page here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/180708392340961/ or just search for it....

We play in the gallery, and there is a bar with coffee / food / beer depending on your needs

news on Merry6mas soon...
jon./Yellow6

Monday, 22 August 2016

Yellow6 late summer news....

hi all
some late summer news from Yellow6.
after a recent period of (relative) inactivity there is some exciting stuff happening over the next month or so....
first up:
Burn Again - Cathedral Transmissions 2xcdr
Limited to 50 copies in translucent hand made sleeve
Earlier in the year Jon (Yellow6) recorded a new track called 'Burn', titled after hearing news of wildfires in Canada. Although he wasn't too happy with the result, he did a new version, 'Burn Again' which came out well. Over the next few weeks he recorded it again, another 6 or so times with different guitars, effects, and each take being partly improvised, so they were all different.
As he couldn't choose a single one he really liked, he sent them all to me (David Newlyn) to create something from. I sent back a mix of the various versions, plus added instrumentation running at just over 40 minutes. He then put together his own mix of the various versions, plus another new one, to create a new mix of just under 60 minutes. Both of these mixes appear on this double cdr release.

credits

releases August 27, 2016

Original tracks written and recorded by Yellow6.
Mixes by Yellow6 and David Newlyn.
Additional instrumentation by David Newlyn
short samples are available to listen to here:
https://cathedraltransmissions.bandcamp.com

(It is also the same title as an excellent track by Magazine that you should check out if you don't already know it)

LIVE
yes, after a few shows in France earlier in the year, Yellow6 have two upcoming gigs:
Saturday 17th September is a daytime in-store appearance at Rough Trade Nottingham.  This features yellow6, alongside Nottingham guitarists Charlie Ulyatt (check out his fine CD Dead Birds on bandcamp), and Nick Jonah Davis.
Event runs between 2-6pm in the store.  CDs will be available to buy and each artist will do a full live set.
here's a link to the facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/591661861013606/

and... my second visit to the fair city of Wolverhampton.  The first was back in 2002 i think, and my fist Low gig.
this time around, it's an afternoon of ambient related music (Silent Strategies) on  Sunday 9th October, at the Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT, with music from Clusters / Jazzdefector / Mike Hatton / Russ Sergeant / Yellow6
https://www.facebook.com/Silent-StrategiesAmbient-Event-1184945231557967/

more news in the autumn, possibly of new music, but that's all for now...

jon./Yellow6

Monday, 25 July 2016

Yellow6 Summer News

Hi.  some news from the world of Yellow6....
first up, there's a new and exclusive tracks "Conrad" available on the new compilation from Assembly Field recordings, available as a download from Bandcamp:  https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/va-compilation-4
The Y6 track was recorded slightly before conrad#2 which features on the (still available - hint!) Springsun EP.
Take advantage of the post-Brexit fall in the value of the pound to order some CDs you missed out on.

In other news.... coming soon is a limited 2 x cdr release on Cathedral Transmissions in collaboration once more with David Newlyn.  Earlier in the year, i recorded a new track called 'Burn', titled after the news of wildfires in Canada.  Although i wasn't too happy with the result, i did a new version, 'Burn Again' which came out well.  Over the next few weeks i recorded it again another 6 or so times with different guitars, effects, and each part improvised so all different.  As i couldn't coose a single one i really likes, i sent them all to David Newlyn to create something from.  He came back with a mix of the various versions, plus added sounds rnning to just over 40 minutes.  I then put together my own mix of various versions, plus another new one, to create a ix just under 60 minutes.
The 2 of these will be released as a double cdr set in the near future.

lastly, gig news.... only one gig coming up but, harking back to the early 2000s when i played the Rough Trade ROTA shows a number of times, I will be doing an instore performance at Rough Trade Nottingham on Saturday 17th September, 3-6 pm.  Also appearing are Charlie Ulyatt and Nic Jonah Davis.  More on that nearer the time.
that's all for now... enjoy the sunshine (if you have some where you are)
jon./Y6

Sunday, 31 January 2016

yellow6 news February 2016

hi
i hope 2016 is going well for you.  
a little news....

A return to the Church Of Sound in Nottingham...
Yellow6 / Spandril / Vostok
Thursday 18th February, 2016
Lee Rosy's Tea Shop
17 Broad Street Nottingham

https://www.facebook.com/events/174562036243808/


In case you haven't got it yet, there's still some physical copies of merry6mas2015 left at Bandcamp... you can download too, or stream for free.

https://yellow6.bandcamp.com/album/in-circles-merry6mas2015

it's also on Spotify.

that's all for now
jon.

current listening:
David Bowie - Blackstar
Tortoise - The Catastrophist

Monday, 30 November 2015

walk out to winter....or stay in with yellow6

Hi.  the days are colder and the nights longer meaning it’s that merry6mas time of year.  As ever, the only thing festive about this release as that it coincides with this time of year, but don’t let that stop you trying to liven up parties with it (or at the least, end parties with it).

in circles / merry6mas2015 is #17 in an ongoing series, written and recorded during 2015, some of this music came about during rehearsals for the 2 live shows of the year, some didn’t make the final cut of No Memories, Only Photographs, and others were written as time became short and i needed material for this and was avoiding using a live recording as last year.
All are, as ever, presented here lacking some of the final polish some may expect, but this is the polish that, in reality, no Yellow6 release has ever had. Because i record part improvised there will always be the odd note that isn’t quite right or the click of an effect pedal, but i feel these are the things that make it more human (of course the big errors are deleted).
Aside from a couple of drum loops, each song was recorded as a single multi-track take.  There’s a few overdubs of bass, piano and drum beats but that’s all. 
As this is mostly loop based music, there is usually a starting loop as the foundation on which the other layers are built. At some time this loop will disappear and be replaced by others. The thing i like when listening back as i don’t always notice when these things start and stop straight away as other layers come to the fore. I hope you will also find that in the shifting collection of loops and drones that make up the music.

All music by Yellow6
Released by Silber (Silber 203)
Sleeve photographs by Gavin Morrow
(taken at the Church of Sound, Nottingham, September 2015)

Track listing:
two kinds of people 04:05
the end of a gloomy week 09:57
circular #3 13:22
the fifth (live rehearsal version) 07:59
circular #4 11:57
my favourite corner09:31
the longest day 12:31
summers past 09:47

total time 79:24



There are still a handful of copies of No Memories, Only Photographs left on the site (13), and the last few of Closer To The Sea Without Moving (7) - plus the free recent live download “Church of Sound”.

Also, in case you are looking for that super rare exclusive christmas gift for the one you love, the final copy of the 30 copy lathe cut LP/CD set of No Memories, Only Photographs (LP with 2 tracks only available in physical form here) is now on eBay:




Thanks again for your support in 2015.  My Bandcamp has had more plays in the last 6 months than ever and i’ve scraped past that elusive 500 likes in Facebook…… the only way is up!

merry6mas and a happy new year to you all


jon./yellow6

Friday, 28 August 2015

No Memories, Only Photographs

The time has come, a little earlier than originally planned and the new Yellow6 album is available from today at Bandcamp.

So here’s the important details:

No Memories, Only Photographs CD
Silber Records Silber 201
150 CD copies

This is an 8 track, 64 minute CD (not cdr) packaged in a stencilled black card sleeve, with two full colour inserts featuring the photographs of Dik Ng and Steph Summer, taken at the Sound Pilgrims event earlier this year. 

Here’s some comments on a couple of the tracks from Mark Barton (Sunday Experience, Losing Today)

 ‘return of the saucers’ is old school Yellow6, slow drip entrancement, both measured and elegant all bathed in crystalline kisses and the genteel emotional burn of bitter sweet reflection not to mention touched by the noir purred sleight of hand of  Budd and/Mancini, the mood as ever undercut by a veiled and hollowed romance.

By contrast ‘seal beach’ is adorned by a dreamy texture that softly radiates and shimmers to a more recognisable romantic incline, the mood mellower and distanced by a tranquil calm is delicately dappled and subtly dipped in the expressive colouring of genteel exotic sea breezes which by our reckoning are best served listening to through head cans whilst unwinding yourself of the days deeds whilst watching burning skies fading into the distance.

Also available soon is a very limited 30 copy lathe cut LP as a companion piece.  This LP in cut on heavy black vinyl and comes in a black disco bag with a full size double sided insert.  It features two long exclusive tracks “Beat Them At Their Own Game” and “Photographs On The Piano”, only available in physical form here (they are included in the download of the album from Bandcamp). 
The LP includes a full CD copy of the album.

The LPs are expected to be available towards the end of September, and will be shipped as soon as they arrive.  Due to the UK holiday weekend, it will be put on Bandcamp for pre-order on Friday 04 September.  2 copies will be sold on eBay.
I will apologise in advance for the price of these which is not cheap.  Aside from the cost of the individual cutting of the LP and printing of the sleeve insert, the shipping costs are quite ridiculous so please note this will be £5 UK, £12 EU, £15 rest of world in addition to the selling price.  It is, of course, worth every penny!

Bandcamp links:  https://yellow6.bandcamp.com/album/no-memories-only-photographs


So, here’s a link to the videos on YouTube and the whole album can be streamed on Bandcamp and is available for instant download with any purchase.



Many thanks in advance for your support.



Lastly but not leastly, I have a rare live appearance in Nottingham:

Here’s the details:
The Church of Sound Presents
Yellow6 / Infinity Curve / Grey Frequency
17 September at 19:30

Lee Rosy's Tea Shop
17 Broad Street, Nottingham

more info and the Fakebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/428565657342802/

thanks.
jon/Y6

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

new sounds....


as a taster for the upcoming album, there's two tracks up on Soundcloud:

Seal Beach - a track from the CD
https://soundcloud.com/yellow6/seal-beach-guitar-version

Photographs on the Piano - one side of the limited lathe cut LP
https://soundcloud.com/yellow6/photographs-on-the-piano

The artwork for the CD arrived today and the inlay for teh LP is expected tomorrow.  CD should arrive in a week or so and the LP mid September.

150 copies of the LP and 30 of the LP

Live show for Church of Sound at Lee rosy, Nottingham on 17th September.... more news soon

jon./Y6