24 March 2010JG Ballard project on The Exotic Pylon
The JG Ballard Project features JGB-inspired music and spoken word pieces and further nights are planned in Oporto, Portugal and London, England for around November 2010. More info to follow.
Meanwhile Ike Yard is currently working on the remix of Vladislav Delay's cut (from around 2000) Sistol for Phthalo Records.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography