The spectacular sonic heroes of our wonderful town make their long-awaited return.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft grace the RMH stage once again to wipe away the January blues… with a dose of experimental excellence. The art of the drone and the blankets of sonic dust will free your mind. This is psychedelia in its purest and most enchanting form.
“The thoroughly futuristic and otherworldly sounds that the Hovercraft make serves as a wonderful reminder that music can take you places you’d never even dared imagine” – Record Collector
Mark Bandola (whose background can be found in 1980’s post-punk quartet The Lucy Show and 21st century solo CDs as Typewriter) contributes his guitars, keyboards, plus a smattering of bass and percussive rhythms. The arranging skills he developed during his earlier projects are employed to great effect on this new material.
Kit Jolly plays a myriad of keyboards, as well as saxophone to colour the sound/landscape. He can sometimes concoct a rhythm of the industrial variation. A natural for a beautiful and sometimes haunting melody, he changes the set by exploring the sonic side of things. His self-created electronic instruments like the Tin-0-sizeR make noises particularly unique to the group.
In the throes of originality there are always roots to be found, and The Ramsgate Hovercraft has cast a wide and tangled net for those looking for clues. Both Jolly and Bandola are keen visual artists and theirs is music as theatre in a blackened room – rich in its tones as abstract expressionism but also as placid as the top of a lake or slow-motion owls before a harvest moon.