Fri 15 Dec
All Night Long: Sean Johnston (Christmas Party!)
Presented by Faith in Strangers
About this event
Beginning the story with ALFOS (A Love From Outer Space) — now continuing on in his galactic journey through other-worldly energy and sounds, Sean Johnston treats us for a special cosmic christmas night this December 15th at Faith in Strangers, all night long.
Casting the power of the eternal hypnotic groove far and wide – and navigating everywhere from the psychedelic excesses of kosmiche to gnarled house, cabinet shaking dub and rain soaked post punk in the process- A Love from Outer Space has, since 2010, been a steadying anchor on the underground, sustaining one of the most dedicated communities around with regular dancefloor epiphanies.
Founded by the late Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston – friends, acid house veterans and fearless sonic adventurers — ALFOS was, initially, the result of a shared love of slower paced sounds. Dub — in particular, the skewed glory of the On U Sound Records back catalogue – and seedy slow motion disco were particular obsessions, and the seeds for ALFOS were cultivated on a series of late night car journeys. Travelling the length and breadth of our scissored isle driving to and from gigs, the pair sound-tracked these nocturnal B‑road sessions with a plethora of slower sonic wonders. Deciding on taking their idiosyncratic journeyman vibe outside the rain lashed highways and into the backrooms and discos, ALFOS was thus hatched with a broad — but firm – remit: never knowingly exceed 122 bpm. Other than that, it was all gates open; all points west.
By making a conscious pact to lower the pace, Weatherall and Johnston offered respite from the more garish excesses of late 00’s clubland: namely, the culture of instant gratification, the narcissistic posturing, all that was superfluous to the glory of the ritual dance.
Rather, slow building atmospherics and a sense of graceful, determined sleaze was the order of the night. An undulating throb that could move seamlessly from Neu! to Timothy J Fairplay by way of New Age Steppers, ALFOS established itself as a place to get beautifully lost in gnostic sonic befuddlement.
- 1:13 PM
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