First of all, Steve Dinsdale, who plays drums and sometimes keyboards in the legendary English electronic trio Radio Massacre International. Then there’s Nick Robinson, an absolute ace of guitar loops, which he brings to life, evolve and disappear at will, like a magician of sound. Finally, Martin Archer, who as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, plays saxophone, […]
Two new tracks on 10” VINYL (plus download once the vinyl is sold out) in a strictly limited edition of just 50 physical copies, signed and numbered. Buy now to secure your copy – shipping will be early December 2020. As vinyl lovers from our younger days, Discus Music always hoped to revisit the format […]
Perhaps with one panel of the fold-out CD digipak leering at us with a picture of Johnson, Putin, Jong-un, and Trump, one in each of the quartered panel, and given the album title, it’s just as well this journey through a disturbed inner space is entirely instrumental, as lyrically it would all be just be […]
Nick is interviewed by Ellie Colton on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Upload programme to be streamed on Wednesday 14th October at 9pm. Oslo Star is the featured track.
A review from Darren Bergstein (Downtown Music Gallery NY) – no money changed hands! Let’s open simply with: wow. Rarely am I rendered speechless by a recording, but when those moments occur, it’s pure heavenly euphoria. This, the second Das Rad joint, isn’t your father’s prog-fuelled space truckin’ by any stretch of the imagination. Hell, […]
We’re looking to release a 10″ vinyl sometime soon, It features 2 tracks especially recorded for this project – “Alysum” and “Qul Na Qar”, currently being mixed. Individually hand-cut and checked by local lathier, the package will include gifts such as hand-made origami, a Das Rad “flexagon” and signed sleeve liner. This will be a […]
This is the second outing from Sheffield’s Das Rad, following their excellent and highly recommended debut. “Goodbye to the Future” might seem a darkly pessimistic title for this set; and the images of our esteemed leaders from the UK, USA, Russia and North Korea and surreal pastiches of Biblical scenes or fairy tales pasted on top […]
Das Rad is an English trio of Nick Robinson (guitars, keyboards, electronics), Martin Archer (woodwind, keyboards, synth bass, electronics) and Steve Dinsdale (drums, keyboards, electronics). They define themselves as a band “informed by progressive and krautrock esthetics”. To use a German name as an English Trio is almost a statement in these Brexit-times. Even more, […]
Nick talks (briefly) about his setup and adds some overdubs to a 25 minute piece we are working on for our third album.
Remember when you were young And live music events took place. Here’s an early outing for Das Rad at Bishop’s House a couple of years ago, when it will happen again is anybody’s guess. You can watch a video here
Sid Smith’s thoughts on our debut
Someone on rateyourmusic,com has described AAF as “Excellent – a genre must-have”…