Aidan and Kris jamming down in “Office” Hacker Farm’s amazing studio
Lau have been enjoying Hacker Farm’s latest release UHF in the van of late, and seeing as we had a day off in the South West of England, we gave them a shout (go internet, go) and sounded them out for the chance of a trip to their beautiful, unique and distinctly ace noise farm near Crewkerne.
Hacker Farm make varied and extraordinary electronic music with a strong DIY punk ethos and a bloody cool sense of the homemade, circuit-bent and re-appropriated. Many of their instruments the made themselves, and few others are left in their original form.
Hacker Farm’s excellent sounding milk churn amp. Nice logo boys!
Photo: John Gray
The HF boys are a warm and welcoming crew, and after a hearty curry we set about the exciting business of plugging many things into many other things. The resulting jam, I think we can safely say produced a sound the universe has never encountered before.
Farmer Glitch welcomes us to their farm of delights.
Tim and Martin get setting up for Lau/Hacker Farm mega jam Photo: John Gray
More to come on this, including recordings and some great film footage courtesy of the very nice John Gray who is traveling with us this week documenting Lau in the wild.
Many, many thanks to Bren, Kek-W and Farmer Glitch for their hospitality, openness and deeply memorable trip on planet Hacker Farm,
You can see a sneak preview of John’s work here, in our tour diary part 1: