The Form Group is Matt Ashton, guitarist in London 5-piece The Leaf Library and former guitarist in Peel-favourites Saloon. Using guitars, electronics and field recordings he makes experimental and soporific drone music that invokes the looped guitar explorations of Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, the soundtracks of Peter Broderick and the spatial atmospherics of Vladislav Delay and Basic Channel.
‘Four Improvisations’ was recorded direct to minidisc in Reading in 2003 and features delayed guitar, amp hum and the manipulated sounds of a dripping tap. Originally self-released as a CDR this re-release is a fully remastered version with new artwork.
Joined by violinist Alice Lloyd, The Form Group performed an alternative soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ classic ‘Alice in the Cities’ as part of the Reading Experimental Film Festival in October last year.
They are currently working on the next release, a conceptual long form piece tentatively titled ‘Early Morning Songs’.
Buy it here.