Take a listen and download 'Roadman', the tenth track on Gagarin's forthcoming album on Geo, 'Corvid'.
Gagarin is the solo nom de plume of Graham “ Dids” Dowdall making instrumental electronica that doesn’t adhere to or belong in any particular scene or style. His latest album Corvid continues the path of recent work driven by aching melody, treated and raw foundsounds, subtle beat programming, distressed atmospheres and space. His influences lie as much in psychogeography and other ideas as they do in the wide range of musics that inform him.
Gagarin’s history to date includes an extended period playing with Nico in the 80s and a list of collaborations over the years including John Cale, Ludus, Eric Random, Suns of Arqa, Band of Holy Joy, Raf & O, Low Bias, Zor Gabor.
Currently he is a member of avant rock legends Pere Ubu and duo Roshi ft. Pars Radio, and when he’s not exploring the outer reaches of the sonic galaxy Graham is a leading practitioner and expert in music and disabilities as well as a lecturer at Goldsmiths.
Summer 2016 saw Gagarin commissioned to create five pieces in response to five hills in Surrey and reworks of these pieces, which feature recordings made in situ form part of the album.