KHAO ROP – Sarah Bates

We’re really excited to be able to share the amazing KHAO ROP from Sarah Bates in the the February version of the Chill Out Tent, it’s Edition #11and it happening this Sunday 28/2/21 at 18:00 GMT. A hallucinatory film, blending Sarah’s music and video work into an immersive journey, it’s not available on line so make sure you join us on Sunday!

‘Thailand is Sarah’s spiritual home. Just before the bug hit, Sarah & her daughter spent months in the jungle over there; she returned to a very different world but was still full of the sun.

Suddenly locked down in her house, Sarah escaped into the hours of video she’d shot while away, working non-stop on assembling a staggering moving collage that’s as far removed from a set of holiday snaps as you could possibly imagine.

With her music production rig set up next to her video workstation, she composed an entirely new soundtrack to match the film – nine classic Sarah Bates moody melters – and after many months of ridiculously hard work, KHAO ROP is now ready for you to discover.

Put simply, it’s an alternate reality that you can disappear into. You will be consumed by this film. There are many meanings to be discovered in it, or u can just blaze one and let it roll over you.’

Sarah Bates – Bandcamp.Instagram

Check the live set below for a flavour of Sarah’s live sound…

The Chill Out Tent Edition #11

Gerry Rooney / Dartmouth Arms (Photo Strictly Poolside)

We’re back with the February version of the Chill Out Tent, it’s Edition #11 and it’s happening this Sunday 28/2/21 at 18:00 GMT.

We’ve pulled together another awesome line up of music, film, culture and art, full details to follow throughout this week but here’s the headlines…

After party session with the legendary Bill Brewster, a crate diggers delight with the edit King Gerry Rooney, soulful deepness and vocals from Vanessa Freeman all recorded at the iconic London venue the Dartmouth Arms. The venue is equally famous for it’s fine food and drink as it’s stunning audiophile sound system. Literary explorations with iconic author David Keenan. Music from Steve Cobby, Si Mills (Bent), Balearic afternoon vibes from Belanuit, Samantha Whates, Sarah Bates (Ruf Kutz), Hush Forever, Fila Brazilia, Xyla (Leaving Records), Lo-Fitronics (Ambient Zone). It’s going to be another fab evening, see you on Sunday. Join live on Mixcloud and LiveFrom.

Edition #11 Schedule

18:00 Belanuit – Mi Película
18:30 Samantha Whates – live
18:40 Vanessa Freeman – DJ set
19:10 Sarah Bates – Khao Rop
19:40 Exploding Digital Inevitable – Video show
20: 10 David Keenan – reading from Xstabeth
20:15 Gerry Rooney – DJ Set
21:00 Bill Brewster – After Party

Vanessa Freeman / Dartmouth Arms (Photo Strictly Poolside)
Bill Brewster / Dartmouth Arms (Photo Strictly Poolside)

Al Kent – Edition #10 After Party

We always close out our monthly Chill Out Tent livestreams with an after party, where the tempo goes up after the mellowness of the earlier sessions. We’re really honored to have one of the kings of the disco edit,’ Glasgow’s answer to Walter Gibbons’ that’s Scotland’s Al Kent in charge of the party for Edition #10 on Sunday 31/1/21/.

Al has a huge back catalogue of top quality edits, compilations and original compositions, find them on his Bandcamp, via Gamm and BBE. He’s been keeping busy through lock down with the excellent Stream the Scene events, make sure to check their top quality lineups.

Eddie Chacon & John Carroll-Kirby x the Chill Out Tent

This Sunday’s Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent features a set from respected singer songwriter Eddie Chacon and producer / keyboard player John Carroll-Kirby. The pair collaborated on Chacon’s ‘Pleasure, Joy and Happiness’ album, his comeback release after many years away from the music business, “What a rare and cool challenge it was for me to help Eddie re-emerge after a long hiatus,” says Carroll Kirby. “I was excited to produce a record for him that captured the chill, laid-back wisdom and easy vocal mastery he has that you don’t see that much these days.” The success of the album and the redemption of it’s warm reception are not lost on singer – “I was moved to tears. Honestly. Up until that point, I didn’t feel I’d ever done anything real or great in my life. I finally felt like I’d done something good.”

It’s a beautiful album of rare charm and delicacy and one of our favourites here at the Chill Out Tent. Huge thanks to Eddie and John for letting us share their session with the Chill Out Tent community.

The Chill Out Tent Edition #10 – 31/1/21

This Sunday 31/1/21 at 18:00 GMT sees Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent and as you can see from the flyer below it’s another super lineup, bringing the best in Chill Out culture, music and film. Set a reminder to join us and catch the streaming event at Livefrom and Mixcloud Live, this is a free event, all welcome. For further information subscribe to our newsletter here. For details on the schedule check the links below…

18:00 – Fireside Tapes – Steve Jones (A Man Called Adam)

18:30 – Yasushi Ide – Cosmic Suite

19:10 – Eddie Chacon & John Carrol-Kirby

19:30 – Gavin Pretor-Pinney – (Cloud Appreciation Society)

19:45 – Sheepwatch in the Clouds – Chris Coco

20:45 – My Friend Dario – Sketches of Etna

21:15 – After Party – Al Kent (Stream the Scene)

Sheepwatch II – In the Clouds with Chris Coco

The sheep 🐑 are back this Sunday 31/1/21 for Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent, when Sheepwatch takes to the clouds ☁️ with a soundtrack of the cosmic festival variety from our man Chris Coco, beautiful music and bucolic ovine visuals make this a session not to miss. Check the recording of Sheepwatch Vol I from Edition #1 at the bottom of this page, it’s one of our favourites…

Edit – 6/2/21 – Here’s the audio of Sheepwatch II from Edition #10

Gavin Pretor-Pinney in Conversation with the Chill Out Tent

Our third update on what’s in store for next weekend’s Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent. We’re really excited to confirm that we had a facinating conversation with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and the results of this meeting will be shared in a special film in our next monthly Chill Out Tent event on Sunday 31st January.

Gavin is an author, best known for his books The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Wavewatcher’s Companion, being the co-founder of the Idler magazine and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. His cloud-centric world view is one we share here at the Chill Out Tent;

We believe that clouds are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save money on psychoanalysis bills.’

Make sure you join us next week for this inspiring film.

Fireside Stories – Steve Jones (A Man Called Adam)

It’s time for our next update on what’s happening for our monthly Chill Out Tent event, Sunday 31st January will see us streaming Edition #10. Next on the schedule is Steve Jones from A Man Called Adam with an atmospheric ‘Fireside Story’ film and music mix.

Edit 3/2/21 – Here’s Steve’s set from Edition #10 – it’s a beauty!

Here’s what Steve had to say about what’s in store for his session,

There is something about staring at a fireside, watching a wood fire burn that always seems the same but always changing. This mix tries to mirror that feeling, moving from early ambient to folkloric to new jazz and featuring artists such as Harold Budd, Common with Jessica Care Moore and Ji Drü. This, then is a fireside story recorded while trying to keep warm on the Île de Ré in France, during the evening curfew.’

Here’s a taste of Steve’s musical direction, a guest mix for Patrick Vidal at Disturbed, Le Mellotron, Paris is a post-punk-punk-funk-no-wave-noise of a selection to soundtrack these dystopian times.

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