We spoke a bit about the work of Tom Scholefield, aka the Planet Mu signed producer and visual artists Konx-Om-Pax, a couple of weeks back when we presented his debut short film, ‘Under The Bridge’, but he’s got a lot more going on than just that clip. Evidently one of those guys that’s able to master anything - or at least competently tackle computer guided visual art, video production and noise music – he released, Regional Surrealism, his debut album on the Planet Mu label last year. A collection of beatless atmospherics and processed sounds, it supposedly dealt in soundtracking half remembered childhood memories but as profound as that sounds, it really excelled in giving the listener the space and inspiration to let their mind wander. Part sweeping art installation, part tonal juxtaposition and synth experimentation it gives his visual work a bit more of a context, making the gloss and saturation of his vivid colour scheme seem a little bit more woeful than playful in a way.
Ahead of his performance in the Planet Mu hosted Room Three on Friday 12th July he’s put together a mixtape in the traditional sense, pasting and blending together tracks directly to cassette to give you a better idea of the type of music he’ll be reaching for on the night. In his own words it’s a "vinyl only mix, recorded straight to cassette... featuring music from Forgemasters, Jamal Moss, Larry Heard, Paranoid London, Thomas Bangalter and many more old party favourites."