Alexander Tucker Biography

I started by singing in a hardcore band called Suction in the early 1990s, we played noisy adolescent punk with leanings towards swans and Fugazi . After that I joined unhome (featuring members of long running Tunbridge wells post-hardcore band Joeyfat) we released one album on Unlabel titled "A short History of Houses" a collection of Metronomic post rock songs, and a split single with Papa M. Unhome split in late 1999.

I went on to play synths with Detroit space-rockers 'Fuxa' for a UK tour with Spectrum. Concurrently, I had been developing my interest in improvisation using detuned guitars, tape loops, mini disc players and fx pedals. In early 2000 I recorded a solo self-titled album (not Bakelite Blues as it has become know as!) of acoustic finger-picking, experimental electronics and spooked vocals, which was released on the U-Sound Archives label.

I combined compositional song structures, drones, layered vocals and improvisations on my 2005 album "Old Fog" (ATP/R), a collection of spectral moods, eerie landscapes and fragile emotions. These first two albums were recorded on a digital 8-track whilst I lived in a flat above Warren St tube station - at the beginning of some tracks you can hear the rumble of the hellish intersection I looked over everyday. In late 2006 I released my third album "Furrowed Brow" (ATP/R).

I have collaborated with Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), Khanate) on his Ginnungagap side project (Southern Records limited Latitudes series) we spent two days recording at the southern studios getting pysche with the doom folk and more recently we preformed as a Duo For the Maximum Black Festival. I also provided the soundtrack to Spartacus Chetwynd's performance piece at Tate Britain, it was a dream-like experience to be able to play in the main hall. I've played as a part of JOMF, Duke Garwood and the ladywoodsman, and Little Wet Horse. More recently I played with Dan and Dave from Guapo under Dave' side project The Star Gazers Assistant .

I have just finished a new album a project thats taken me over a year to complete it's called "Portal" (ATP/R) and is out now. Also out now is an edition of the ATP/R double 7" single project entitled "Custom Made" which I have penned some tracks for.

I'm also an artist, creating artwork for all of my album covers and side projects, including ongoing drawings and comic artwork for 'Sturgeon White Moss' (White Moss Press) and the cover for Nordic doom-master Wolfmangler (Aurora Borealis).

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