Delpine Dora & Mocke / Pefkin / Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie
Le corps défendant (2017) was recorded during a long-term, long(ish)-distance collaboration between Delphine Dora who lives in french deep countryside and Mocke who is based in Brussels. It was released in July 2017 by Brussels label Okraïna.
Dora is a french pianist, vocalist, improviser and composer. Besides her solo work, she collaborated with musicians such as Half Asleep, Salvatore Borrelli, Bruno Duplant, Paulo Chagas, Eloise Decazes (Arlt) and she has performed with Lau Nau, James Blackshaw, Baby Dee, Liam Singer, Sophie Cooper, Aine O’Dwyer. She is also the founder of the Wild Silence label which has more than 20 releases.
Mocke is a french guitarist and composer based in Brussels and a key figure of the french alternative pop scene. Besides his solo work, he has collaborated with Arlt, Kelly de Martino, Transbluency, Chevalrex. He was a member of Holden and is now a member of the duo Midget ! with Claire Vailler.
Pefkin is the alter ego of Gayle Brogan, one half of Glaswegian vintage synth duo Electroscope and ex-proprietor of the Boa Melody Bar mail order. She has been recording as Pefkin since 1999 and released albums on Morc, Wild Silence, Reverb Worship, Pseudoarcana, etc. More recently she has been recording with the Kitchen Cynics' Alan Davidson under the name Barrett's Dottled Beauty, creating psych-folk hymnals inspired by a mutual love of folk songs and nature, and has been recording with United Bible Studies. On her own Gayle creates a dreamy rural psychedelia from looped vocals, guitar, analogue synth and violin and has received comparisons to Coil, Popul Vuh and Nico. She has just released a new album "Final Instar" inspired by moths on Siren Wire and an 8" lathe cut on Sonido Polifonico.
Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie's music for guitar, voice and objects brings together a broad palette of acoustic experimentation with drifting song-like structures. Ben Pritchard released 'A Drawn Out Line' on Wagtail and plays in the Ashley Paul ensemble. Sholto Dobie has released music on Cosmovisión registros andinos and OtoRoku, and has played with with United Bible Studies, Ashley Paul and Ivor Kallin. He also runs the long-standing event series Muckle Mouth.