June 20th, 2012 | Published in Blog
Defibrillators formed in March 2008 at The Croft in Bristol when Seth Cooke and Anton Maiof started chatting over a cigarette outside the Merzbow, Flowers/Corsano Duo and Carlos Giffoni concert playing that night. The plan was to form an improvising duo that would be more flexible and spontaneous than other bands the two had played in previously. Since then they have gone on to play shows with Cut Hands, Charles Hayward, Neptune, Kayo Dot, Team Brick, Flowers/Corsano Duo, Ryan Jordan, Heather Leigh Murray and played at the inaugural Hokaben Festival with Aufgehoben and Sun Ra’s Arkestra. Seth plays drums, cymbals, crotales, gongs, steel sink and assorted electronics. Anton plays keyboards, homemade devices and manipulates pre-recorded and live sampled real-time audio via his laptop and a Nintendo Wii remote.
Their much delayed debut album was recorded way back in 2009 and is out now on Teflon Beast. You can get hold of it here and here. Their previous releases include a disc on Colour Ride (no longer available, email defibrillatorsmusic (at) googlemail (dot) com for a digital copy) and a sixteen minute track on Bang the Bore’s 6 CD fundraiser compilation, Missing Nothing.