Spiral Dial write stories and improvise electroacoustic soundscapes to bring them to life.

The band was birthed by Liza Bec after Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund funded them to make INNERVATE, an audiovisual installation about their own experience of music triggered epilepsy.

a stunning composition of mesmerising beauty” – Grotesqualiser

the ultimate magical sonic art” – Last Day Deaf

The twisted musical core of the spiral consists of Rhian the robo recorder: part computer, part faux baroque plastic reproduction. Rhian does not subscribe to musical genres but has been told it sounds like a cobra who went to choir school.

Constructed by Liza and powered by Max for Live, Rhian the roborecorder mainly inhabits unnerving dystopian landscapes and enjoys jam sessions with candyfloss pandas. Liza and their roborecorder are featured in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry’s 2022 exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The Power of Music‘ and in New Scientist.

Spiral Dial is narrated by David Ryder Prangley (Adam Ant, Rachel Stamp) , who also plays the bass guitar, and Adam Hayes on percussion, furniture, cake delivery and various other noise making objects.

Spiral Dial are currently producing an eponymous monthly sci fi serial out to subscribers on the last Friday of every month, with artwork by @pushingnormal. Check it out here.