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