“I don’t care about sound or music until I can hear the presence of a personality, of a human character."
The course Gainsborough aka Vessel has charted through the dubby, trip hopping and industrial side of Bristol’s rich bass culture remains something of a starting point in understanding where his music comes from. Colliding the more poetic and experimental sounds of dub music within the Young Echo collective, Gainsborough’s continental drift of the group’s urbanistic middle, naturally finds itself left of field. Trawling ‘an undocumented hinterland’ that only his Vessel project holds the bearings to navigate, “exploratory mode is the default setting,”
(c) photo: Christalla Fannon