Lines of Silence

Lines of Silence is the alias of David Little (previously known as smallhaus), an experimental psychedelic musician. LoS takes cues from classic 60s and 70s kosmische, space rock, progressive, ambient and New Age music, alongside noise rock and improvised and drone acts to create a contemporary take on psychedelia, mixed in with reverence for the natural world.

As smallhaus and LoS David has been featured on BBC 6 Music’s The Freak Zone, Resonance FM, NTS, Trust The Doc and Grenzwellen.

David is based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. He is signed to Dimple Discs.

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Stations of the Sun – Lines of Silence’s new album will be released on Dimple Discs on 23 September 2022 (CD and download).

Pre-order Stations of the Sun now.

Stations of the Sun is an edited, remixed and remastered collection of recordings originally made and released on the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes between 2020-21, marking the turn of the seasons. The four tracks here were edited together from improvisations on digital and analog synthesisers, mixed in with electric and bass guitars and percussion. Starting with the Winter Solstice (And Nature Shall Regain Her Rightful Place) and moving through to the Autumn Equinox (The Conscious Earth), these long form soundscapes reflect not only on the change of the seasons but also on our relationship with the natural world and what might really be happening in the ground beneath us.

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  • 07/07/22 Vanishing Point, Dimple Discs takeover, AMP Studios
  • 28/01/22 Scaledown 159. Improvised set as Delta of Silence, with Andy Crickett (bass) and Phil Hollins (guitar)
  • 05/09/2021 Tomorrow Calling Festival, AMP Studios

Reviews and testimonials

David Little’s exquisite “Lines of Silence” project is an exercise in time dilation and stark beauty. Working with simple tones and nuanced noise he weaves lengthy paths of micro-melody into sustained works that unavoidably have a sense of time and place. By referencing equinoxes and solar events his music can’t help but remind you of the tracks of planets and celestial bodies, of time-lapse movies of stars wheeling- but this is not astrological woowoo – if anything it’s an abstract celebration of the solidity and continual forward motion of science – of infinity and perpetual motion. The lines are there, so is the silence – what fascinates about David’s project is the way the interplay of these two ingredients create such a compelling, sustained dialogue.

Richard Sanderson, Linear Obsessional

Next up on the Vanishing Point Stage was David Little aka Lines Of Silence. The South East London artist, who also performs as Smallhaus, weaved a web of sounds and textures from his guitar and several small synths hooked up to a mind-boggling array of effects units and pedals. The result was ambient and otherworldly as the layers of sound and harmony rose and fell in fluid arcs. Tomorrow was calling indeed it seemed!

Neil March, curator of the Tomorrow Calling festival

To me, unweather sounds like one of these meditative meanderings through personal history. I twist unforgettable highs and lows into idle memory debris. Chronology folds in on itself, with the vivid experiences of last week seeping into the hazes of childhood. Tidal waves of shoegaze guitar drain to leave the hum and drip of degraded tapes, while field recordings from across the UK (Isle Of Mull, London, Hebden Bridge) become backdrops to flickers of melody or acoustic drones, which hang in the foreground like an inner calm or ripe, burdening upset.

Jack Chuter, ATTN Magazine – review of Unweather by smallhaus

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