Lines of Silence is space music from under the soil. Taking 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. Lines of Silence is the alias of David Little (previously known as smallhaus).
As smallhaus and Lines of Silence 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 has released albums on Linear Obsessional, TQN-Aut and is currently working with Dimple Discs.
David also hosts the Stranger Lights radio show on listen.camp: a bi-monthly deep dive into consciousness-altering sounds.
Strap in for a continuous mix of tracks by Lines of Silence and other AKAs. From early Floyd/Ash Ra Tempel reverb-drenched cavernous space rock through spiralling Berlin School sequences to drone rock and experimental psychedelic noise – and all spaces in between, this is space music from under the soil.
Stations of the Sun
‘Stations of the Sun’ is an edited collection of recordings originally made and released on the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes between 2020-21. Four 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.
Terra / Aqua
Terra and Aqua are a collection of drones, based on the main notes of the terra and aqua Koshi chimes (G, C, E and F for terra; A, D, F and G for aqua). Substituting one hour for one minute, the length of Terra and Aqua represent the sidereal day (23:56) and tidal cycle of a lunar day (24:50).
- 06/08/23 Golden Lion, Todmorden, TBC
- 24/03/23 Scissorgun, Lines of Silence plus special guests, Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge
- 01/10/22 Stations of the Sun launch gig. Muse Music and Love Café, Hebden Bridge
- 07/07/22 Vanishing Point, Dimple Discs takeover, AMP Studios
Reviews and testimonials
[Stations of the Sun] is a fantastic album, full of depth with an expansive sound. The layers of sonics build beautifully throughout the tracks and the production is crystal clear and warm..Dave Clarkson, Scissorgun / Spectral Bazaar / Cavendish House
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