Lines of Silence is an experimental kosmische / krautrock / drone rock band, creating a contemporary take on psychedelia that reveres the natural world.
Lines of Silence (LOS) is a loose collective of musicians, centring around David Little – current members include Dave Clarkson (synths and electronics) and John Bonner (live visuals). Other members who have played recently with LOS are Lee-Anne Burgess (bass), Gareth Bibby (guitar and electronics) and Simon Crump (saxes and FX pedals).
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.
Lines of Silence have released albums on TQN-Aut and are currently working with Dimple Discs.
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‘Stations of the Sun’ is an edited collection of recordings originally made and released on the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes between 2020-21.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).
- 14/11/23 Todmorden EMOM, Golden Lion – LOSRND set
- 23/11/23 Eagle Inn, Salford. Double headline gig with Flange Circus
- 08/12/23 The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Supporting I FEEL LIKE A BOMBED CATHEDRAL
- 06/08/23 Golden Lion, Todmorden, supporting Flange Circus
- 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 superb … Beautiful atmosphere, beautiful sound…Amaury Cambuzat, FaUSt, Ulan Bator, I Feel Like a Bombed Cathedral
[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