Luke Vibert is returning to Knockengorroch! An eclectic little tripper, he will win you over with a mix of acid, electro, techno and triphop. Born and brought up in Cornwall, Vibert started out in a punk band and puts the oddness of the ‘Cornwall Skool’ – which includes his contemporaries Aphex Twin and Tom Middleton / Global Communications – down to the fact that they were so far from any metropolitan style police that no one really cared what they made or how it sounded or what you called it.
Spurred on by the success of Aphex, Vibert began to think about putting out some of his music and has recorded under several different aliases, most notably Wagon Christ and Plug. Thus he wears the unlikely double mantles of ambient guru and drum ‘n’ bass god. Meanwhile, he pumped out a host of remixes for, amongst others, Nine Inch Nails, Squarepusher, Tortoise, Lamb and Stereolab.
He’s now been releasing music for more than two decades under various aliases, which have emerged on Warp Records, Rephlex, Mo Wax and Planet Mu. His latest album, Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol. 1, is a sample-heavy tribute to rave’s heyday, and is his third album for Hypercolour, who released Ridmik in 2014 and another album under Vibert’s Kerrier District alias the following year. This latest full-length is described as an “ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British aerodrome fields.” Oh, the good old days.