Gordon Chapman-Fox presents The Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan
Wed 26 Apr 2023
Gordon Chapman-Fox was born in the 1970s and spent his childhood re-enacting Star Wars to the sounds of Jean-Michel Jarre, against the backdrop of the last gasp of the space race. Gordon has been making electronic music since 2003 under various names and labels. Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan is his latest project.
Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan has seen three albums released to critical and widespread acclaim under the much-respected Castles In Space imprint. The first album, Interim Report, March 1979, was released in February 2021 and made the Top 20 of Electronic Sound magazine’s albums of the year. The third album, Districts, Roads, Open Space, was released in October 2022 and made it into the top 20 UK vinyl album charts.
Before its release, Gordon appeared on Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone Hauntology special, talking about the legacy of the new towns and its influence on his music.
‘Modern industrialized society is filled with ghosts. Chapman-Fox has found some of them and given them a voice. The results are dramatic and chilling, lasting long after the record ends.’
‘A potentially overwhelming experience for anyone ever separated from their mum in a crumbling multi-storey car park’
Live support comes from Exeter synth-act PolarvoidX – dark electronica for dark times. There is only now and tomorrow, eerie vibes from analog synths.
This event is a fundraiser for Exeter’s community radio station, Phonic FM.