30th June - 3rd July 2022. Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire.30th June - 3rd July 2022. Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire.

inbuilt obsolescence

Owain Arthur is the man behind project inbuilt obsolescence, an experiment in fusing organic textures and digital processes lead through guitar-driven loops and improvisation. Performances involve heavy use of loop-machines, processing, and real-time editing to create a groovy, danceable sonic-canvass upon which instrumental and vocal textures can relax into a trance-like psychedelic day-dream.

Merging influences from wherever they can be found, and adopting a jazz sensibility into a punk mindset, it’s not rare to see Owain perform live on stage with multiple collaborators or as a solo artist.

Live performances for inbuilt obsolescence are an opportunity to organically re-interpret the recorded artefact in as many novel and thought-provoking ways as possible, allowing new guests to put their spin upon it as they see tasteful, giving room for each performance to be a unique and novel interpretation every time, and allowing versatility and sensitivity to be shown to every different audience.

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