Womb, The Britons Protection, Manchester 2008.

Performing with electric guitar, contact mics, tape recorder and objects.

Performing with electric guitar, contact mics, tape recorder and objects.

Live recording

Released as Live at Womb. Available as free download at The Internet Archive.

Live review.

Salford-based G Fisher, it's not so much music in the conventional sense as an auditory art installation.

This is G Fisher. And yes, you would be correct in thinking that is (a) a kitchen brush - it's being scraped around on a metal plate into a microphone - and (b) a fork lodged between guitar strings. Other sonic accessories in the Fisher repertoire include a paint scraper and a pewter tankard. The fork makes an amazing sound and altogether Fisher's work is more of a single coherent piece than a collection of strung together sketches. My long-suffering companion describes it as sounding like two squid having a fight over a rusty bicycle, but when I mention this to the promoter he doesn't seem to consider this a bad thing.