Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element
Simon Minter Guitar
Giles Borg Guitar
Stuart Fowkes Bass, Keyboards, Programming
Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element are a three-piece experimental electronic band from Oxford and London, formed in 2000, with part-time jobs working for the tourist board of the beautiful city of Sunnyvale, CA.
In 2006, Sunnyvale performed a collaborative set with Can legend Damo Suzuki, have been championed by Radio One's Huw Stephens and featured in the Radio One 'Best of unsigned' podcast over the summer. In the past we have played alongside the likes of Luke Vibert, Hella, Scout Niblett, Electrelane, Oxes, Six By Seven, Knifehandchop, The Telescopes, Pram and Max Tundra.
Initially conceived as an experiment in improvised electronic music, early compositions were hour-long slabs of sound, utilising the likes of glue, crisps, clockwork toys and kitchen utensils alongside the standard array of programmed rhythms, samples, and effects. These early dissections developed into a scattershot cut'n'paste aesthetic taking as much from Detroit house as it does from Chicago guitar noise.