Portsmouth resident Christopher Reeves is the man behind the eerie, playful electronica of the Gasman. A teenage fan of breakbeat rave music, early Aphex Twin, and the output of the Rephlex label, Reeves began creating music using a programmable Yamaha keyboard as well as samples from records, tapes, and the radio. Some of his music was built from reel-to-reel tapes of classical music run through a computer. In 1998, he began using programs Soundforge and Acid to create tracks. Gradually, he developed a style which blended sophisticated, Baroque-influenced melodies with chopped-up breakbeats, all covered in an ethereal, glowing echo.
Since then, he has released material on Planet Mu, Sublight Records, Terminal Dusk, Warp, The Centrifuge and Believers Roast as well as his own GasmanMusic, with his most recent album, 2016’s Aeriform, being released on Onomatopoeia. He has a number of other alter-egos including Synthia, Wiggy, and Meatman.
The Gasman will be bringing a show reel of his brain wobbling videos for your late night delectation. Such as the video to Museum from 2014’s Hiding Place #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOHc1LxXXFc