Plankton Wat is the solo sound world of Dewey Mahood, best known as the guitarist of Portland group Eternal Tapestry. Beginning as a home recording project in 2001, Mahood has slowly built a collection of highly personal music that has filtered out into the underground via tape labels such asStunned, Digitalis, and Sloow. 2009 saw the release of Dawn of the Golden Eternity, a full length LP on DNT which brought together many of Mahood's influences - kosmische drones, spiritual improvisation, burnt out psych, and sun baked folk.
Raised in rural Northern California, and calling Portland, OR home since the early 90s, Mahood has spent his life dedicated to the outsider fringe of experimental music. Early bands like Ungutta, andKino-Eye explored DIY punk and free improv, while Elephant Factory (with Larry Crane of Tape-Opmagazine fame) took on avant guitar rock in the tradition of Mission of Burma. Mahood's music has gradually moved into the dark realm of psychedelia first traced in early 2000's bands The Cosmos Group, and Scuffle & Dustcough, both of which borrowed from late 60's San Francisco acid rock. Upon meeting Nick Bindeman and forming Eternal Tapestry in 2005 there has been no looking back. In recent years Mahood has also worked with Barn Owl in the project Garden Sound, drenched his music in dub with Edibles, blasted hardcore punk with Bloodbiker, and laid down the bass groove with Jackie-O Motherf**ker.
Last year saw the release of 'Spirits', his Plankton Wat debut for Thrill Jockey. This September will see his next release called 'Drifter's Temple' for the label. More details and official announcement to follow very soon.
PLANKTON WAT UK DATES:
Fri Sept 13th Mainz, Germany - Walpodenakademie - new date!
Sat Sept 14th Groningen, Netherlands - Vera - new date!
Mon Sept 16th Skive, Denmark - Artschool - new date!
Thu Sept 19th Hamburg, Germany - Golem - new date!
Fri Sept 20th Tilburg, The Netherlands - Incubate Festival
Sat Sept 21st Antwerp, Belgium - Scheldap´en - new date!
Sun Sept 22nd Gent, Belgium - Kinky Star Club - new date!
Mon Sept 23rd London, UK - Cafe OTO w/ J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Pat Thomas, Date Palms
Thu Sept 26th Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Fri Sept 27th Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Fest
Sat Sept 28th Hastings, UK - The Kave Gallery
More live dates to be added soon.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.