Groove Armada’s Andy Cato ‘TIMES & PLACES’ Exhibition Announced. A 20 Year Journey Through Dance Music History.

To mark the release of his new solo album, ‘Times & Places, Groove Armada’s Andy Cato has announced an exciting photographic exhibition.  The collection will open to the public on Thursday 25th April, with a party featuring DJ sets from Andy and Mulletover’s Geddes.
On The Road (preferred)

Running until 25th June, the ‘Times & Places’ exhibition will be housed in The Book Club’s basement. and will feature short films and photography  which coincides perfectly with the album release. This is a visual document journeying through 20 years of British dance music culture, and viewed through the lens of someone who’s seen first hand its many twists, rebirths and reconfigurations.

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‘Times & Places’ was largely recorded ‘on the road’ – on tour buses, in airport lounges and beyond. The process of pulling together the fragmented tracks for the album meant digging through piles of cassettes, eight-track tapes, and withered floppy disks. Some of these ‘relics’ were so distorted it meant re-recording them entirely. At the same time a range of old photographs, rolls of film and 8 mm footage were also unearthed. These can now be viewed by the public for the first time.

Raw and stirring, this is the account of a 20 year adventure most could only dream of. From Andy’s pre-Groove Armada free party days, to becoming one of the greatest British dance acts of all time, and through to today, this is a must see for any fan of live and electronic music.

The 18 track album will be released in a hardbook CD package on 29th April on R&S’s imprint, Apollo Records, home to the likes of Aphex Twin, Biosphere, Model 500, Sun Electric and new signings Submerse, Shadow Child and Synkro.

“The first spark for Times & Places came in 2011. It was daybreak in an East European republic on top of a Greek temple, with a micro light dropping confetti on the crowd and the country’s defence minister in the booth with sausage dog balloons around his head. Driving back through the desert-like fields and potholes, memories from the road merged, flashed and disappeared. Fragments of a kind of audio diary began to appear. Soundtracks to those long moments in between gigs, where a 4 track, computer or piano was to hand. This album and exhibition represents a handful, at least, of these times and places.”


25th April 2013 – 25th June 2013

The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH, London
Nearest Tube: Old Street / Shoreditch High Street

Private view: 6pm – 8pm (invite only –
Public opening: 8pm – 2am