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hipster_bebop_junkie 11.15.2013 06:54 PM

Thought Forms

May this be a thread to post and discuss content related to Thought Forms (Charlie Romijn, Guy Metcalfe and Deej Dhariwal) and other projects with not many degrees of separation (Silver Stairs of Ketchikan, Solar Flares, Deej Dhariwal's solo work, Lava Thief, Invada Records, etc...).

There's a new video out for "Landing" (off their latest album, "Ghost Mountain"), created in a week by Charlie with free editing software and iphone:

SuchFriendsAreDangerous 11.15.2013 07:39 PM

Damn it, more bands from SYG that I don't listen too. It seems as my music collection keeps growing that I've finally reached a maximum threshold for absorption. I can't really get that into new records or bands anymore, my brain simply doesn't have enough room to remember any more new lyrics or music. It seemed before that there was infinite storage, but over the past 4 or 5 years I've let so many new records and bands go off my radar that it is almost embarrassing, and yet, oddly, I don't have the slightest regret.


Glice 11.16.2013 03:56 AM

Thought Forms are one of the better bands in the UK, for my money. I've seen them quite a few times, from way back when they were support acts on crappy Wednesday door split shows (5 years maybe?) Have also played with them a few times - super-generous and caring people and insanely 'into' music in a way most jaded musos aren't. Live, they get better every time.

SSOK is amazing, and YOU NEED TO DO MORE OF IT CHARLIE (if you're reading).

hipster_bebop_junkie 11.29.2013 01:36 AM

An audience recording of a very recent Thought Forms show has been uploaded to dimeadozen:
Thought Forms, 2013-11-26, Moles Club, Bath, UK

Flyer (taken from Thought Forms' facebook):

I'll post a Wetransfer link for the non-torrent people soon. :)

hipster_bebop_junkie 11.29.2013 11:25 AM

Pictures of the show at Moles:

A wetransfer link to download a recording of this show, is now located in this thread:


Charlie Romijn's tumblr:

Stijn 12.02.2013 03:30 PM

Last weekend at Sonic City

hipster_bebop_junkie 12.03.2013 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by Stijn
Last weekend at Sonic City


hipster_bebop_junkie 01.23.2014 10:46 PM

New Thought Forms/Esben And The Witch split 12" coming up in April:

"We're very happy to be releasing a split with a band we really love, Esben and the Witch.

Invada Records will be releasing the split album on April 7th on 12" vinyl and digital formats.

The entire record comes in at 32 minutes long and features 4 new Thought Forms tracks;

1) Your Bones
2) Sound Of Violence
3) For The Moving Stars
4) Silver Kiss

Here's what Invada say :

Invada Records is pleased to announce the release of a split EP between Brighton post-punk post-rockers Esben and the Witch and elemental Bristol fuzz-peddlers Thought Forms, due for release on April 7th. The split comes off the back of critically lauded long-players from both acts last year, with Esben releasing 'Wash the Sins Not Only The Face' and Thought Forms second album, 'Ghost Mountain'.

The release recalls the classic era of split singles in the US underground – think of those heady early Sub Pop days, where you’d get Mudhoney and Sonic Youth covering one another on either side of a 7”. In other words: record collector heaven.

Both bands will be touring together in the UK, Europe, and the U.S around the time of release to promote this split".


hipster_bebop_junkie 02.04.2014 08:39 PM

"The Cessation Elegy" by Bill Horist & Jakob Riis, is available to pre-order now from Lava Thief's Bandcamp (limited edition of 100 copies with handmade packaging):


hipster_bebop_junkie 02.06.2014 08:52 PM

Lots of stuff going on at the Thought Forms camp: new song, "The Sound of Violence", is now available for streaming, there's tour dates announced for the UK (as support for 65daysofstatic), there's a new split with Esben and the Witch coming up sometime soon as well as an essential new release by Charlie's label, Lava Thief; and a discount of 20% on any purchase (whether digital or physical) from their Bandcamp page. Details about all this are on their latest newsletter: 4b249


hipster_bebop_junkie 02.08.2014 02:39 PM

"Artist Profile: The Jellas", written by Deej Dhariwal:

"Pacific Ghosts", a recording by Deej Dhariwal on Soundcloud:

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.09.2014 09:40 AM

"Artist Profile #10: Thought Forms", an interview by Bridget Hayden with Charlie Romijn and Deej Dhariwal:


hipster_bebop_junkie 02.10.2014 08:18 PM

Thought Forms photographed by Rebecca Cleal:


hipster_bebop_junkie 02.14.2014 11:31 AM

Thought Forms are now part of Little Big Music Agency's roster:

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.23.2014 01:02 PM

Review of "The Cessation Elegy", by Rock A Rolla Magazine:


A Thousand Threads 03.02.2014 06:43 AM

Full show, supporting Portishead in 2011.

watch it!

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.02.2014 09:38 PM


Originally Posted by A Thousand Threads
Full show, supporting Portishead in 2011.

watch it!

Monumental performance. I wish there were more recordings from this American tour floating out there. I think I only have one other (their show in Chicago at Aragon Ballroom). Portishead at ATP New York in 2011 was taped by acidjack, so maybe he also documented Thought Forms and that might surface at some point just as this awesome video.

In case anyone hasn't seen Thought Forms' Nine Volt Sessions, that's another remarkable video documentation as well:

It seems it hasn't been posted here in this thread yet, but Stu taped them opening for Chelsea Light Moving last year, and the audio can be downloaded from his blog in .MP3 and .FLAC:

Glice 03.03.2014 01:21 PM

Excellent - cheers for putting in about the Joan as well, hope that comes out well. Did you see my FB message about Brighton?

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.06.2014 01:04 AM

A review of "The Cessation Elegy" on

Glice 03.06.2014 04:04 PM

I like this thread. Good to see IRL folk appearing on t'webs.

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