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When you think of the pioneers of electronic music, who do you think of? Eric Random might not be the first name that springs to mind when you’re asked this question, but his impact on the world of electronic music is undeniable. Over a career spanning thirty years, the experimental multi-instrumentalist has traversed an arc that’s taken him from post-punk to jazz and funk fusions.

Hailing from Manchester, Random is best known for association with Sheffield avant-garde collective and fellow pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, and much of his early work sounds similar to that of the band. He’s also been good friends and associates with Buzzcock Pete Shelley as well as Nico, but in recent years he’s been working solo and with his group The Bedlamites and multi-ethnic dub collective Suns of Arqa. Random is still working in the field of experimental electronica, combining glitches and industrial noise with world music influences. His most recent album Man Dog combines the sounds of the world with heavy electro beats and his set at Bede’s World is sure to showcase these newer tunes as well as songs from his back catalogue.

Eric Random plays at Bede’s World on Saturday 30th May.

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