Parking Non-Stop

PARKING NON-STOP is a psychogeographical experiment in combining soundscape and field recordings with spoken word and music. In recent years Zoë Skoulding, Alan Holmes and Dewi Evans have built up a body of work that explores the sonic geography of a wider Europe within the context of north Wales, where they live. The main focus of this work is a series of musical pieces that integrate field recordings they have made in various European locations with recordings made in their own home studios. These pieces generally combine an experimental soundscape approach with an aesthetic that veers unpredictably between europop and industrial minimalism. They aim to achieve a distinctive north Wales sound that is based in discovering new spatial and temporal resonances: this is not a musical identity built from a mythical past, but an engagement with the sonic possibilities of the mines, quarries and rusting machinery in the landscape as it is today - a decaying rural-industrial environment rich with unexpected noise. Primarily, this is a recording project. Parking Non-Stop play live only at carefully-chosen venues, often in collaboration with like-minded musicians, poets and artists. Recent performances have taken place in Wales, England, Ireland, Slovakia, Bosnia, Germany and France.