A processed guitar duo comprising Nick Franglen and Charlie Casey.
Improvised music in unusual spaces.
Blacksand's album Barn was Record of the Week at both Rough Trade and Boomkat, and was voted a Top Ten album in The Observer Music Magazine with a 5 star review: "The greatest ambient rock album to have been crafted in a barn and launched in a mine." Album sleeve design by Vaughn Oliver and Chris Bigg of V23.
Blacksand took the concept of endurance performance to new extremes. Powering their equipment with marine batteries enabled them to perform hundreds of metres underground in a Roman mine system, inside a Cold War submarine, in illegal derelict locations and forest glades at dawn.
Blacksand's performances, rarely taking place before audiences of more than 10 people due to the extreme locations, became events of legend in the UK press. The Independent. The Times. The Guardian. Music OMH.
When Rockfeedback filmed Blacksand's illegal performance at Pyestock, the abandoned government test facility, Channel Four's lawyers prevented broadcast for legal reasons. MTV would later run the film, which can been seen above.