Eat lights; Become lights

Eat lights; Become lights (aka Eat Lights Become Lights, Eat Lights : Become Lights and ELBL), is a London, UK based krautrock, electronic, indie, rock, and alternative band. They are known for their live performances as the house band at Klub Motorik. Origins: Eat Lights Become Lights was formed in London in 2007, by Neil Rudd, who also serves as the writer and producer of the band's work. Band members include Rudd on lead guitar and vocals, as well as John Barrett on drums, Matt Donavan on drums, and Al Baker on bass guitar. Neil Rudd was influenced by minimalist and drone artists such as Can, early Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Loop, Steve Reich, Ali Farka and the more obvious electronic sources. As the music developed, more electronic based influences started to overtake due to their generally wider and sometimes limitless palette of sounds. Using these sources, less as a guidebook and more as a platform, this new dynamic evolved. The name Eat Lights Become Lights was intended to be something memorable, but not the one word band name, which Rudd suggested was commonplace in the industry. It is suggested to be a mantra or statement that alludes to something nebulous and offers audiences an anchor point from which to explore the sound. The trademark Eat Lights Become Lights sound owes much to Neil's love of German avant rock and electronic music of the 1970s, which some suggest is not just pastiche or homage, but rather a soulful extension conveyed through a concoction of mot...

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