The new Hovercraft app creates a unique personal musical experience by tracking your GPS location. The app contains around nine hours of new, original Hovercraft loops. Each loop is tagged with a location somewhere in Ramsgate so that as you approach it becomes louder and as you get further away it becomes quieter and disappears – so as you walk around Ramsgate you are accompanied by a brand-new, ever-changing Hovercraft mix.
For the next week the app is free in celebration of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. Currently only available for Android, you can find it on Amazon Appstore. An iPhone version of the app is expected to be ready in two to three months.
The band’s latest album, Dithyramb, is now available for download on Amazon, iTunes and other online music sites such as Google Play, thanks to the efforts of our friends at record label sp8kauf. And don’t forget you can still hear the album on streaming services such as Spotify, and buy the limited-edition double vinyl album from Bandcamp.
The Ramsgate Hovercraft performing tracks from Dithyramb at Ramsgate Music Hall, February 2017
Arcane Empire Redux 2 is now available on Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other online services. This completes the digital release of the material from the double album Arcane Empire, which can still be purchased from Bandcamp and selected record shops. Thanks to our good friends at sp8kauf for the hard work they put in to make this release possible.
Here’s a recording of The Red Desertshore by The Ramsgate Hovercraft, performed live at Ramsgate Music Hall on 15th March 2014. You can also find the studio version of this track on the album Arcane Empire.
Photos by Joe Kennedy
The Hovercraft has been hard at work getting the new album ready for its February release and so far everything is on track. More details to follow but it will involve exciting new artwork and of course more bewildering and beguiling music than the human mind can comfortably comprehend. There will be a launch event too – watch out for more details on that soon. In the meantime, enjoy The Red Desertshore.
Live performance of the title track from the band’s debut album, “Arcane Empire” at Ramsgate Music Hall. Check out the venue for other great bands and keep checking for the next Hovercraft experience (you might not have too long to wait).