Sonskrif - Patrick Luke Seaman

Musician / Producer

Founding member of Sandmen (89-95), Akrasi (97-07), Official Burnt Toast (08-18)

I grew up in Cornwall and moved to Manchester aged 18 starting a musical journey that's seen me relocate to London and a vocation that's lasted over 30 years. Specialising in writing, arranging, recording. audio engineering, programming, playing and singing. I am self-sufficient, managing, releasing & producing as Sonskrif

What am I most proud of?
Being commissioned by Mark Stewart to help him create The Lost Tapes (a re-imagining of Mark & The Maffia's Learning To Cope With Cowardice album) part of Mute Records 40th Anniversary reissue (Mute, 2018) Also some fine moments when starting out with my band Sandmen supporting The Fall on & off for five years and touring with Inspiral Carpets. Manchester Free Trade Hall, Hacienda, Clapham Grand, Brixton Fridge. Appearing on Tony Wilson's Granada TV arts review show The Other Side Of Midnight (the only unsigned Manchester band to do so), recording a John Peel Session at BBC Maida Vale and later touring in our own right in UK/Europe

Recent collaborators
Collaborated on productions with Mark Stewart (Pop Group/Maffia), Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound), Lee Scratch Perry, Keith Le Blanc (Sugarhill Gang/Tackhead), the late Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Fritz Catlin (23 Skidoo), Somnambulist Internationale, Charles Bullen (This Heat), Ajay Saggar (Bhajan Bhoy), Kevin G Davy (Cymande/Lamb), Mc Buzz B (Lionrock), Roney FM (The Orb).

Commissions
Radio On an 8 part radio arts series broadcast on Tesla FM / Resonance FM (2022). All Of My Senses by Jeffrey Lee Pearce & Mark Stewart (Emergency Hearts, 2022). Chaos Variation IV by Mark Stewart & Sonskrif (Rizosfera, 2020). STUMM433 John Cage's 4'33 with Mark Stewart (Mute, 2019). The Dredger Sound Installation (Cube Cinema, Bristol 2007). Grizzle radio series (Resonance FM, 2006). Score writer & audio engineer for independent documentary film productions Lost Wax (Zero-K, 2008), Pirates (Zero-K, 2002), Time Travel (Channel 4, 1999)

Performances
Akrasi (downtempo-electronic duo) played Crystal Palace Bowl, Paris Fashion Week 2001, two open air concerts outside The National Theatre (South Banks Watch This Space Festival two years running), Muffat Halle in Munich with LTJ Bukem & Funkstorung, National Institute Of Popular Music Amsterdam, Africa Centre Covent Garden.
Official Burnt Toast (live hip hop trio) played at Standon Calling Festival, Warchild Charity at The Lexington, with Akala at SOAS, at 1234 Festival in Shoreditch and at Jimmy Cauty's (KLF) art exhibition in Hackney

Notable achievements
Writing, mixing & producing 81 Miles Via Hulme new album by Kevin G Davy (Jump Group, 2022) alongside DJ Rex
Playing bass for Mark Stewart & Jessy Malin Band live at Gates Of The West (Joe Strummer Tribute Concert), Dingwalls, Camden (2018)
Setting up my Sonskrif label releasing as SLVA (2014-present)
Quest (Mancunian spoken word) Meld EP (2012), Skynthesizer (Cornish electronica) Twins EP (2012), Official Burnt Toast (Canadian MC / hip hop) Tubs n Tongue-Fu album (2015), Fire On Cold Nights by Sonskrif featuring Charles Bullen & Quest (2021)



Photograph by Al Baker Photography ©1998

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