Jones - Pendro
and raised in Fflint, the flavourings of the Pendro spirit were germinated
in his brain since birth.
In his childhood, he was left to discover the wondrous sounds of various
vinyl records which were owned by his older brother and sister. Graduating
to find an equal musical interest in most things Glam, Prog, Kraut and
almost everything (and nothing!) post 1977, he believes the biggest
influence was from the TV: Doctor Who, The Outer Limits and The Twilight
Zone being the daddies of the cathode ray.
He is right-handed although he holds a knife and fork the left-handed
He actually believes himself to be a descendant of Owain Glyndwr.
He is also a member of the group Triclops.
Williams - Cavendish Sanguine, Oleum
in St Asaph, raised in Fflint. Left home at age 18 to go to university
in Manchester and decided to stay. Earliest musical influences were
his brother's Roxy Music albums and Eno's 'Here Come the Warm Jets'.
Bowie, Floyd, Hawkwind followed, then a deep fascination with 72-74
era King Crimson and an equal revulsion for Genesis. Punk passed him
by whilst trawling the back catalogues of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather
Report. In 1981/2 discovered that he liked some modern classical music
and in the early 90's fell victim to Naked City and Ministry/RevCo.
etc. Attempted to play a guitar from age 17, but competence eluded him,
so gave up. Ardent admirer of David Lynch. Passionate loather of Musicals.
Favourite elements are phosphorus, bromine and Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
Lake & Dahmer
to duck out of daylight, never mind the spotlight, B.L&D believe
that their recorded work speaks for itself and doesn't need any garlands
or sign-posts. Rescued by the directors of Fflint Central shortly after
the legendary 'Skin Hotel' album was trashed by all and sundry (who
were everyone and no-one!), they put their faith in the FfC Post-Production
team and have since captured hearts and minds on both sides of the Atlantic.
Whether utilising a synthesizer or a crumhorn, a cittern or a computer,
they believe that human AND animal brains can process the sound of their
recordings to achieve telekinetic abilities or at least have the odd
They will NEVER stop recording!
in Huddersfield and spent most of the time in the Colne Valley. Influences
and admiration range from Eno, early King Crimson, Soft Machine, Robert
Wyatt, Hatfield & The North, Six Finger Satellite, Hawkwind, Zappa,
Beefheart, The Fall and all things ambient/electronic. When the time
permits he enjoys anything relating to the paranormal and/or conspiracy
world, hence an avid reader of Fortean Times. Used to write speculative
and experimental fiction and prose poetry and has been published in
several magazines, collections and anthologies. When the occasion arose,
he found that sound alchemy was more expressive and exploratory than
writing. And talking of writing, used to adore the writings of JG Ballard,
Mike Moorcock, Brian Aldiss, Clarke Ashton Smith and the occasional
HP Lovecraft. Plays guitar, but prefers the limitless boundaries of
electronics and the total freedom it allows, restricted only by the
imagination. Loves cheesy horror films, classic 50s and 60s comedy,
Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and old sci-fi films, oh, and Frank Randle.
Nuttall - The Gideon Leeches
family Nuttall moved to Fflint from Pen-y-fford in 1970, wherein a 3-year
countdown began to the commencement of Steve’s teen years. Shunning
debauchement and wanton abandon he chose playing chess, fishing and
TV as wholesome, virtually fulltime preoccupations until, in the mid-late
‘70’s, Progressive and Glam Rock started to nudge the boy
off this healthy course. Further exposure to Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper,
caused him to put the lid on his tin of maggots and hang up the fishing
rod for good. Interests or hobbies, listed from that point on, would
include references to music, a love of horror films, a romantic fantastical
association with Blyton’s Famous Five, Jennings and Bunter, an
appreciation of ‘60/70’s British comedy, the art of Giger
and Dali and a strong sense of history. Moving south to Wiltshire in
1978, for reasons of employment, brought new experiences and further
cultural enlightenment. In the late ‘80’s, Skinny Puppy
would change things forever. 25 years on and it seems like he just popped
out for a cup of sugar…. It's so good to be back in Fflint.
Dalglish (Sleeve Artist on 'Portraits
in Arizona USofA, then moved to Oregon at the age of 5, his family raised
sheep and chickens. Twice a year they'd slaughter those chickens by
way of axe and stump. With his brother he was to retrieve the foul after
they ceased flapping their way towards the heavens, minus their heads.
During this preoccupation his interest in the arts began with anything
he could get a hold of, be it wood or scrap metal, tape recorder or
action figures. The medium of choice today remains the same, not so
much in the action figures though. Indeed, much of the influence comes
from music, especially the wonderful tunes of Fflint Central. He also
finds great joy collecting scrap metal to paint upon at the local freight
train yards, where most of his portfolio remains, traveling anonymously
throughout the States. Amusement and ardor in originality is his predominance
Favorite Artist: his friend Andy.
Choice Author: Frank Herbert.
Prime Melody:, Cyan Krilp Vipers.
Preferred thing to paint with: oil bar.
childhood friends, Tim Jones and Barry Williams, had a fascination for
Pop and Underground musics, local cemeteries, Cluedo, Ouija boards,
the workings of motor cars and the strangeness of the local countryside.
The entity known
as Fflint Central was invoked in 1998 and named with unabashed pride
after their hometown of Fflint in North Wales.
But all of this
may never have happened, had it not been for a chance meeting (after
10 years of not being in touch) between Barry and Tim in the Three Pigeons
pub, Fflint on New Year's Eve, 1990. Not only were they suprised to
learn that they lived less than a mile apart in Manchester, but also
that they were listening to virtually the same kinds of music and delving
into the same kind of books and films. Their friendship picked up where
it had left off.
Manchester's legendary Golden Dawn bookshop in the old Corn Exchange,
re-acquainting themselves with the mysteries of the ancients and rekindling
the sparks of former fascinations.
were becoming a central preoccupation, with their recollections of teenage
years spent playing and manipulating the family tape recorders and wrestling
with guitars and amps, generally immersing themselves in the magic that
was electric sound and the eerie localities of North-East Wales. By
1998, the time was right for this to be made flesh using the available
technology: Fflint Central was born.
Central to be nothing more than a hobby, which of course it is (until
further notice!), they were both struck dumb with the notion that people
from far away lands were enjoying what they produced and realised that
they were both acting as esoteric conduits, whilst still holding down
fairly tedious day jobs, being all the more satisfying considering they
were no longer spring-chickens!
quickly realised that the most important thing was to create music that
they wanted to listen to themselves, and to release it whenever the
urge arose. The only way to achieve these goals (on a meagre budget)
was to use CD-R's. Momentum and enjoyment have always been the Fflint