Specimens is the London based ambient/drone producer Alex Ives. With influences ranging from Lawrence English, William Basinski, Leyland Kirby, Grouper & Norman Westberg his live show incorporates delicately arranged cassette loops, synth layers and swelling, wall-of-sound guitar. He has a run of cassette releases under his belt featuring on labels such as Amsterdam’s Shimmering Moods Records and Leeds based A Giant Fern as well as his debut full length LP coming out in 2017. Ives also runs the London based independent label First Terrace Records (K. Leimer / Machinefabriek / Peter Broderick (Beacon Sound Choir) / Holland Andrews etc) and has a monthly experimental show on London’s Radar Radio.