Bad Timing presents
A night of primitive and beautiful drones and improv from Lyon and Prague
PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES (Lyon)
Beautiful and primitive flute/percussion psychedelic punk improv.
'Flautist Kelly Jones performance veers seamlessly from Anthony Braxton styled free playing to a haunted elongated droning style akin to Isnaj Dui. Pascal Nichols, the percussive element of the duo, splatters sporadically in a fractured rainfall, faintly disrupting proceedings to begin with, then forcefully propelling the musical structure into steadier rhythms. This primitive structure is forced in amplified rackets via free jazz techniques and improvisation' last.fm
Performing together as PWHMOBS since early 2007, they left their adopted home of Manchester for Lyon in France, also leaving behind their respective groups Cooper-Jones and Stuckometer.
But from the ashes of those fires comes something equally blistering. They've put their heads down and turned their hearts out, forging a worthy improvisational methodology based around Kelly's celestial flute and Pascal's falling-down-the-stairs, Corsano-school drumming. The resulting recordings have been nothing short of astonishing. Moans, grunts and squeaks emitted from Pascal's throat-contact-mic (actually a army tank driver's communication tool) jar against the flotation-tank ethereality of the droning incantations. The vibe is a relentless wash of intense relaxation, and their has sound been compared to Don Cherry’s soundtrack to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain subverted with a punk primitive attack reminscent of Vibracathedral Orchestra.
CORE OF THE COALMAN (US/Prague, ex-Caroliner)
Viola, voice and circuits on the boundary of order and chaos.
'Sonically diverse and sometimes explosive in texture, Core of the Coalman emphasizes the physicality of sound and its psychedelic relationship with our perceptual and environmental mechanics. Experimental in nature, this project has comfortably shared programs with everything from rock bands (from Deerhoof to Skullflower), to power electronics and noise (such as D Yellow Swans and Dead Machines), and famed avant-garde figures (like Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, and Ghedalia Tazartes).
"[Core of the Coalman]...sounds more like a living natural history museum than a band, or maybe like a dmt party in a natural history museum." [Village Voice]
Lyon-based free drone/noise duo.
'Gael and Julien are some bad mothers and they don't mind licking the mixing bowl. They trade minds and can multiply a single gram of thought into the grand canyon of sound, drifting on beamed out, triple-glazed drones. Bright, colourful and jumbled. Considered explorations of sound and comatose rampage, the blueprints already got shredded. Come flip out on their eternal nosebleed as the cogs of logic and reason turn to Slinkies. -- Islington Mill
Tues 25th August 2009
The Portland, 129 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3BA.
Entry: £5 door