Bad Timing presents
VOLCANO THE BEAR/SCULPTURE/UM
The Portland, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BA.
Mon 30th November, 2009 8:30-11:00
Entry: £6.50 adv /£7.50 door
A night of weird English DIY psych with improv rock, tapeloops, self-invented zoetropes and projections and visual devices, charity shop electronics and songs.
VOLCANO THE BEAR
Volcano The Bear have, in the words of The Wire, "produced some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record and on stage...", on labels such as No-Fi, Beta Lactam Ring and United Dairies (resurrected specifically by Steven Stapleton).
A calculatedly hysterical melting pot of This Heat, Robert Wyatt, Faust and
Albert Ayler, seen through a prism of occasionally theatrical improvisations and unhinged set pieces, VTB so excited Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton that he brought his United Dairies label out of cold storage to release their first album proper, 'The Inhazer Decline', in 2000.
VTB live is the duo of Daniel Padden and Aaron Moore - you'll know Padden
from his sublime The One Ensemble (and their excellent Orchestra, whose
'Other Thunders' cd came out on NO-FI this year), whilst Moore has also of
late been touring in his band with NNCK's Dave Nuss, Amolvacy, and has just
completed 4 performances in New York as part of Boredoms for their Boadrum9
DIY music/animation duo, using zoetrope projector record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, cdj and lo-fi electronic noise to generate a retro-futurist sonic and visual overload. Dan Hayhurst: Sound, Reuben Sutherland: Vision. Previously seen at Kosmische and many other events.
(Gagarin, Tripel, Strange Lights)
'like a one-man boombox version of The Residents ...
like a quiet idea-storm: a procession of thoughts, camera-angles, memories, rambles, rumbles, micro-anthems, marching songs, drinking games, broken raps, Pop-monologues, miniatures, chamberwerks, salon songs, an orchestra of shed.' kidshirt.blogspot.com
Based in Cambridge, UM has written at least 2000 songs as well as playing across Europe, including tours with Felix Kubin.