Monday April 26th
Miami bass-meister Von Schirach teams up with drummer from out there US grindcore weirdos The Locust for a one-off collaboration of power electronics and visceral supercharged beats. Fresh from their appearance at the Bangface weekender this will be a very special meeting and splicing of musical genres.
Otto Von Schirach (half Cuban / half German) was born in 1978 in the swamp infested refugee world of Little Havana Miami. As a child his grandmother practiced Santeria and White Magic, which opened his eyes to the strange and bizarre. Otto grew up listening to Miami Bass, Gore Grind, Gangsta Rap and Afro Cuban Noise. In 1995 Otto bought his first drum machine from a crack-head just 2 blocks from his mom’s house. Right away he recognized his passion for grimy diamond soaked kick drums through distorted fuzz muck. In Early 2005 Otto sent Mike Patton (co owner of Ipecac Recordings) a 38 song CDR, Mike hand-picked and sequenced in his own mix, which Ipecac released as"Maxipad Detention" an 18 song journey into gore filled Gabber Bass Drums from beyond.
The Locust was formed in 1994. Originally a powerviolence band with a strong tendency towards synth-based passages, they have more recently stripped down much of their past sound, but retained the heavy distortion, synthesizers, screamed vocals, and intense stage presence.
Gum Takes Tooth is a single-headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live trap drums, physically wired into home grown electronic instruments, bare circuit boards, tweaked, moulded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore. Frequent double drum live action with second kit from Valentina Magaletti ($hit & $hine/Buttonhead).
DJ support comes from the Mothers Against Noise collective.
5 Elephant Road