Bad Timing presents:
JAMES FERRARO (The Skaters, Lamborghini Crystal)
MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS (The Skaters)
Probably best known for their work as The Skaters, Californians JAMES FERRARO and MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS (aka Spencer Clark) make rad lo-fi handbuilt from heaped up beach-trash and 80s pop and pop culture debris. Kind of like a neverending ritual soundtrack to a mutant tropical resort with disorientating ambience irradiating from broken machines across handmade rhythms, the sound may be made out of the past but never sounds anything but of the present, or the future. Featuring centrally in The Wire's controversial genre-inventing article on 'hypnagogic pop' last year, their music does have a unique feeling of being halfdream re-living of past music, yet without nostalgia or novelty.
With live shows reknowned for their intensity and random energy, this is not to be missed.
Organic drone and free improv multi-instrumental/DIY junk noise collective drawing on diverse influences, including gamelan and free jazz, and have been described as creating a sound in the same trance-inducing space as Vibracathedral Orchestra or Ashtray Navigations. Recently relocating from London to Sheffield their collaborators include Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides and The Hunter Gracchus.