Wednesday 28th July 2010 @ Brudenell Social Club.
FLOWER CORSANO DUO + THE HAXAN CLOAK (+ Liam from Trencher) + QUACK QUACK
Tickets available from Crash, Jumbo, Wegottickets soon.
FLOWER CORSANO DUO
Room 237 has the pleasure of bringing back some of the world's most innovative musicians and probably the BEST drummer in the world for the third time. This duo have been seen supporting Sonic Youth and playing some of the worlds most prestigious leftfield festivals. Chris Corsano is BJORK's resident drummer, plays with Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Vampire Belt, Six Organs of Admittance, etc.).
Michael Flower (founding member of UK psych/drone legends Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunburned Hand of the Man member) - Japan banjo (aka shahi baaja - an electrified + modified version of the Indian bulbul tarang)
Pitchfork - "Along the way they evoke Rudolph Grey's far-out travels with Rashied Ali, Keiji Haino's bursting solos in Fushitsusha, maybe even what Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell are playing in the after-life." - http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/11165-i-brute-force/
*Mojo's Underground Album of the Week - http://cor-sano.com/flower/images/mojo.jpg
*Tiny Mix Tapes' year-end list of 24 "Eureka Albums of 2007" - "Chris Corsano and Mick Flower make fire. That no-need-for-an-introduction drummer and the founding member of UK’s Vibracathedral Orchestra inaugurated this year with an explosive three-song album." - http://www.tinymixtapes.com/2007-Eureka-Albums-of-2007
*Dusted - "The Radiant Mirror, the pair’s 2007 debut, is a blistering document, matching Corsano’s kitchen-sink percussion work with Flower’s electrifying Shahi Baaja (also known, in a bit of a misnomer, as an Indian banjo) in one of that year’s best records. The Four Aims finds the scope of the duo’s instrumentation widened, with more diverse results, but, at its core, this disc remains true to the pair’s original M.O., and with two musicians this gifted, it’s hard to imagine their collaborative work being anything less than outstanding." - http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/4887
*Tiny Mix Tapes - "In compositional breadth, in technical twinkle, in (a)tonal assault, this is a deeply humbling record, the inscrutable blueprint for progress." - http://www.tinymixtapes.com/Flower-Corsano-Duo
*Foxy Digitalis - 9 out of 10 - http://www.digitalisindustries.com/foxyd/reviews.php?which=4195
THE HAXAN CLOAK (Aurora Borealis)
He has released several CD-R EPs, all sold at live shows and currently out of print, bar one being exclusively distributed by the Aurora Borealis label.
He has played live with Matthew Bower, Prurient, Cold Cave, Zan Lyons and others. He also participated in a 3-day residency at prestigious London performance space, ‘Shunt’.
He has collaborated with Sub Rosa artist Mikhail Karikis, resulting in a remix appearing on Karikis’s 2009 release, Morphica.
He also works as a composer and recently composed an exclusive piece for the Victoria and Albert museum as part of London Fashion Week.
His music recently featured on The Wire magazine’s Below the Radar compilation.
His debut album will be released by Aurora Borealis in April/May 2010.
It will feature collaborations with Mikhail Karikis, Liam Sparkes (Trencher) and Finn McNicholas (Ultre, Everybody is Going to Die).
It will be released on 2xLP/CD and will feature design by Stephen O’Malley (Sunn, Burning Witch ect.)
Krlic studied Music and Visual Arts at the University of Brighton.
Zs + Bilge Pump + Runners (Featuring members of Cowtown, Chops, tigers!) @ The Brudenell 2/8/10 £6 Advance available soon from Crash, Jumbo and wegottickets.
"One of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York."
( New York Times)
Zs was founded in 2000 and is Sam Hillmer (tenor saxophone), Ben Greenberg (electric guitar), Tony Lowe (electric guitar), and Ian Antonio (drum set). While Zs' music has been variously categorized as no-wave, noise, and post-minimalist, it is primarily concerned with making music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener. Manipulating extended technique, unique instrumental synthesis, and near telepathic communication, Zs aims to create works that envelop the listener and unfold sonically over time, evoking unspoken past, present, and future rites and ritual. Zs has performed in lofts, galleries, basements, rock clubs, and concert halls across North America and Europe with The Locust, Gang Gang Dance, Animal Collective, Battles, The Dirty Projectors, Dan Deacon, Peter Brotzman and Han Bennick, and Louis Andriessen. Zs currently records for The Social Registry record label.