DEMONS (Feat. Nate Young/Wolf Eyes) & SICK LLAMA bring their Michigan brand of visual music and psychedelic noise over to our continent. They will be travelling across Europe playing for some of the most respected experimental promoters and playing the Swans headlined Supersonic Festival. It is also a chance to see SL before he returns to the UK at Xmas as he was chosen by Godspeed You! Black Emporer to appear at the upcoming Al......l Tommorows Parties.
(Please Note: Ticket links and venue information will be updated when available.)
18/10- London (Upset The Rhythm, The Grosvenor)
19/10- Manchester (MIE, Salford Mill, w/SPOILS & RELICS)
20/10- Newcastle (No Fi)
22/10- Birmingham (Supersonic, Custard Factory)
23/10- Brussels / Antwerp TBC
24/10- Amsterdam (OCCII, w/ WEYES BLUHD)
26/10- Berlin (w/ JOSEPH HAMMER (LAFMS) & FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE)
(Detroit, Michigan, USA/ AA Records, Hanson, American Tapes)
Demons evolved from a synthesizer duo into a Visual Music trio with the incorporation of video artist Alivia Zivich. Working under the name “Video Madness” she often used the music of Demons as soundtracks to her analog video experiments. Demons also features Nate Young, the founding member of Wolf Eyes. Live performances as a group led to the redefining of Demons as Visual Music.
“According to the theory of synaesthesia, sensory perception of one kind can induce sensory experience of another; for example, an individual may “see” certain colors when hearing musical notes. In such instances, sight does not negate hearing, but rather the two senses interact to elicit a heightened state of consciousness. While many art forms can evoke sensorial overlap, music has been considered by many proponents of the theory as an exceptional source for this phenomenon.”
This duo from Detroit made the scariest damn noise album of 2007 with Evocation . Far from the typical free-for-all inanity that dominates the noise scene, Nate Young and Steve Kenney create sounds that are more in line with Carl Zittrer’s horror movie soundtracks, especially his haunting music for Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things . You know that really creepy electronic noise music that’s playing when the zombies come out of their graves? This is an entire album of it. chuck foster (BLOOD SAUSAGE)
(Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Label: Fag Tapes/Gods of Tundra/Hanson Records
SICK LLAMA is the Michigan psychedelic noise punk solo project of Heath Moerland who is also the Fag Tapes label head. First recording released 12/03 on American Tapes with releases on Gods Of Tundra, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound to follow. Heath opened for Wolf Eyes on their 2006 tour, played No Fun Festival in NYC and recently played Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal with C. Spencer Yeh and Hive Mind. Established in 2004, Fag Tapes has put out over 250 releases and there’s no end in sight. Sick Llama uses tapes, clarinet, and whatever else is laying around to balance a fine line between composition and improvisation.