UNEVEN ELEVEN (Charles Hayward/Kawabata Makoto/Guy Segers) – May 26th – Manchester Kraak Gallery with Arabrot, The Death Of Her Money, Dead Sea Apes and Astma!
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This is what bank holidays are made for! An awe inspiring line up that cannot be beaten in Manchester this May break!!
Uneven Eleven is set to be the dream team trio of 2013 that will have all the fan boys wetting their pants with anticipation. A high class hook up of three giants of experimental music making, Charles Hayward (drums), Kawabata Makoto (guitar) and Guy Segers (bass) make their live debut on British soil this coming May.
... With the release of Out of Cold Storage box set in 2006, an entirely new generation was introduced to the truly ground-breaking sounds of This Heat, whose vital importance has had a lasting legacy on all things experimental within the independent scene. Since their split in 1982, drummer Charles Hayward has continually been at the forefront of challenging music, with stints in Crass, Bill Laswell's Massacre, his own Camberwell Now collective and a slew of art installation projects. The last few years have seen Hayward focusing on his solo work, which, upon listening, makes it abundantly clear that the innovation inherent in his formative years is still alive and well. A true pioneer in contemporary music making.
Undeniably the godfather of the modern Japanese-psych scene, Kawabata Makoto, founder of ‘soul collective’ Acid Mothers Temple, has been on his own singular journey to redefine the sound of the guitar since the late 70’s. The fluidity of his approach as seen him form atom splitting groups such Mainliner and Musica Transonica, collaborated with acclaimed prog rock legends like Guru Guru and Gong, as well as Richard Youngs, Keiji Haino and Thurston Moore and still find time to spit out top quality solo recordings as well and handling production duties . Not counting over 100 albums with Acid Mothers in their various guises. The wealth of material Kawabata has produced is derivative of his continued search into cosmic realms of music making and their a few, if any, that can channel the ether as this man does. This pathetique summary does on just to the mans terrifyingly prolific career.
Guy Segers will be known to most for his inclusion in the classic line-up of famed Rock In Opposition group Univers Zero, whose deft blend of pitch-black chamber music and avant-rock styling’s is still as innovative today some 30 years on since the original albums were issued. Continuing to defy expectations of the format throughout his career, Seger’s and has made an indelible impact on the pantheon of progressive music, honing his craft is ensembles such as Present, Emergent Sea and AcidMothersGuruGuruGong.
The breadth of experience between these three men is astonishing and the potential for the music this trio will make limitless.. Baring witness to them calling forth this knowledge is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
Our Norwegian brothers return for a 3rd outing in Manchester care of the Fat Controllers. It seems each time they’ve played the more maniacal the crowd response has been. Fittingly named after a waste dump outside the small west-Norwegian town of Haugesund, Arabrot are the sonic embodiment of the stygian filth that festers within it. The dirge of sludge metal is reduced down to murderous shards of noise-rock minimalism that alludes to Shellac covering The Melvins. Boasting a thunderous rhythm section that barely can contain the mayhem, seared by scathing guitar lines and caustic, tortured vocals, Arabrot may be heavy on the malice, but they’re definitely heavier on the groove… and 400 times louder, dirtier and more disgustingly heavy in the flesh.
The Death of Her Money:
Arguably Fat Out’s house band, The Death of Her Money’s musical journey first started in the mire of post-Sludge scene. So infectious were the Cardiff trio’s riffs that we had to keep asking them back. Every time we’d listen to them, we’d fine something more unique in their sound; the hypnotic simplicity of the rhythm section masked the subtle finesse and intuition of their playing, with little pockets of glorious sound being revealed only after repeated listens. It’s a similar intuition that have seen the boys refract from their original soundpool, bringing to the fore the shoegaze and British darkwave/gothic influences that had always been buried in the crushing, drugged riffage. Perhaps one of the only bands left in the country making this sound their own, sidestepping the Isis/Neurosis identikit clichés to create a more panoramic view of heavy music that now feels insulting to just label metal.
Dead Sea Apes:
Manchester journeymen Dead Sea Apes have been quietly and meticulously working on their slow blossoming ode to the sand dunes for over half a decade, a commitment that has allowed the trio to become masterful in creating huge vistas of sound. Managing to be reduce down the finest components of psychedlia, garage rock fuzz and raga infused improvisation, DSE use the motoric groove of classic kraut to extrapolate and unearth hidden gems within and expose them to the listener with a precision that can either lull them into a trance of have the climbing the walls in-tune their crescendoing guitars.
The duo with Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist mostly known for her work with Moscow fusion band "Syncopated Silence" and post-punk band "Motherfathers") is one of the latest projects of veteran of Russian industrial/electronic/free improv scene Alexei Borisov and noticeably very fast-developing - their mind-boggling and powerful music is already highly acclaimed among the music lovers not only in Russia, but around the world!
The collaborative project was formed in April 2009 in Moscow. Paying homage to both experimental tradition of Alexei's countless musical reincarnations and Olga's instrumental experience, the duo embrace elements of weird free-form spoken word psychedelia, live electronics, minimalism, free jazz, noise, heavy acid, electroacoustic, dub and far too many different types of acoustic torture to even bother mentioning all of them!