Saturday 15th February
We got a surprise wallop in the visage from the ethereal technoid situationist rage of Ashkelon when they played at Wysing Arts Centre alongside Cut Hands, Russell Haswell etc a few months ago.
Members of Maria & the Mirrors, New Noveta and Vindicatrix raking haunted, processed vocals and dislocated timbres over head-stoving abstract techno rhythms.
Here's a review of the festival at Wysing c/o The Quietus with some fine words about Ashkelon:
Reni Drag takes cues from the perverse 'wonk' of old Sativae and Mosquito records and adds layers of contemporary sound design to produce refreshing, abrasive techno.
Heavily syncopated drums jostle with destroyed, lurching synths, seemingly in an effort to temporarily convince dancers that they're in possession of extra limbs.
VFSecurities is a collective name for the Vacant Fulfilment collaborators; expect all manner of harsh abstract rhythms and textures from the residents.