Yes, come hither, exciting spectral joy noise party this Sunday - FUN for ALL
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SOUNDS OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE
POLLY SHANG KUAN
BIRDS OF DELAY
+ SURPRISE GUESTS +
Sunday 18th November
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Old Street, EC2A 3AY
4pm DOORS / 5pm START | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/21554
Jackie-O Motherfucker - or JOMF for short - began as the duo of multi-instrumentalist Tom Greenwood and saxophonist Nester Bucket in Portland, Oregon in 1994, layering instruments over hand cut analog tape loops and collage, collections of found sound, field recordings, cut-up classic rock, hip-hop beats and 4-tracked drones. Since then the group has featured a rotating cast of over 40 members drawn from the international noise underground, creating heavily improvised long-form composistions that take inspiration from a variety of subgenres including drone, free jazz, and space-rock.
Axolotl is Karl Bauer, classically-trained violinist and a dedicated student of gnosticism, alchemy and certain other materialist tendencies in psychology and philosophy. Bauer belongs to a small but potent association of young musicians, who draw upon the gestural economy and textural range of minimalism, and the visceral force of noise, while eschewing fashionable prohibitions against musicality, raw beauty, and thematic complexity. Bauer's music displays, at every point, a committed engagement with the literally ecstatic capacities of sound. He manages an astonishing conservation of structure at the edge of a consuming incoherence. Indeed, this is the guiding metaphor of Axolotl's compositions - the development of forms out of formlessness. In short, Bauer is that least postmodern of artists, a truth-seeking universalist who believes, impenitent, in the ability of beauty to set thought free, and in the power of thought to invent new images of its own impossible work.
SOUNDS OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE
Maya-Victoria Kjellstrand is one of the UK's leading practitioners of estranged sounds and hexing magic noise, as her history with Creeper & Fright, Injury Chic, Polly Shang Kuan Band, Leopard Leg and Back Stabbath testifies. With current project, Sounds of the Exquisite Corpse, Maya-Victoria invites you to drop by her temporary studio at Toynbee Hall most Sundays - until 18 November - and play along with a library of existing tracks by musicians such as John Wiese, Spencer Yeh, Dylan Nyoukis, Vice Cooler, Karen Constance, Brace Pain and others, in order to create your own tape. This show sees the culmination of this project with the results of the recording sessions being arranged as a live performance by Maya-Victoria's new band Vard Ov Ard, featuring the howling violin and synth tectonics of Frances May Morgan, alongside Towering Breaker and John Macedo.
Talibam! is Matt Mottel (of Awesome Colour, Shadowmaps & Syntony) on synthesizer and Kevin Shea (of BARR, Get The People, Storm & Stress & Puttin' on the Ritz) on drums. The band have a brand of shitstorm skronk grounded in intelligent dynamic group exchange - spastic, impossibly octopoidal drum splatter and impenetrable stuttering free jazz soundscapes burdgeon. Above the tangled percussive squall, the synth battles the silence, fast becoming a knock down drag out battle to the death. Too jazz for noise, too noise for jazz, Talibam! have arrived!
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THE POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Karen Constance (Smack Music 7, Blood Stereo, Ceylon Mange), Sarah Albury (Leopard Leg, Jettatura) and Moreen Farrell (Sonny Tufts, Leopard Leg) crackle, hiss and howl in PSKB to delirious effect. Starting out in 1999 as Karen's new group terror ensemble, the band soon released a 7" on Ecstatic Peace and started concentrating on their hysteria-daubed live show. Having played countless shows with contemporaries across the UK and releasing a fine batch of Chocolate Monk artefacts, the group toured New York and Massachusetts in 2005, culminating in a riotous instrument smash-n-grab performance at No Fun, captured on the recent Load Records DVD - incorrectly ascribed to 16 Bitch Pileup. Since their American adventures, PSKB finished recording their debut LP, coming out soon on Ultra Eczema, and recently annihilated at last year's Instal/Infest festival in Glasgow.
BIRDS OF DELAY
Birds of Delay is the duo of Steven Warwick and Luke Younger, who over the last few years have blossomed into one of the most compelling offerings from the UK noise scene, with a prolific outpouring of material, through a never ending list of labels, including Chocolate Monk and American Tapes, and their continually evolving live performances. While their sound is underpinned by some almighty drones, the pair bring out an ever-changing array of instruments and electronic trickery to create some of the most intricately rendered Casio-inflected "tropical noise" around.
Natalie Mering also of JOMF has a dark and mysterious secret, that of her solo project which sees huge swathes of atmospherics draped around tangled bells, hushed vocalisations and eerie discordance. With Weyes Bluhd, Natalie can trace the steps of her ancestors into a world of horror and spectacle, seeking out those lost and hidden sounds that haunt our lives before holding them up before a mirror of ecstatic memory.