I am really honoured to present Grouper and Rafael Anton Irisarri at the Islington Mill in Manchester on the 4th November. Two of my favourite artists making spellbindingly gorgeous music, I couldn't ask for a better show really!
You might have noticed the ROOM40 10 year celebrations at Cafe Oto in London, where they've got an insane two night line-up which includes Liz and Rafael, and all Londoners should definitely get down there.
Its £8 in adv from here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/87340
and a last.fm event http://www.last.fm/event/1599400+Grouper+at+Islington+Mill+on+4+November+2010
and heres a loads of blurb,
GROUPER | USA | Type, Root Strata, Weird Forest
The musical project of Portland's Liz Harris. Using delicate song structures which are at once both familiar and alien somehow we hear words cry out hauntingly over stripped down guitar lines and looped environmental recordings. Unforgettable harmonies and vocal lines that embed themselves in your consciousness - The future soundtracks to love, despair and hope.
RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI | USA | Immune, Miasmah, ROOM40
Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, curator and mixed media artist based in Seattle, Washington. He is predominantly associated with post-minimalist, drone and ambient music and has been exploring textural electronics for over half a decade.
He is also known as the main member of electronic/shoegaze act The Sight Below (signed to Ghostly International).
Irisarri’s recorded output captures an essential vision of floating tones, deep pulsing bass and textured Gaussian curves.
"An astounding range of visceral sonic possibilities…a hurricane passing over an ocean, gathering heat and force while simultaneously cooling the waters below.” XLR8R (9/10)
ROOM40 is a label and multi-arts organisation based in Brisbane, Australia. Since 2000, ROOM40 has released over 60 high quality editions and multiples in the fields of electronics, improvisation, experimental-pop and sound-art. Curated by Lawrence English, the label continues to publish in and around the margins of each of these fields drawing on a diverse roster of both established and emergent sound-makers. ROOM40 also produces numerous events, festivals and exhibitions in Australia and beyond.