A sub-bass Halloween party, Holy Family, Robert Curgenven, Lawrence English, John Chantler, 31st Oct, Islington Mill.
I had made this thread before but then I got an amazing extra artist and realised it was actually Halloween so I thought I'd make it a slightly deranged Halloween party.
If you come down to the Islington Mill on Sunday the 31st October you shall hear the loudest and sub-bassiest experimental music Manchester has heard for a while. It'll be an absolutely catharic experience and I can't recommend coming down and getting vibrated by loud tunes more!
Also there will be green cupcakes and a £1 rebate on the door if you come in fancy dress.
MIE is really proud to present this completely unique and utterly mindmelting show. The show will consist of four sets, with Room 40 operatives John Chantler and Lawrence English both playing gorgeous solo sets before Robert Curgenven with his three turntables and dubplates and the night will be finished and crushed into little pieces by Holy Family, the new sub-bass heavy twin modular synth attack by Lawrence and John.
Tickets are £8 in adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92077
Holy Family is the duo of ROOM40 label operatives Lawrence English and John Chantler coming together for some bass heavy twin modular synth attack - ELEH lineage tonal stasis, chaotic bomb clusters and bristling distortion.
Their synths sound like they're dying, every note stretched to the point of breaking oscillating into the ground. this is not child's play. Before you know it your blood stops flowing, turned into a molasses. Faint echoes try to scratch their way to the surface, totally buried alive. every so often you think you hear a melody whirring from behind, but everything gets swallowed back down into this deep, dark pit. intense. Incredible. - Digitalis
Having released one of our favourite albums this year, Oltre, in Janurary on 12k/Line we are superbly happy to be able to put Robert on for the first time in the UK. Robert works with harmonics, textures and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, exploring slowly shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception. Creating vast landscapes from carefully detailed recordings through to immersive resonances via deft manipulations of sound pressure - described by one audience member as “like a punch in the face while elsewhere flowers bloomed.“
Lawrence English is a media artist, writer and musician living in Brisbane, Australia. Much of his work prompts questions of field, perception and memory, and is often concerned with sound environments and field recording. Over the past decade he has visited every continent in search of unique and compelling sound spaces. He has been struck by lightening, swam in the Antarctic and dodged numerous venomous animals all in the pursuit of sound.
"What makes Kiri No Oto work so spectacularly well (and it is a spectacular album) is that no matter what situation I've listened to it in and no matter what sort of sound system I use, it still sounds phenomenal." Brainwashed (on 'Kiri no oto')
John Chantler is an omnivorous recording artist/musician based in London, UK. Starting out as a drummer, John still keeps loose time for Outshine Family and The Balky Mule whilst exploring his own solo synthesizer works and occasionally convening the Organ Octet - a massed organ ensemble of eight reed/chord organs. He also plays synth in a trio with Tujiko Noriko and Lawrence English and as Holy Family - a duo with Lawrence English.
In 2005, John had sent down some drums long distance to Lawrence English who was putting together "Blurred in my Mirror" with Tujiko Noriko. For the follow-up "U" (2008) they instead convened in Brisbane with John laying down guitar, bass, drums, synths and other instruments. It was during that session that the modular synth bug bit and John returned to the UK and began the dark decent into black hole of synth obsession, putting together the instrument that forms the basis of his new LP, The Luminous Ground.