The best UK power electronics/harsh noise gig of the year is taking place in London on 25 May, featuring Consumer Electronics (ex-Whitehouse).
I am delighted to announce the final arrangements for the most exciting UK power electronics/harsh noise gig the year.
Line-up: Consumer Electronics, Hal Hutchinson, Content Nullity, Cementimental and JfK.
Details: Saturday 25 May 2013 at the Grosvenor in Stockwell.
Tickets: £8 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/211156
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/623934960955207/
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS (full band version)
Active since 1982, Consumer Electronics is the long-standing solo project of Whitehouse's "dirty word specialist", Philip Best.
This will be a rare outing of the full band line-up, featuring Philip Best, Sarah Froelich, Gary Mundy (Ramleh/Broken Flag Records), and Anthony di Franco (Ramleh/Ethnic Acid/JfK).
This is violent electronic music. A writhing, wriggling, repugnant beast slithering forth in an amoral haze of sex and leather, extreme fetishes and fear. The stranger in the park your mother warned you about. No compassion, no remorse. A deafening torrent of feedback and high end squeals; scraping away at your brain, providing the soundtrack to your overwhelmed senses, your confusion, as stream-of-consciousness aggression rains down on your pretty little head. Co-opted by cunts. Always.
Come on, come clean.
Hal's sound is both unnerving and uncompromising, most recently exploring the limits of his own 'Factory of Metal Sound' technique to brutal effect. Distorted, overdriven scrap metal on scrap metal on scrap metal on scrap metal. Abrasiveness over abrasiveness. No respite.
Renowned for the calibre of his collaborations and split releases as much as his solo work, Hal has worked with the likes of New Blockaders, The Haters, Black Leather Jesus, Shift, and Mania, and seen his work released on the likes of RRRecords, Unrest Productions and Freak Animal amongst others. If you know a man by the company he keeps, Hal is untouchable.
Content Nullity is dead end power electronics.
At the absolute forefront of the new generation of unforgiving artists for whom integrity is everything, Content Nullity hails from Dorset and is one of the youngest power electronics projects in the country.
Last seen stalking the stage of London’s Slimelight venue drenched in mud, he utilises an arsenal of self-made unique hardware and programmed software tools. Mixing cut-up scrap metal noise precision drenched in synthesizers alongside scathing vocals, Tommuel Reynolds crafts a blend of surreal mystery superimposed with personal self-destruction which leaves you drained, inspired by artists and writers such as Max Ernst and J. G. Ballard. Nullity is absolute.
Have you ever been on the internet? Then you know Tim Drage/Cementimental.
Over a decade of dedication to harsh noise absurdism has led to the "hardest working man in showbusiness" rightly staking his claim as the most recognisable face in the UK noise scene today.
I'd love to tell you what to expect on the night, but i've got no idea. Could be harsh noise, gabba, musique concrete, chiptune, circuit bent rough music, minimal, maximal... Whatever it is, it'll be pure entertainment with the best hair this side of a L'oreal advert. You owe it to yourself to be there, because you're worth it.
JfK is one of the many solo projects of Anthony Di Franco (Ramleh/Ethnic Acid).
JfK's sound relies on drum loops to create a pummeling, unrelenting, near-psychedelic, proto-industrial 'groove', before melting in and out of swamps of feedback, abrasion, static and noise to ensure you never get complacent or comfortable.
A much welcomed double LP re-issue/compilation of JfK's late 80s work, 'Teenage Fantasy 1987-88', was jointly released last year on Harbinger Sound/Hospital Productions.
DJ POISON CREEPER will be playing the very best in Industrial, Post Punk, New Wave, No Wave, Psychobilly, Shoegaze and everything in between. You can hear a number of mixes here: http://www.mixcloud.com/Threadsoftheinvisible/