Thought some of you might be interested in this. I'm most excited about seeing Andrew Liles.
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
"ATTENTION: Infamous, cult (misprint?) noise club RECTIVE ("devoted to all things amped to the max and designed to reduce your cochlea to rubble." - Time Out) teams up with Ashley Davies (Project Dark, Headbutt, London Dirthole Company) and Richo (Fourth Dimension Records, Splintered, Playground) for a one-off two-day festival of noise / aural oddity and information overload.
Sprawling across these two days will be a dizzying, diverse and jarring collection of all that is, and should be, wrong with the term 'music'; some things old, some things new, some things borrowed and everything beaten black and blue.
COLD SPRING merchandise both nights!
CINdYTALK Long-running and forever changing live improvisational unit operating amidst a sea of gnarled digital electronics
HERCULES II (Headbutt, Pulkas, 18th Dye, Silverfish, Midnight Mines, Atomic Suplex): schizophrenic pulsar noise, bastard heavy, maximalist dirge, steamroller relaxation hangover
THEME (Splintered, Heroin, The Fields Of Hay, Sarcasm): Textural gush beamed in from the far reaches of the universe, pulverised rhythms and a crushing sense of self-defeat at odds with a manic defiance
HASSNI & NL (The Vitamin B12): Brighton-based duo taking time out from the B12 collective to create molten abstract electronic forms from a variety of tabletop devices and gizmos
ANTIVALIUM (Knifeladder) digital noise, dark ambience and jagged rhythm, a mixture of obsessions, from post cold war number stations to occultism and perversion.
UNSONG (In-house/ In-basement Rective gimpnoise act) disconcerting drone, sound-collage, chance and cacophony
THE CRAVATS (The Very Things, Grimetime, DCL Locomotive, The Babymen): Dionysian avant-punk disturbance from the 20th Century blasted into the ever paranormal reality of today
SPLINTERED (Playground, Husk): '90s melding of hypnotic rock blasting, industrial textures and tormented non-vocals here for the first time since 1997 and with the original lineup
CONTRASTATE electronic, dark ritual ambient, surrealist, industrial, experimental shot through with a vein of experimental noise and stentorian vocals
BLOOD TUB ORCHESTRA (Transglobal Underground, NONE, Curve, London Dirthole Company): a discombobulation and disintegration of music hall, parlour music and related Victorian and Edwardian filth and obscurity.
ANDREW LILES (Nurse With Wound, Current 93): perverse and deviant sound from this prolific master of the vertiginous
DIGITARIAT (Spastic Burn Victim, Hell From Above): para-noise, digital glitch, analog filth in pursuit of absolute joy against negative influences
WHAT IS NOISE? NOISE IS A SYNAESTHETE'S DISNEYLAND."