A Saturday matinee of noise and beauty.
Who? What? Where?
Glad you asked...
Saturday 12th March 2005
RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ
DJs: Michael "Survivor" Diver & Colin "The Crab" Roberts
Entry is free
Drinks offers throughout the afternoon
Playing live will be...
"Pastoral electronica" they say. We both agree and DiSagree... this is instrumental music that can touch the depths of a soul as easily as it can have the listener in goosebumps, fearing for their very safety. Unsettling samples sit uneasily alongside sublime folk-cum-electronica-styled ambience, the overall effect being one of fight-or-flee confusion but also of absolute pleasure.
"Very cool" says The Wire.
If you're wondering what that picture is, check the above website!
From Cardiff comes a group of immense potential, delivering thick walls of My Bloody Valentine noise scorched with Sonic Youth's approach to melody, all topped by a flame of androgyny floating through the vocals.
From the ashes of Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia comes a computer-rupturing, 80s-fringe post-rock electronica shebang. Some might compare them to Joy Division if said band had ever signed to Warp. Some, however, might not.
“…Comanechi are a scuzzy two piece that are capable of launching an assault of sonic goodness that will please your soul no end. It's immediate, primal and quite beautiful. It's an overdriven and feedback drenched early 80s Sonic Youth or Huggy Bear with as much energy and passion as in their prime.”
So says roughtrade.com.
As if that wasn't enough, expect DiS's resident drunken DJs Mike (me) and Colin (him) playing dumb punk rock and startling noisecore nonsense. And some McFly, obviously.