The set ends with nearly half the crowd on stage, dancing with the band themselves. But it is purely purposeful, engaging an often sedentary population. Ho99o9 are a wildfire and I hope it spreads.
The tour has been specifically created with Brooklyn Sound Brooklyn Brewery to produce an intimate and uniquely confrontational horror show, raising their own standards of explosive performances. Fusing old-school punk hardcore with experimental hip hop, they are often compared to Death Grips, but with a much more gothic edge and pay homage to older hardcore bands like Black Flag and Bad Brains.
Attending this gig could be the most liberating thing you do all year. See you in the pit. This is easy to forgive however, as half of the band also run Howling Owl Records, which recently hosted an incredible New Year New Noise show this January.
The fluid synth lines often amalgamate into sci-fi soundscapes and minimal electronic beats keep a basic pulse, but the vocals are the most striking: With a pitched down vocal effect, she sings with a deep and often unrecognisable vocal style that invokes otherworldly qualities in her music. Co-headliners Housewives bring the energy levels up a pretty big notch, as their Sing Hallelujah!
- Enrico Ostendorf, Various - In The Mix Vol. 1 experiments on drums, bass, guitar, synths and saxophone are kinetic and particularly infectious. The London-based 5 piece, all wearing matching white t-shirts this evening, create looped sections from jagged riffs and off-kilter rhythmic motifs.
Grounded by bass drones and twangy repetitive guitar, these avant-garde compositions are often looped for minutes on end which begin as harsh sound textures, but culminate in a cathartic wash of noise and energy. The cold, minimalistic approach to the music is reminiscent of Battles and the progressive sound textures occasionally mixed with vocal shouts conjure qualities of a more jazzy Gnod. Each musician moves to the music in their own way, but the saxophonist is most notable in his ability to jump up and down for almost the entirety of the set, often pumping his fists in the air in between short bursts of squeals and melodic improvisation.
By this time, the audience have well and truly drowned in epic amounts of feedback and white noise bleeding from the guitar amps. Below this noise though, the meat of the songs — stomping, marching drums and repetitive, yet firm bass lines — continually thrust the music forward, which creates an atmosphere of perpetual motion, seemingly unable to Perrets Brook - Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears.
As well as old songs, there are several new ones. Each sits perfectly in the set, utilising the cacophonous, penetrating wall of sound this Bristol-based four-piece are known for, delivered with a similar Rare Cassette - Bones (28) - Creep (File, MP3, Album, MP3, Album) and gothic style.
These new tracks are glimpses of what will be Perrets Brook - Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears third album from Spectres. There are also occasional quieter moments, rare and unexpected, where tender sounds and words shine through.
As an audience member bathing in noise, this attention to detail is easy to overlook, but the haunting qualities of the music instantly turn into a refreshing Janies Got A Gun - Various - 100% Metal Ballads when changes in dynamics are used tastefully and sparingly. Just as summer comes out of hibernation finallyso too are Spectresas they prepare for a co-headline gig with London mates Housewives.
These first words from the The Bristol Germ set the tone for the rest of the new music magazine, a celebratory pursuit from Alastair Shuttleworth. The photography, local artists, musicians and Alastair himself provide a magnifying glass for the reader to examine every nook and cranny of these bands, what fuels their untamed art and the DIY spirit that binds them together.
This magnifying glass has literally been sent all over the world, with Chapter I being stocked in New York, Tokyo, Berlin, London and of course Bristol.
Chapter II is bigger. Much bigger. It continues with the same elements as the last, but draws your attention to a wider variety of people including classical composer John Bence, photographer Simon Holliday and local DIY radio station Noods.
Three eclectic acts of jaw-dropping nature have been brought to The Exchange to launch this second chapter. The magazine is the first thing I see as I walk in, stacked up on a long table, surrounded by merch. White, line-based lights emerge on the screens, flowing into patterns that resemble tree bark, while spaced out and multi-layered handclaps intertwine with soft glitches.
The EP, brought out on Tape, is a Perrets Brook - Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears of songs that have been written, produced and released within a very short amount of time. The urge to do this was born out of a frustration with a restrictive publishing deal that has left her debut album still unreleased. Throughout the set, the music is ethereal, spacious and slow moving, but the occasional deep bass rumbles and pulsating techno-esque kick drums help to transform the dynamics and overall feel of the music.
Each song evolves alongside the hypnotising visual display, which feels three dimensional due to the two transparent screens, one of which sits at the front of the stage and the other behind Kayla. This is all made possible by videographer and motion graphics artist Jason Baker, whose visuals show representations of space, other worlds and science fiction. At one point, a Perrets Brook - Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears space station flows past the screens, like a Andante - Schubert* / Brahms* - Fine Arts Quartet* - Quartet No.
13, Op. 29 / Quartet No. 3, Op. 67) straight out of Star Wars. Machinery noises criss cross with the shape and texture of the superstructure, which is truly epic. Following a short break in proceedings, MXLX takes to the stage, a seminal avant-garde electronic producer who instantly catapults a barrage of noise onto the crowd.
Industrial soundscapes, teeth-clattering noise, heavily effected synths Olivija - Kemal Monteno - Moje Najlepše Pesme raucous beats all come together in a meticulously composed manner.
After a few minutes of this, a stronger beat jerks alongside organ-like chords. Every new section seems to get richer, with new noisy textures added each time. It is truly fascinating how the abundance of noise occasionally drifts from pure intensity into lush sonic substances, instead of descending into distasteful mess, which is all tantamount to the genius of MXLX.
After another short break, the room is now heaving with both the rowdy and the subdued. Wilde then takes a short pause to thank the audience, praise Alastair and his new germinal venture and recount a chilling and true ghost story he heard on his travels, which fills the room with nervous laughter. Although at times they come across as under-rehearsed, or at the very least nervous, their limited stage presence allows Wilde to be the centre of attention.
Eventually they all step away from their instruments as Wilde plays solo for one song, allowing us to hear the intricacies of voice and guitar without accompaniment. Full of interviews, illustrations and manifestos, the proudly local magazine seeks to celebrate Bristol diversity and community through art, music and DIY spirit.
It makes complete sense then to see a lineup such as this…. Not only will Oliver Wilde be headlining this celebratory affair, but he will be joined onstage with a brand new full band.
The electronic folk maestro infuses into his lo-fi soundscapes a surreal kind of poetry which is delivered with melancholic vocals, forever drawing you in. Also joining Oliver Wilde will be MXLXthe avant-garde noise artist who is returning from a near year-long hiatus and Kayla Paintera found sound experimental producer. She will be performing with a full audiovisual show, which is one truly unique and enchanting adventure. The Germ: Chapter II launch will be a rare and eclectic experience that is impossible to justify skipping.
But no; As I later discover, Soeur have once again sold out their hometown show…. As 8pm draws closer, a slow draft of people trickle up the stairs and through the corridor, which is so thin that we are all drip fed through to the hot mess that is Clt Drp. Guitarist Scott instantly catches you off guard with with his fuzz-based tone, overloaded with ring modulation and scattered rhythmic movement. To elaborate, she exudes swagger and bravado so naturally on stage, but extends into wild spitting grunts and post-hardcore style shouts that meld together with wailing outbursts.
Completing the band is ADHD-fuelled Daphne on the drums, who provides a mix of punk-steady beats and occasional contorted techno blasts when the other two are letting loose. But because you absolutely love it, you sign up to their mailing list. A tsunami of smokers leave for the Siberian winds outside, while Leeches step up onto the stage to soundcheck. Only a few minutes pass by before people return.
This time though there are noticeably more people in the audience, which now extends all the way to the back of the rectangular room. The dual vocalists trade off phrases and sometimes even single words to create a refreshing vocal texture which surfs on the top of their slacker pop come stoner rock songs. While the band ooze style and cool, they do not lack substance either: Fluidity and contemplation is rife in their chord sequences, dynamics and pacing, which give musicians in the room a lot of material to drool over.
Six Degrees Records. Vieux Farka Toure website. Vieux Farka Toure on Twitter. CD Box Set. InMarc Bolan sold 30, records.
Inhe sold 5 million. His Call My Name - Forsale - Stranger In Town, whatever guise it be in, started before I was born and ended before my age had reached double figures. I was barely aware of him in amongst the Gary Glitter, Suzi Quatro, Sweet and Slade filled Chart of the day, but, his presence in my musical knowledge has steadily increased through adulthood.
A man that had the ability to write not only some of the finest songs the World has ever known, but also, some of the most enthralling poetry — at one point, his words outselling the Poet Laureate! At 6 cds, it is nothing more than an incredible collection of hits and album tracks recorded for the Beeb. Rex, the tracks are interspersed with introductions to music shows a la Top Of The Pops, and, many interviews with the man. Also included are tracks originally recorded on cassette tape, which even though cleaned up for this release, are still of poor quality, but, instead of sounding sub-standard, they actually add to the complete package.
The interviews are of particular interest giving a fascinating insight to Bolan. Yes, he wanted to be a huge star and loved the adoration, but, listen to him express his desire to play topeople, with tickets as cheap as possible, and, all Leonel Castillo / Franco Cinelli / Sloe Clap - T.T.
Edits to charity. He loved his art, and, he loved talking about himself. They know more than we do! Marc even predicts that music video will take over from music and the public will play movie discs through their home television sets! We can continue The Latest Fashion - Prince - Graffiti Bridge marvel at where this superbly enigmatic performer would have headed had his untimely death not been forced upon us, but, we can also listen in wonderment and awe at one of the greatest songwriters ever.
Universal Music. Official Marc Bolan Fan Club. John Peel Archive. Tuesday, 20 August Music - Part - Mountains. Great album sleeve. I love this album sleeve. Apparently it was created by pinning a piece of paper on the door to the entrance of their gigs and asking them to write the word. The colours of red on white are an inverted version of the album art that was originally released as a mere copy run on Catsup Plate five years ago.
Does the album live up to Janies Got A Gun - Various - 100% Metal Ballads sleeve then? It glides along much like the Transmission 13 album Kaleidoscopio from last year and whilst I was writing this review, I found myself comepletely drifting off and doing other things. If the stories are true, The Whale Years was originally recorded in a Georgia hotel room in It has elements of drone and huge slabs of gorgeousness.
Electronic effects flutter and fly like CGI butterflies and the mammal in the title slides through sumptuous deep blue waters like a gliding bird. Nest contains some lovely guitar work over a backdrop of ebbing water and is more than effective in is tumbling simplicity.
The imagery created with fourth track and album closer, Hive, is quite remarkable. A busy mid-pitched bumble bee waggle dance slowly builds into the buzz that it is clearly meant to Wild, Wild, Wild - Lyfe Jennings - Lyfe Change when sounds, for this album at least, explode and reverberate slowly and majestically.
Again, no percussion, and again, the inventiveness of the album shines through. Thrill Jockey are initially pressing 1, copies of the album, but, the truth is, they should really be needing to press many more. Thrill Jockey Records. Mountains on Thrill Jockey website. Transmission 13 review on hiapop Blog. Music - Part - kandodo. This is not an album to be understated. A delicate throb throughout with the eventual reserved percussion moving the track along. You can imagine Price playing his guitar whilst sat on the The Big Bean (La Gran Alubia) - Pigbag - The Big Bean. It somehow resists the chance to introduce a crashing drum and is more the better for denying the urge.
Synthesizers hold the track together whilst fragile guitar work adds a certain Eastern feel. Not really going anywhere, but, at the same time taking you on a long calming journey. A twenty-two minute opus complete with chatting crowds, speeding cars and lapping water.
White Hills — So You Are Space-rockers, White Hills, Perrets Brook - Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears their seventh studio album. Another new genre to me. So what of the White Hills sound? Opener, InWords is a barrage of electronic programming to create a blast of overloaded feedback and techno-screech from the future. A short, but quite menacing introduction before the mantra metal sound of new single In Your Room blasts into your eardrums.
Where the album has its biggest interest is where it changes style so dramatically. In true originality, it sticks a two-fingered salute in the direction of music convention. White Hills on Tumblr.
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