Avant-folk, extreme metal and cosmic synth music in a decadent church!
Cacophonous Sarcophagus are giddy to present the return visit of the world's greatest musical duo, Senyawa.
Senyawa - Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi
(Yogjakarta, Java, Indonesia)
"Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music. Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques punctuating the frenetic sounds of instrument builder, Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation. Inventions like his handcrafted ‘Bamboo Spear’; a thick stem of bamboo strung up with percussive strips of the animal skin along side steel strings. Amplified it fuses elements of traditional Indonesian instrumentation with garage guitar distortion. Sonically dynamic, the instrument can be rhythmically percussive on one side whilst being melodically bowed and plucked on the other.
They have collaborated and performed with many notable musicians such Yoshida Tatsuya, Otomo Yoshide, Lucas Abela, KK Null, Keiji Haino, Rabih Beaini, Trevor Dunn, Greg Fox, Sophia Jernberg, Arrington De Dionysus, Melt-Banana, Jon Sass, Damo Suzuki, Jerome Cooper, Oren Ambarchi, David Shea and Kazu Ushihashi."
(The South West)
[House of Mythology]
"The union of two creative forces with notable experience in the esoteric, Teleplamiste have emerged with a debut album of magical intensity and ecstatic fortitude. Frequency is the New Ecstasy conjures an audial liminal zone in which ancient methods and futuristic visions collide and collude.
This duo is formed by Mark O. Pilkington, whose work has extended from publishing countercultural and arcane literature with Strange Attractor Press to summoning rural drone reveries with Urthona, and Michael J. York, who brought his wide knowledge of traditional wind instruments to bear in bands that include Coil, Cyclobe, Guapo and The Stargazer’s Assistant. The duo blur vintage synthesis and contemporary electronics with acoustic pipes to create a transcendent reverie that exists on a wavelength beyond both retro fetishism and modern-day machinations.
These six long, meditative pieces map out and extend into the infinite a pathway from the eerie realm of mid-twentieth century radiophonics, and the work of minimal iconoclasts like Daphne Oram and Else Marie Pade, through the kosmische music of the ‘70s such as Cluster and Tangerine Dream to contemporary modular synthesists such as Keith Fullerton Whitman and Lichens, following a vision imbued with power and singularity. Heavy ambience and otherworldly atmospherics marry here amidst an aura of epiphanic radiance."
(Galicia + Morroco via Bristol)
"Harrga is a band formed in Bristol, 2017 by Miguel Prado (Nzʉmbe) and Dali de Saint Paul (DSC, EP/64) in honor of those who burn the border & keep indelible marks, glossolalia and xenoglossia. Diaspora of the future"
+++ DJ John Doran playing whatever he damn well pleases.
Early Bird: £5
On the door: £10
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