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Friday 19th May 2017

GNOD Weekender

— Various
3-day experimental blow out celebrating 10 years of Salford collective GNOD
price: Headfirst Tickets


Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol's most unique venues.

Fri 19 - The Island
Ossia (Young Echo / Berceuse Heroique / Blackest Ever Black)
Giant Swan (Howling Owl Records / FuckPunk)

Sat 20 - Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
ZOH/astre (Héloïse Zamzam & Olmo Guadagnoli)
Futuro de Hierro
Raikes Parade

Sun 21 - Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol
GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon)
Halftone Quartet
Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor

Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday (£6) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine.

[Salford, Manchester]
(Rocket Recordings)

"Fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm."

"Gnod have no outer edges: new moons, planets and black holes are formed in the deep space around their central solar system all the time." - The Guardian

"Quite possibly the best band in the Universe" - The Quietus

Friday night will commence in the notorious city-centre venue The Island. The former police station and prison cells is now home to an acclaimed arts-complex. This opening event will be upstairs in the gallery space, making use of the 4x white walls with an overwhelming visual display curtousey of Rocket Recordings, plus strobe/smoke and a serious soundsystem...
GNOD will headline proceedings, with a now-rare set of intense improv electronics. You might’ve caught one of these sets in the crypt with Shit and Shine, or at the Church of St. Thomas with Roly Porter and Killing Sound. Anyone who bore witness, can attest to the mind-altering effects of these shows.
Very excited to add Ossia, fying back from Berlin for one night only. Running about 10x labels and 5x different nights, he has established himself one of the busiest and most important heads in the scene today. In decks'n'FX mode, we can't wait to hear what he unleashes.
Local support comes from Giant Swan and Organchrist, two of Bristol’s fiercest and most energetic live electronic acts. Both originating in the DIY noise underground, they now spend their time subverting the constrictions of techno and dance music.
Warming things up are SCHWET, resident DJs on Noods Radio and at The Surrey Vaults. Expect the usual unusual.

Day two will take place across the road, in the medieval Crypt of St. John the Baptist. GNOD played an unforgettable set here, almost four years ago. This time they will perform under their respective solo guises. Not sure exactly what you’ll hear, but usual touch-stones include meditational drones, dubbed-out riddims and industrial technot. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got three sets from good friends of the band and ourselves.
Zamzamrec bosses’ Heloise & Olmo return to Bristol from their rural French idyll to perform as ZOH/astre. From Barcelona’s Màgia Roja, we welcome back Futuro de Hierro (Ordre Etern/Qa'a). Finally, from Cardiff comes STOMACK, AKA Lerango & Kaskie of The Death of Money.

By the time Sunday comes around, we’re expecting to all be a tad tender…So what better way to spend the Sabbath than absorbing an evening of subdued and sombre ambient sets, upstairs in the Church of St. John the Baptist!
The main event will be a debut live collaboration between Anthony Child and GNOD. As Surgeon (and as British Murder Boys with Regis), Child has spent the last 25 years at the forefront of UK techno. For this evenings show however, they will expand on their recent release ‘Under the Lids’ for Telsa Tapes.
GNOD will also perform an improvised set alongside Bristol duo KURO, featuring violinist Agathe Max and double-bass from Gareth Turner.
Vanishing will now perform. They released their debut recenty to critical acclaim. Norman Records described it as "Gloomy dystopian futurism and industrial rhythms, juxtaposed with striking classical instrumentation and beautifully visceral spoken word segments".
Earlier in the day you’ll be able to catch two of Bristol’s most exciting composers, Miguel Prado (Nzumbe) and Ocean Floor, both making good use of the pipe organ at the rear of the church. To complete the bill we have the Halftone quartet performing an acoustic set. Collectively the four women “explore the conventions and boundaries of their traditional instruments through unconventional techniques.”

3-day pass: £20 [SOLD OUT]
Saturday: £10 - [SOLD OUT
Available exclusively through www.headfirstbristol.co.uk
Tickets on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday and Sunday passes available on the door, plus from all the usual outlets, plus some left for the door.

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Artist Audio:

CM19 - Organchrist - Ceramics
Anthony Child

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