Wednesday 2 November 2016, 8pm
Ted Milton brings his Blurt trio back to OTO, following a fantastic show here in January, launching the vinyl-only edition of the LIve at Cafe Oto recordings on Salamander Records.
“Band leader Ted Milton’s freakishly honking saxophone whirls spectacularly; calling to mind the shrinking tones conjured by John Zorn on some of his most challenging work. Allied to a sliding bass figure that seems to have the consistency of gooey rubber and a relentlessly funky drum pattern is Milton’s low in the mix poetry. Growled in a distinctly menacing manner that’s somewhere between unhinged royal correspondent and a sociopathic surgeon Once More glories in a chaotic, disturbing atmosphere.” – The Line of Best Fit
Driving beats, driven words. jewel carriageway chords. Keyboard plus Ableton (Nik the Deks), Bass (Elwell) and Voice (Zolan Quobble). Biodynamic, organic and whole grain music with a lively lambic yeasty rhythm.
Zolan Quobble (voice) is a pre-Apples and Snakes performance poet, described as ‘fractal rap’, ‘true beat’, and ‘shamanic’. He was the voice of One True Dog and is the voice of Rabbidog and Dodmen. Quobble co-founded The Deptford Urban Free Festival when Secretary of the South East London Music Collective. He has 2 books U-I Poems and The Tooth Agenda.
Elwell (bass guitar) played keyboard with the unsurpassable Brain of Morbius. He is guitarist and keyboard player in the comic, two-piece, anarchic eruption that is the Bert Shaft Orchestra and was the bass player in One True Dog. He played electronic percussion in the industrially ambient Foul Geese, and is the man behind Shopping Trolley Promotions. He is a founder member of Silo SE8 Studio and was at the beginning of the South East London Music Collective.
Nik The Deks, DJ & Producer who played at the now legendary Drum&Bass nights of the Goldsmith Tavern, has a weekly show on NakeDBeatZ Radio every Sunday from 6-8pm playing EDM, Drum&Bass, Jungle and Break-Core. Among his collaborations are works with Joe Oldfield & Reiner Cole (live Drum&Bass), Peter Rockmount (Furby-Core) and various members of the now defunct Gabber-Karaoke. He plays guitar, bass, drums, synth and FX using Ableton Live, Cubase and Massive.