Monday 26 June 2017, 7.30pm
Koshiro Hino / percussion, bass
Akihiko Ando / percussion, sax
Tomohisa Suzuki / percussion , drum
Takafumi Okada / percussion, drum
Goat, previously comprised of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, create music unlike many rock bands. In their percussive songs, they mute the melodic instruments to reinforce the beat, and make frequent use of harmonics played outside the twelve-tone. After going through a reshape in early 2017 with a new lineup, they have moved on to build compositions that explore rhythmic aspect even further, centering on intertwining patterns of repetitive rhythms. So far, they have released two albums from the label HEADZ; their debut album "NEW GAMES" in 2013, and second album "Rhythm & Sound" in 2015.
Ben Vince makes music purely with the saxophone, creating a collage of melodies, textures and rhythms, twisted and pitched, expanding the sound palette whilst stretching the formula with improvised live sets that incorporate electronica and occasional percussionists.
Since surfacing with his second album and debut vinyl, ‘Monuments’, in April 2017 on Blank Editions (responsible for recent output of Thurston Moore, Tomaga & Housewives), Vince continues with a restless live schedule, playing solo as well as in live projects with Housewives, Data Quack (with Charles Hayward), Coby Sey, Mollusc and Rupert Clervaux.
In 2018, he will perform at Rewire Festival and other select events. Acts he has supported solo include William Basinski, Silver Apples, Pharmakon, Visible Cloaks and Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward