Saturday 4 February 2017, 7.30pm
“As radical re-invigorators of the "live" set, N.M.O.'s kinky calisthenics present the laptop and drums as exercise tools for militantric, pneu beta rave drills that expound the virtues of avant-rock and techno fundamentals with a sense of spectacle and wit that make most other live shows look lazy. By stripping away the smoke and mirrors of electronic dance music — periodically running away from the laptop and presenting almost unfeasibly tight percussive patterns in situ — the duo demystify the romantic notion of aerobic mysticism whilst leaving something new and wysiwyg-d-out in its place. They use a combination of physical exercise and precise psychoacoustic f**kery to replace illusion and pretence.” – Boomkat.com
N.M.O. is the project between North Sea drummer and producer Morten J. Olsen and Mediterranean synthesis aficinado Rubén Patiño. N.M.O. is an ever-changing acronym that incorporates club music, performance, miltary drumming, fitness and absurdity. What they call ‘Military Danceable Space Music and/or Fluxus Techno' is a unique blend of repetitive percussive patterns and synthetic sounds that combined with performative aspects explodes during their short and intense live shows. In a club context the most suitable time slot to play is a 30-40 min intermezzo late at night. In order to blend the acoustic and synthetic sounds properly they are in need of a big sound system.
N.M.O. has recently released a double 12" LP for Powell's Diagonal Records . Previously they have put out two releases on Barcelona's Anòmia, including 2014's critically acclaimed ederlandse Maatschappij Ontwikkeling, and in 2015 the two EPs Naturkunde Museum Ostkreuz for Boomkat’s label The Death of Rave, as well as Natalia Martínez Ordóñez for UK label Where to Now?
HOOTER is a "partynoise" duo formed in a Budapest tandoori house during UH Fest 2016 by Simon Pomery (Blood Music, Diagonal Records) and Nicholas Wilson (NCW, Apartment Records).
Louie Rice: Electronic and acoustic systems - utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio, performance and installation.
David Stearn: Currently studying an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, his practice works towards the continual investigation of the trace, the act and the humour of destruction as a means of creation.