Wednesday 17 August 2016, 8pm
“The Swedish electronic musician Peder Mannerfelt, who has produced groups like Fever Ray and Blonde Redhead, evokes a gothic energy in his own music. In his hands, electronic music's habitual futurism looks a lot more like horror.” – Pitchfork
For the last decade, Peder Mannerfelt has served as one of Sweden’s leading electronic artists. He’s collaborated under the pseudonym The Subliminal Kid with musicians such as Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead and Glasser and remixed the likes of Massive Attack, Lykke Li and Bat for Lashes. In recent years the prolific artist has released three studio albums as part of the experimental classical duo, Roll The Dice.
In 2013 Mannerfelt unveiled a new solo direction under his given name, with EPs ‘Come Closer’ and ‘Stockholm Recorded’ via We Can Elude Control. These were followed in 2014 by the succinctly titled ‘I’ and ‘II’ as well as a split EP on Stockholm Ltd with label boss Pär Grindvik. In 2014 Mannerfelt unleashed his debut LP, Lines Describing Circles, a ten track album that was met with approbation by the likes of Juno Plus and Fact Magazine. Alongside his burgeoning new artistic identity came a unique new Live PA, a machine-driven tour de force that he’s since performed at events worldwide, including Berlin’s Atonal and CTM festivals and Bunker in New York. – Contra Pop
Blood Music is “original Diagonal overlord” Simon Pomery. He’s released two 12”s on Diagonal Records (Blood Music E.P. and Chicks/Badgering), as well as tapes and CDRs on his own BMR label (Febrile Disorder, and Health, Wealth and Happiness, Libations and Sensations), and text-sound compositions in collaboration with voice artist Maja Jantar. He has performed his “drum-voice- synthesis” at Soup in Toyko, Club Stomp in Osaka, as well as a bunch of Euro fests: Atonal, Elevate, UH, Les Urbaines, Supernormal. For this show he is presenting SPEED READING WITH BLOOD MUSIC: a conceptual text/sound composition made up of 4 years of his written text, from poems to song lyrics, tweets to heckles: 6000 words to be played at 200 words per minute (what Pomery calls “WPM”). As a special treat he will be joined by his brother in blood, Kenichi Iwasa. Read live if you like. If not, the letters make a kind of light feature. It’s up to you.
rkss is an alias of Robin Buckley, a London based sound artist. They hold German and UK passports. Their releases on Where To Now?, Seagrave and Reject & Fade have explored the materiality of film sound, YouTube and EDM sample packs through the lens of house, techno and computer music.
Robin Buckley also runs a radio series for Resonance Extra called Lossless Communication, which explores sound discovery in the internet era. Other recent work includes a live improvised performance with Claire Tolan and sound design for the art website www.clubdead.io.