Wednesday 5 October 2016, 8pm
Label showcase from excellent Belgian label, Kraak, featuring sets from Spencer Clark (Monopoly Child Star Searchers / The Skaters) and Sea Urchin.
Spencer Clark (The Skaters), is using top-of-the-line music imaging keyboards from the 80s and 90s to produce hallucinations of Past and Present Juxtaposed Eras, Far-OFF exotically composed tropical maladies, and wondrous inner-outer Ouspensky driven Fourth Dimensional Landscapes. He has recorded albums with a host of young modern musicians including Ducktails, Jan Anderzen of Kemialiset Ystvat, and Orphan Fairytale. His label Pacific City Sound Visions has ejected tape cassettes, Lp's, and Private Movies for the past 8 years. Performing at Cafe Oto, will be the new album 'Pinhead In Fantasia', an injection of modern monsters into the realm renaissance. A frolicking and delightful musical aire combined with an aggressive alien monster backwards vocal hype, that will stun and awe and defrock.
"One of the darkest trawls through basement desire and alternately-visioned worlds of Spencer’s catalogue to date, absolutely dazzling, highly recommended!" - Volcanic Tongue, review of 'Pinhead In Fantasia'
Sea Urchin is the Berlin-based brainchild of the Italian Francesco Cavaliere and the Egyptian-Austrian Leila Hassan. Being core members of the underground, they already released a 7” in 2012 on D.A.S., a tape in 2014 on Stenze Quo, and Cavaliere recently released two solo-LP’s on Hundebiss.
Yaqaza is their long-awaited vinyl debut. The duo surprises with a multicoloured, mystic and intriguing collage of deconstructed pop hits, Italian music concrète, King Tubby-like dub and Algerian Rai.