Tuesday 11 February 2020, 7.30pm
First performance at Cafe OTO since The World of Shells by Typhonian Highlife, Spencer Clark's new project, Star Searchers, reverts back to the Monopoly Slime with an update Ocean Cyber attack.
Joined by Milan W. (Ekster Records) on Midi-Shredder Guitar, this duo will play the hypnotic cyber surf music from a parallel Earth-ocean universe.
Star Searchers will express the emulation of aquatic creature's swimming motions in the form of free-SFX Logo technique, and top-style classic Pacific City Sound Visions tropical heat...
Litter frog is the musical alter-ego of Kurdish artist Mattina Hiwaizi. They combine experimental electronic noise with ambient flute to create surreal soundscapes. Death Is Peaceful, Life Is Harder, is their debut EP for London label TT, (fka Tobago Tracks).
Leila Hassan and Francesco Cavaliere are exploring a unique blend of poetry and dub music. Their practice modulates sine waves, tapes, and electroacoustic devices while turning fluorescent materials into ever-changing polyrhythmic stratifications. The duo began in 2011 with the creation of “dragon water music cassettes,” a series of tapes that detail musical relations with objects, writings and textiles. Today the scuba spheres with spines, are celebrating their new Lp on Bokeh Version, Tahtib! an ancient stick - fighting martial art practice from upper Egypt.
“Tahtib is food for your mystical post-exotica musical landscape - hand drums played by computers fall with a squelch into the swamp, horses neigh at dub bassists, there’s water everywhere full of urchins and tarot cards and just when you think you need to breathe this record breathes for you. Tahtib’s future ambient glyphs are matched with the rapid-fire staccato "taks” of imaginary tahtib sticks (tahtib is an Upper Egyptian martial art which was enjoyed and practiced by Leila's grandfather Baba Aly). Leila Hassan sings seamlessly between Arabic and Italian (and possibly more) breathing pure soundart alchemy across Francesco Cavaliere’s library of sound effects and textures” _M.O