Friday 4 November 2016, 8pm
“The music of Tropa Macaca is the fruit of a subjectivity of a couple.
To love is to experiment, to problematize. To love is to see, to talk and to make, but loving is something you make among those three, in the interstice or in the disjunction of the seeing, the talking and the making. The singular and specific love, as opposed to the universal one, belongs to the domain of the wild, rejected by knowledge and power to the margins, so much so that science can’t recognize it. Death’s enigma in life.
Tropa Macaca is André Abel (guitar) and Joana da Conceição (synth & electronics), based out of Lisbon and publicly active for a decade now. Their new record Vida was released last June on The Trilogy Tapes, having had past vinyl LPs published by creative music labels Ruby Red, Qbico, Siltbreeze and Software.”
With their debut album Heat Death out on Mordant Music earlier this year, next is The Nature & That, due late October, part two of a series of three for the label.
“They use electronic materials, but they seem aged and tweaked in an organic way, somehow. It is not only the obscured vocals that give Heat Death a human touch: these synths and electro-acoustics appear to be learning how to breathe.” – Norman Records Heat Death album review
“Observing. Cataloging. Quietly moving through three dimensions whilst plainly coming from the fourth.” – Peter Marks of Santa Sangre
Miki Yui is an artist and musician from Tokyo, based in Duesseldorf /Germany. Since 1999 she creates sonic landscapes emerging out of delicate noises, samples, electronic sounds, and field recordings. Her unique minimalist and organic approach towards sound balances between subtle nuances, industrial hums and turbulent hooks. In her live concerts she invites listeners to take part in mesmerinzing in the acoustic spaces, rich of abstract and narrative sound circulation.
She has released her solo albums from 12K /LINE(N.Y.) and Hören (Osaka). Her 5th solo album "Oscilla" is released in October 2015, on her own imprint MY.