Saturday 29 February 2020, 7pm
“Young Echo doesn’t so much blur the lines as explode the idea of genre itself.” – Crack
Very excited to host a two-day takeover from the 12-strong, Bristol-based collective of producers and vocalists, Young Echo.
As a group, extended radio submissions, prolonged studio sessions and notorious club nights make up the cogs of time. Over the course of these years, the network has grown continually, both as one, and with singular, multi-directional paths from each of the 12 artists that make up the Young Echo collective, counting Jabu, Vessel, Kahn, Neek, Ishan Sound, Ossia, Manonmars, Bogues, Rider Shafique, Chester Giles, Sunnun and Jasmine towards the crew, with projects such as Bandulu, FuckPunk, O$VMV$M, Gorgon Sound and ASDA adding to the table in their individual ways.
Detuned soundsystem stylings, love songs swaying in hacked up ambience, skeletal dancehall, microphone technique, dread electronics, outsider pop, Young Echo manifest the outcome of the shapeshifting anarchy which rears its head when no one idea can rule, embracing the diversities when one path must be made up of many
Sunun usually outputs through 16 channels of dub infused ambience for her live set, but will be hybridising her usual immersive sounds with decks and vocals for this performance . Sound exploration with a nod towards to dub, post punk and grime silhouettes.
Viridian Ensemble are an ethereal blend of image and noise, which re-imagines folkloric forms and tropes of femininity. Improvisation of both sound and image (digital & analogue) produce a dialogic blend of textural depths. Dissociative states, keening, and the supernatural inspirit the ensemble. Each performance evokes utterances, nonsensical languages, and trans-species forms of communication through collective rhythm, tone, and resonance. Inspired by the vanguards of feminist free improvisation such as Les Diaboliques & Feminist Improv Group, as well as 16mm expanded film, Viridian Ensemble is open to differing and divergent levels of musicianship, including those who have not improvised before. A mix of differing abilities and visual media gives rise to a polyphonic performance of serendipitous enchantments.
Debut performance from sub-aquatic thematic trio - Sunun, Guest & Anina.
Transported by the practice and mythology of Japanese AMA Divers, and inspired by the depth reached by the 海 Sea 女 Women. They use a hybrid of modular, drum machines, samples from their passions, and cosy dub fx, to create a thick, metamorphic sound, close to an underwater ritual, merging between meditative rhythms and drenching atmospheres.
Bill Odams is one of several monikers under which Leeds born, quasi-Argentine musician and video artist Michael Hinchcliffe releases his solo work. Washing a range of vocal effects into pre-composed backing tracks, Odams’ sound and image is rooted in a DIY ethos and aesthetic. His sound varies from intricate, kitschy circus grunge and melodic power ballads to stripped back spoken word renditions over minimalist drum loops.
Jabu is an experimental trio from Bristol, UK, exploring the intersections of soul, RnB, ambient and choral music. The group is made up of producer Amos Childs, together with vocalists Alex Rendall and Jasmine Butt and they are best known for their Sleep Heavy LP which dropped on Blackest Ever Black. Performing alongside them on the night is Daniela Dyson, a British-Afro-Colombian artist/poet, DJ. She creates vignettes of the motherland that depict myth and brujería. In her work with Jabu she is letting her walls down in an exploration of what it is to love.