Wed 13th February, 2013
Wharf Chambers, Leeds
HARAPPIAN NIGHT RECORDINGS
Syed Kamran Ali is a truly accomplished loudspeaker for all things eery and captivating, producing his brilliance in Sheffield and Blackpool. Dirt filled, super-sludge pop songs stuck in between perturbed murmers, several kinds of guttural nonsense, groans… As inexplicably weird as his souds are, they are never po-faced or merely silly, whimsical or whacky. Deft shifts between disparate material characterises his releases. For this performance Syed will be joined by drummer Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides). Syed’s also a demon guitarist! On acid!
AKKE PHALLUS DUO
‘Odd percussive miniatures, contorted almost-jazz and convulsive vocalese . . . There’s a tactile, hands-on quality to the jams that is well beyond the usual improv furniture-polishers and if the sound of swallowing your own tongue makes you a sound-poet then these guys are friggin Lettrists. A great set that mixes psych, bandstand rocking freedom and hands-on DIY ritual to maximal psychoactive effect.’
– David Keenan (Volcanic Tongue)
On record, Sheffield’s Jon Marshall (The Hunter Gracchus, Singing Knives Records) and Ben Morris (Chora, Le Drapeau Noir) send each other files and make cracking nonsense. Live, it could sound like tape junk and sea shells… on acid!
Southampton is a long way away. From the bowels of England Clive will make his way, bringing rumbles, grumbles, crackly fades and presenting them to us with poise, aplomb, composed caprise and any other wanky adjectives that are hopelessly tough to describe. Like gloopy poisened syrup… on acid!
‘There are lots of different noises making one big noise and I thought this was very interesting.’
– Peter Kemp
‘Glorious drone as viscous, gritty and as tempting to poke with a stick as tar on a beach . . . Terrific . . . terrific.’
– Rob Hayler
Kevin Sanders is a handsome man who streams out finely constructed drone from Huddersfield. He is known to smash things, but whether he conforms to our metalthirsty expectations is absolutely his choice.
HALF AN ABORTION
Chief proprieter of the magnificent Crater Lake Sounds and Leeds’ finest brute noise botherer, Pete Cann knows noise, noise knows him. Over his releases Rob Hayler has enthusiastically spotted:
‘toaster-in-the-bath crackle, gravel truck speeding down pot-holed dirt track, bent circuits howling as their solder melts and palsied gabba shudder and you get it all at once in a series of overlapping crescendos . . . joyful, hilarious, cathartic.”
His recent split with BBBlood is ‘artfully constructed, nuanced and textured as well being totally balls-out gonzo . . . a fucking triumph’ (Rob Hayler). All in all, Pete is one of the UK’s best examples of a noise in all its paradoxical subtlety.
Please note: Wharf Chambers is a members’ club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.
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