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Za! (Spain), NOPE, FALCO, Bradford Scratch Orchestra

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The Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

[email protected] – Music at Bradford University presents

Za! (Spain)
Two people in front of your eyes, yet a transoceanic, futuristic/primitive orchestra in your ears the duet from Barcelona known as ZA!, keep on with their post-world music conquest of PachaMadreTierraWAH.

Two years after releasing WANANANAI (Rockdelux’s Album of 2013), ZA! present a record that defies many conventions, even their own. The title LOLOISMO comes from ‘Loloiza’, the Spanish phrase for the chants that echo out from football fields, where often the collective act of singing holds more value than the lyrics. The only premise the band set themselves was to avoid repetition of songs. To accomplish this, Spazzfrica Ehd (drums/keyboards/vocals) and Papadupau (guitar/trumpet/samples/vocals) have explored new genres and tried new ways of playing and filtering their instruments. The result is ten hits, ten individual worlds that continue to evolve with each listen.

There is no set style: industrial meets dubstep, hip hop, clicks n’cuts electronic music, math-rock. Diversity is key, from the old-shool hardcore clichés to Asian, Arabic or invented landscapes, sometimes sampling live guitar, sometimes passing the whole drumkit through the amplifiers. The elements have been recorded live, on the same take and in the same room, only adding vocal overdubs.

ZA! call it “Loloizable experimental music with a chorus”, because until LOLOISMO the band’s lyrics had never evolved beyond a concept or a single word. As expected, these newly unearthed lyrics match with the experimental language of music, with repetitions, encrypted metrics and neologisms. The will is always to “loloize” rather than to pontifícate; to sing freely, collectively, and in tune with the Halfmighty Silly Sister of Wisdom.

On tour with Za are another band from the Audacious Art Experiment stable; krautrocking underground ‘supergroup’ NOPE. Featuring members of That Fucking Tank, Hookworms and COWTOWN NOPE have been pummelling ears and expanding minds for a while now with two albums of duel-drumming psychedelic repeato-rock performed with post punk intensity and a dash of early nineties alternative rock.

Zizek Stardust and her band from another time return to Bradford to teach us in the ways of Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Three teenage girls making a polticised postpunk riot.

Bradford Scratch Orchestra1
A performance from the open platform for musicians and non-musicians of all level of experience to make collaborative and improvised music.

at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd, Bradford.

£5/£4 concessions. 8pm doors.

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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