Please list this gig - DEATH SHANTIES

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  1. thefamilyelan


    Wednesday 6th August
    Fuse Art Space

    5-7 Rawson Place, Bradford, BD1 3QQ
    Free entry

    Death Shanties is a new mixed media balls-­to-­the-wall Free Jazz group featuring Alex Neilson (drums), Sybren Renema (alto/baritone sax) and Lucy Stein (painting/projections). The group combine references to Medieval music, sea shanties and field hollers with the ecstatic cry of classic 1960’s fire music. Stein uses primitive devotional images, food stuffs and even her own hair in visceral, highly textured painted projections making Death Shanties a unique and immersive live experience. Death Shanties debut album "Crabs" is out on August 11th 2014 on Bomb Shop.

    "Sure, on tracks like "Something Wakes Up Terrified", Renema unhesitatingly launches, from the outset, into raw, Brotzmann-esque keening but, unlike some other practitioners, it's clearly not a case of lacking a more conventional technique. On pieces like "Come Sunday", he casually tosses out bluesy sighs and almost boopish flurries that hint at the jazz tradition being wilfully subverted from a position of intimacy, while on "Shadow Boxing With Crabs", a yearning, faintly mystical fanfare sets a solid ground from which to venture upwards into tight arabesques before eventually lifting off into stratospheric inevitability" (Daniel Spicer, Wire Magazine)

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