Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.30pm
A pleasure to welcome Ted Milton’s Blurt trio back to OTO for a very special 40th anniversary show, following previous fantastic performances here, subsequently released as the vinyl-only LIve at Cafe Oto on Salamander Records.
“Ted Milton – poet, puppeteer and musician – founded Blurt in the late 70′s. Their music is not definable and that is a good thing, although it veers towards freer jazz in many references (also a good thing). Blurt’s first single ‘My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People’ (1982 Blackhill records) was followed by the live album ‘In Berlin (1981 Armagedon). Since then more than 20 recordings have followed including vinyl albums, EPs and CDs. They are still touring and have a new album ‘Bomb’ out on Salamander Records. Ted Milton has also created artworks which have been exhibited in Paris and the UK and is a puppeteer with contributions to Terry Gilliam’s film ‘Jabberwocky’ and his poems have been published both on their own and as parts of an anthology. Somehow, I have passed Blurt by until now but in many ways, the discovery of this music is a joy. Ted Milton is poetical leader, sax player and vocalist of Blurt, one of the best combos I have heard.” – Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe review of Live at OTO
As Leverton Fox, Alex Bonney, Tim Giles and Isambard Khroustaliov collage together a battery of musical inspiration, from noise and lo-fi electronics to free improvisation and psychedelia with a healthy dose of irreverence.
Described by The Wire magazine as sounding “like the overlap of Faust’s “Krautrock” and Miles Davis’s Pangaea (…) a very singular hybrid” they have forged a reputation for producing both genre defying records and mind bending live performances.
Channeling the ghost of 'On The Corner', Leverton Fox will be launching their latest release at the concert; 'Megascopz', a parallel reality mixtape edited by a software simulation of Teo Macero.