Friday 6 March 2015, 8pm
Sonic seeds and spores from astonishing 'earthbound sci-fi' electronic musician Paul Snowdon, aka Time Attendant, crushing Manchester sax/bass/drums riff trio Lake of Snakes (featuring members of Gnod, Horrid, and Skulldozer), Eddie Nuttal's hypnotic and densely woven Aqua Dentata project, electro-acoustic bass frequencies from Thomas Stone's Jecklin, synth/cello/drums improv trio Grapefruits, plus filmprojection from Laid Eyes and Tartaruga Records DJing throughout and til late.
Time Attendant is Paul Snowdon, a painter and musician recovering from a rural Northern upbringing by eking out a liminal existence across South East London bunkers. Following on from the highly acclaimed Treacherous Orb EP (More Than Human) and from startling contributions on The Outer Church compilation (Front & Follow), Moon Wiring Club’s specially curated Down By The Silver Sea (Gecophonic), and an astonishing set in late 2013 (accompanying the silent film L'inferno (Helios Film version, 1911)) at the BFI in London, Exotic Pylon released Time Attendant’s debut album Bloodhounds on July 7th 2014.
Like unearthing lost Brutalist architecture at a village fete, Time Attendant brings out the paradoxical pains and pleasures from an environment where the concepts of industrial and rural are rendered meaningless. Like the beautifully unique paintings that Snowdon creates Bloodhounds is the pinnacle of his sonic vision thus far – an earthbound sci-fi expose of the mud and stone beneath our feet.
Lake of Snakes was founded in 2014 to reinvigorate the classic power trio line-up, crucially replacing the standard guitar with huge, wailing saxophones. Heavily groove based, this Sax-Bass-Drum trio focus on circular dub grooves and interlocking rythms before bursting seamlessly into passages of incinerating free-rock-free-jazz mayhem. Equal parts Noxagt and Peter Brotzmann and out to inflict serious amounts of tinnitus, Lake of Snakes is made up of members of Gnod, Horrid, Skulldozer and features the founder of Tombed Visions records behind the horn.
Aqua Dentata is a solo project of Eddie Nuttall, a London-based artist. Working primarily with electronic and acoustic devices, Nuttall creates a dense tapestry of hypnotic drones and surreal textures, employing a refined and considered approach within a DIY framework.
“No-one in what this blog lovingly refers to as the ‘no-audience underground’ is producing work as consistently brilliant as Eddie Nuttall. The back catalogue of his project Aqua Dentata – growing with the alien beauty and frustrating slowness of a coral reef – contains not a wasted moment. His work – quiet, long-form dronetronics with metallic punctuation – is executed with the patience and discipline of a zen monk watching a spider construct a cobweb.” – Radio Free Midwich
Jecklin is the solo project of Thomas Stone, who makes his music using contrabassoon, bass guitar and percussion with various forms of electronic intervention.
Informed by a background in visual fine art, an interest in bass frequencies and musical contexts of drone, ambient and contemporary chamber.
With previous projects and collaborations performed at a diverse range of venues including The Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain and Resonance FM, Thomas's latest music (2 related pieces entitled Incantation and Transference) is designed for solo performance under the moniker Jecklin.
Improvised sonic debris from Max Bondi (Tartaruga Records), Oliver Barrett (Petrels/Glottalstop) and Simon Trevethick making use of cello, synths, drums, tape loops and electronics.
“Sounding like an audio version of a slow camera zoom onto knotted scorched wood, this trio carved a sound dense and violent; a congealing of acidic elements: squealing effects-manipulated cello strings, drums like bursts of instantaneous rust, and a synth emitting noxious fumes. The cello playing was startling in itself; nerve peeling scrapes, treated, degraded, buried in waste and grit. The only rest they allowed the audience was a late-on sick pulse that left behind much of the clatter; a chute of noise, down which the band dropped into uneasy calm and amplifier hum; their set drawing to a close with tendrils of bass gloop quivering into silence.” – Ears For Eyes
Laid Eyes is a video artist and film maker currently living in South London. With a background in visual anthropology, he is currently drawn to making digital music videos exploring abstract forms, and performing live improvised visuals for the likes of Petrels, Talvihorros, Pascal Savy and Time Attendant. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Excepter, Maria Minerva, Ensemble Economique, and Ekin Fil, and has had work screened at Denovali Swingfest in Essen, End Tymes Festival in New York, and Dunk Festival in Belgium.