Monday 12 June 2017, 7.30pm
Historically Fucked is a four way entanglement. It is trying to make short songs at-once but also to destroy them then too. It is about playing and laughing at playing, and it is about not doing either of those things sometimes. Sometimes it is to do with talking, howling or grunting, and sometimes it is to do with hitting and rubbing. It has to do with some of the four people who do it, who each share the same duties, and whose names in sequence are Otto Willberg, David Birchall, Greta Buitkuté and Alecs Pierce and who would like to be remembered by them, so that when they have finished doing this thing, their names carry on doing other things.
THF Drenching is a free improvisor and composer of musique concrète, based in Manchester, England. As an improvising dictaphone-player, he was one fifth of Derek Bailey's final band Limescale. He was also half of the bricks and dictaphone duo Pleasure-Drenching Improvers. As a composer, he's made about seventeen albums of musique concrète, electronic music and various dubious amalgams.
"New to me Manchester trio with Joincey, Kate Armitage and Martin Greenwood. Heavy crude guitar presence, Bradley Fields-style drumming and naif vocal approach keep make me thinking of a semi-lazy version of early Mars, although the specific details are not that close. It has more to do with the heft and strangeness of their conception of what music sounds like. Which is excellent." Byron Coley - The Wire.