Wednesday 17 August 2016, 8pm
“The Swedish electronic musician Peder Mannerfelt, who has produced groups like Fever Ray and Blonde Redhead, evokes a gothic energy in his own music. In his hands, electronic music's habitual futurism looks a lot more like horror.” – Pitchfork
For the last decade, Peder Mannerfelt has served as one of Sweden’s leading electronic artists. He’s collaborated under the pseudonym The Subliminal Kid with musicians such as Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead and Glasser and remixed the likes of Massive Attack, Lykke Li and Bat for Lashes. In recent years the prolific artist has released three studio albums as part of the experimental classical duo, Roll The Dice.
In 2013 Mannerfelt unveiled a new solo direction under his given name, with EPs ‘Come Closer’ and ‘Stockholm Recorded’ via We Can Elude Control. These were followed in 2014 by the succinctly titled ‘I’ and ‘II’ as well as a split EP on Stockholm Ltd with label boss Pär Grindvik. In 2014 Mannerfelt unleashed his debut LP, Lines Describing Circles, a ten track album that was met with approbation by the likes of Juno Plus and Fact Magazine. Alongside his burgeoning new artistic identity came a unique new Live PA, a machine-driven tour de force that he’s since performed at events worldwide, including Berlin’s Atonal and CTM festivals and Bunker in New York. – Contra Pop
Blood Music is sonic artist and poet Simon Pomery. He has released post-punk, taiko-acid, electro-acoustic and spoken word on FLUF, Takuroku, Diagonal, dingn/dents, and The Wormhole. He uses drums and percussion, guitars, strings and synthesis to investigate the auditory potential of the insides of the body. Forthcoming releases are on The Tapeworm and Superpang, and his own Sonic Poetics. He has played in festivals including Berlin Atonal, Les Urbaines, Incubate, Wysing Polyphonic, and venues like Soup, Club Stomp, Les Atelier Claus, Cafe Oto, and a water tank in Lewisham.
rkss is an alias of Robin Buckley, a London based sound artist. They hold German and UK passports. Their releases on UIQ, Alien Jams, Where To Now? and more have explored the materiality of film sound, YouTube and EDM sample packs through the lens of house, ambient and computer music.
Buckley also runs a radio series for Resonance Extra called Lossless Communication, which explores sound discovery in the internet era. Other recent work includes a live improvised performance with Claire Tolan in Berlin, sound design for the art website www.clubdead.io and Brostep in the Style of Florian Hecker, a multi-channel composition available for download with limited edition lanyards and a game which offers a virtual environment for listening to the composition.