Wednesday 17 February 2016, 8pm
Antwerp-based artist Dennis Tyfus curates a great line-up from his own Ultra Eczema label, featuring Bosnian-born / Belgium-based musician Mia Price – aka Miaux, fellow Antwerpian, DSR Lines, and Tyfus himself under his moniker Vom Grill, plus DJ Carrot and video projections by Nel Aerts. Dennis Tyus will also be holding 'No Choice' tattoo session in the afternoon! More details TBA.
“Miaux is the operating handle of Belgiums Mia Price. Most of her prior recordings have been issued by Dennis Tyfus Ultra Eczema label, but after catching her set at 2014s Bruismelk festival, Feeding Tube had to “have” her new record. Unlike other known works, whereon Miaux is a mistress of elaborate keyboard shenanigans that border on the gothic, Above the High Rays brims with music of a very soundtrack-y nature. It mixes Neo-Eastern percussion symbiography with floating swathes of parachute color, all of it presumably birthed from Mias hands and keys. Its easy to imagine a Jodorowksy carnival scene, shot like the opening of Welles Touch of Evil, while this album spins. It is soaked with a haunted, lonely quality that touches the edges of mystery like a torch. Cover art and one side of etchings by Mr. Tyfus, himself. The tears you shed will be your own.” – Byron Coley, 2015.
Antwerp-based nonconformist Dennis Tyfus’ dealings in unstable media—spanning paintings and illustrations, films, radio transmissions and more—reflect the freeform, sometimes parodic nature of his sonic output, which has been archived on his own Ultra Eczema imprint alongside many outsider, weirdo and noise underground artists.
Thurston Moore needs little introduction - an inventive and instantly recognisable guitarist both in his solo work and as a member of Sonic Youth. Thurston has also been a long running participant in and champion of much of the music that we hold dear at Cafe OTO, as well as being responsible for some of the standout nights we've had here.