Sunday 27 June 2021, 7.30pm
Great double-header from Valentina Magaletti and ТЕПЛОТА - aka the duo of Grundik Kasyansky & Tom Wheatley - who both released standout releases on our TakuRoku label in the past year.
Valentina Magaletti is an Italian-born, UK-based drummer, percussionist and composer whose explorative blend of ritualistic and electronic motifs have earned her recognition in the contemporary musical landscape.
Gaining prominence as part of acclaimed avant-pop group Vanishing Twin and improvisational duo Tomaga in the 2010s, Magaletti’s collaborative instinct and multi-instrumental skill have seen her record and perform with Jandek, Helm, Raime, Nicolas Jaar, Malcom Catto, Charles Hayward, Graham Lewis, Thighpaulsandra, Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes, Gruff Rhys and many more.
Her current projects include CZN, Moin and Holy Tongue, where free jazz, drone and percussive elements meet sound system frequencies to devastating effect.
ТЕПЛОТА is the London-based duo of Grundik Kasyansky & Tom Wheatley. Their work interrogates the haptic, social and liberating relationships with technologies old & new; using feedback synthesizer and computational double bass, they fuse a spontaneous interplay orthogonally over cyclical structures, with techno as perpetual fulcrum.
Their debut record HEAT/WORK was released on Cafe OTO’s digital label TakuRoku in late 2020. Realised though a palimpsestic (over)dub process, its two cuts document explorations that orbit 130bpm. Throughout 2021 they are releasing the ЭС series: monthly singles where they further investigate notions of heat, work, cycles and time.