Saturday 6 July 2019, 7.30pm
Delighted to welcome back the one-man mysterious phenomenon that is Yximalloo, who has somehow maintained his obscurity despite making and recording music since the 1970's with releases on labels including ESP-Disk and Kompakt, and champions including artists as diverse as Jad Fair (Half Japanese), Momus, and members of Animal Collective.
Yximalloo's music builds on primitive trance-like rhythms mixed with offbeat pop sensibilities by way of crude electronic sampling. A true masterpiece, a modern-day Moondog off the streets of present-day Tokyo, London, NYC, and wherever you happen to be.
Yximalloo - aka Naofumi Ishimaru - works like a Japanese Jandek without the angst, like the Boredoms minus the bombast. Spiritual kin to early artpunk and especially the LAFMS, he revels in mock-ethnic music and nonsense. Lo-fi, sweet and primitive, he uses ancient drum machines, hand percussion, and electronic droplet noises, sometimes set to melodies gathered from some imaginary South Sea island where the traditional instrument is seemingly an old '80s synth. [more]
Litter frog is the musical alter-ego of Kurdish artist Mattina Hiwaizi. They combine experimental electronic noise with ambient flute to create surreal soundscapes. Death Is Peaceful, Life Is Harder, is their debut EP for London label TT, (fka Tobago Tracks).
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Malcy Duff (b.1978) is a cartoonist from Edinburgh, Scotland. He has produced over 60 comix, including ‘The Pineapple,’ ‘Jimmy Stewart,’ 'The Heroic Mosh Of Mary's Son,' and ‘A 52 Second Silence For Topsy.’ His work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has been exhibited internationally. He also performs and records in the duo Usurper, which he co-founded with Ali Robertson in 2003. He has been performing ‘live comics’ since 2010, and began a new solo project ‘City Vegetables’ in 2015.