An evening of drone, ambient electronics, doom strings and free jazz from world renowned musicians at The Victoria in Dalston.
£15 on the door
The legendary doom cellist returns to London to play her latest distorted drone offerings. Helen Money (real name Alison Chesley) is a cellist who has become known for her adventurous sound, bold compositions, and compelling stage performance.
Dubbed “A classical-cellist-turned-avant-metal virtuoso” by the Boston Phoenix, Chesley channels her sensibilities and experience as a rock musician through a classical instrument, altering both genres without apology.
She has played on over 150 albums with a huge range of artists including Disturbed, Bob Mould, MONO, Anthrax, Broken Social Scene, Russian Circles, and Archer Prewitt among others, and recently completed a tour with Shellac.
She recently released her fourth full-length album ‘Become Zero‘, which, incorporates piano by Rachel Grimes, electronics by Will Thomas and drums by Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep).
“Charged-up rock anthems that give way to eerie calmness; distorted metal blasts and then solemn, ambient dreamscapes.” – The Guardian
A duo formed from Agathe Max, who plays amplified and distorted violin, and Gareth Turner, the bassist of Big Naturals, who plays upright electric bass and electronics in this guise.
We saw them perform a joint set with GNOD at Roadburn Festival in April, as well as a set of their own music, and were totally stunned by the sheer power behind their ambient offerings.
“Kuro’s music evokes a dark imagery, those nights in which not even the moon appears to shed some light on the earth.” – The Quietus
A powerful collective, who we saw at The Facemelter sharing the stage with Flies are Spies from Hell and Only Echoes Remain.
Founded and led by Richard Knox (Shield Patterns, Glissando, The Rustle of the Stars) and Angela Chan (Tomorrow We Sail, Lanterns On The Lake, The Rustle of the Stars), A-Sun Amissa have featured an array of members and collaborators since its formation in 2011, as well as three albums out on Gizeh Records.
Producing dense, drone-like atmospheres with evocative, melodic string and woodwind sections, intertwining guitars and field recordings, their live performance is a mixture of recorded output combined with improvisation to explore progressions in the music every time.
Their ever-flowing lineup of collaborators have included members of Amenra, Nadja, Gnod, Oiseaux-Tempête and Hundred Year Old Man.
“A rusted industrial aesthetic that lurks in the periphery of perception” – Rock-A-Rolla Magazine
“Back to the days when Godspeed You! Black Emperor came into our lives with their dark and apocalyptic music, warning of pre-millennial doom and despair. ” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Gorgeous, shimmering and shuddering” – The 405