Plunge deep into a special night of lucid dreams, prismatic beams and sonic Oculus Rift, headed up by two sculptors of ingenious 3-D musical shapes, each of whom have beaten artistic paths that elude contemporary musical gridlines.
Cruising in from LA comes Sun Araw, who step it up with a mind-melting new A/V show that finds them in joyously wild and explorative trio format with verdant visual accompaniment from AUJIK, while London’s Helm (PAN, Alter) fashions striking electro-acoustic vistas from a cornucopia of sound sources.
PLUS early on there will be a screening of “LION CUBE SCAFFOLD: PRELIMINARY SUNFLOW”, a visual tour diary of Sun Araw’s European tour adventure with Laraaji last year as shot by Cameron Stallones.
Once we’re done journeying in the auditorium it’s straight to the bar for a Friday night dust-up, Duppy Gun style: Sun Araw’s outer-orbit dub/dancehall imprint takes control with guest selections from local chamber-dweller Ossia (Young Echo/Blackest Ever Black).
Over an evolving canon of full-length albums, astrally-aligned collaborations and some arresting visual work, Cameron Stallones aka Sun Araw has evolved as a singular purveyor of expansive,, contemporary psychotropic music that can encompass tweaked-out dub, free-wheeling improvisation and deep-focussed stumble-funk.
Now, the latest configuration of Sun Araw Band (aka S. Araw “Trio” XI) brings us GAZEBO EFFECT, a double album set out in June that informs this game-changing A/V live show. GAZEBO EFFECT is a 2xLP nocturnal stroll into the depths of a self-generated”garden”, its upper lawns and outbuildings. The garden has been stunningly visualised for the live by Kyoto-based visual art entity AUJIK, with the touring band comprising Stallones, Gray and percussionist Jon Leland.
Watch AUJIK’s visual accompaniment to the album GAZEBO EFFECT:
Listen to new Sun Araw composition ‘Trellis’
Helm is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Younger’s compositions build dense aural landscapes that incorporate elements of musique concrete and industrial music alongside hallucinatory drones and various acousmatic phenomena. Instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation.
New LP Olympic Mess finds a new brightness pervading, the contours of Youngers’ sound ever more clearly defined and inviting.
Listen to the track ‘Olympic Mess’:
Duppy Gun Productions is a heavy-hitting futuristic roots/dancehall alliance pairing Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw), M.Geddes Gengras and a host of adventurous US producers. Duppy Gun DJs (tonight featuring Cameron and Alex) represent the fire stoked by these scorching collaborations at the turntables, with Ossia joining the party as his debut release on Blackest Ever Black hits the racks.