The Exotic Pylon live freakshow returns in a new venue (Catch in Shoreditch) and with a new audiovisual ethos based primarily around artists recording for or associated with the kaleidoscopic independent label.
No. 1: Wednesday April 17th 2013. Advance Tickets £4 / Door £5
Buy the album here.
Frisk Frugt – Danish for “fresh fruit” – is the work of Anders Lauge Meldgaard, a native of Aalborg, DK, currently dwelling in Berlin. A multi-instrumentalist who loads up his optimist’s dinghy full of saxophones, self-made mechanical instruments and other inspired sound gadgets, Frisk Frugt sets sail on music’s diverse waves of opportunity. His imagination is boundless and his music follows … live, whether it’s skeletal folk with toy parrots, minimalist church organ recitals, free jazz firestorms or ensemble shows alive with percussive possibilities, he stretches and tweaks his open source music into thrilling new shapes, always with a sense of wonder and spontaneous relish His album Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite, released in late 2012 by UK label Exotic Pylon, was heavily informed by a long musical journey of discovery around the great West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso, armed with a taperecorder and a workbook. African melody, rhythms and ritual dance meld into pop chaos and elegiac homespun folksong and poetry.
“A rare beast … sunkissed tropical jazz pop, the musical equivalent of running along a beach wearing a grin and a garland of big flowers” – The Wire
Noteherder & McCloud
Pre-order the forthcoming Mini CD single here:
Noteherder is Chris Parfitt who plays Soprano Sax and shouts. He is also part of improvising trio 4thirtythree also playing flute, keyboards and electronics and is a long time back office organiser and performer with Brighton’s Safehouse experimental music collective. Geoff Reader is McCloud. He shouts and plays synthesisers, field recordings and cheap effects units. Before that he used to run Beast Baseball Records, and is now mostly to be found introducing acts at The Spirit of Gravity night in Brighton wearing an ill-fitting Ginger wig. Bartosz Dylewski is a visual artist who sometimes works with Noteherder & McCloud using his custom written _minimalVector software system and his own photographs. His voice can be heard on some of the tapes they use live.
Shape Worship (DJ)
Grab the 12″ here.
Ed Gillet takes broken 2-step beats and early 90’s techno (think of those early Black Dog Production 12’s) Shape Worship exists in a richly expansive dreamscape – warmly haunting and strangely benign. This is a gently maximalist universe where machine rhythms mix with organic texture (glazed bells, strange strings, crackling sticks), hall-of-mirrors vocals and wide-eyed synth melodies.