On Thursday 26th Feb – TAAE will be venturing out of the womb to embark on a valiant journey down the M1 filled with a van of hand-made electronics and some factory made ones and a load of drums. From the rear (fresh from a EU tour to be exact), tinkered radiowaves will be warbling through the channel tunnel heading towards the same destination point. A meeting of audacious heads will occur at the inimitable Cafe Oto, for a night of frivolity and madness. A presentation of all sorts of delectable sonic manifestations which will show what we’ve been doing in Sheffield for all this time.
We shall be coalescing three of our finest for this occasion:
— BLOOD SPORT —
Blood Sport formed in Sheffield in 2010, and ever since the trio have forged out arresting sound practices from within the cities hard working art/music community. The development is now at the stage of surge and attack, with the band’s blistering guitar dynamics & pointed lyrics shuddering and shimmering against the roughhoused techno gilded polyrhythms. For Blood Sport there is an uncountable urgency that pervades their tightly wound sound and all that surrounds and informs it.
2015 will see the fruition of a year’s work both in the live and recorded output of Blood Sport, with a keenly anticipated new record Axe Laid To The Root released on Blast First Petite which follows 3 EPS plus the essential LP Life In Units, all released on DIY labels – Tye Die Tapes, the band’s own Hybrid Vigour Records and via The Audacious Art Experiment. Their non-stop wall of noise and rhythm live show will also be taken into new areas. Blood Sport have a heavily structuralist live show is delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement. With a background playing squats, raves, art happenings and clubs, the band sequence the sets for the dance-floor.
Always striving to go beyond the format and to open up new dialogues, Blood Sport have been curating inventive line ups and juxtapositions through their Hybrid Vigour nights in Sheffield. Artists such as Zs, Whilst, King Ayisoba, Flower-Corsano Duo, The Space Lady, Islet, Gum Takes Tooth, Nisennenmondai and more have been involved. The nights mix of musics from all around the world, loose rock and strict dance formulas, a love of raw improvisation, outsider song cycles and UK DIY asthetics can all be found within Blood Sports new music. Time to play.
— TRANS/HUMAN —
Adam Denton and Luke Twyman began collaborating under the name Trans/Human at The Audacious Art Experiment HQ in Sheffield during 2011.
Employing several noise making devices and techniques in their performances, including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience. Through their collaboration the duo sought to reflect their inclination towards creating ritualized sonic and visual experiences via a series of improvised performances, resulting in releases, The 8 Hour Dance (The Audacious Art Experiment 2011) and The Wider (Blackest Rainbow 2012). Their latest LP, The (Un)Expected, recorded at Audacious Space, Sheffield, came out on The Audacious Art Experiment in March 2014.
— SPANDRIL —
TAAE’s resident lab technician Spandril mixes up an ambient dronescape of cyclic controlled chaos using customised and hand-built analogue machines alongside hand-coded digital manipulations.
“Perhaps 22/7 is the last thing I’m ever going to hear? I can’t quite identify why this tape makes me feel this way, but the silence that follows its conclusion feels eerily absolute; I’m left with the embers of the melody that has just mournfully dipped out of physical space, tracing the memory as it withers and fades, feeling as though the last sparks of the universe have just dimmed into dust. The mortality of these pieces was forewarned though, and the quiver of analogue capture is prominent – textures are coated in the coarse pockets of a deep and deathly erosion, with micro-dips in volume implanting the initial impact of a patient, mournful degeneration. 22/7 is a swan song for sound itself, crackling on the perimeter, delaying the onset of silence for just half an hour more.” – Jack Chuter, ATTN:MAGAZINE
Tickets are £8 in advance, £6 for members and £10 OTD.
Kick-off is 8pm.