Last Wedneday marked Alien Jam’s third night of live electronics at Catch in Shoreditch. Thanks to everyone who came to the gig and to all the artists for their stunning performances! Here are some pictures of the night, thanks to Kimi Gill.
Pleased to announce, this is happening…
Alien Jams is putting on this night next week at the Shutterbug. It’s a Bar/ Creperie located on Rivington Street, just near Shoreditch High Street. If you’re in East London drop by for a nice selection of Post Punk, Psych, Italo Disco, Synth and beyond!
Many thanks to everyone who made it down to the CATCH gig last night, so many good people and great music! At the beginning of the night I handed out a mix cd, which includes some of my favourite artists (stuff I’ve played quite alot on the radio) and if you were wondering about a tracklist, I’ve posted it below. If you missed out on the CD, I’m planning on bringing a few more to the next event which will be taking place in January, more info coming soon!
In Trance ’95- Fade In and Out
Ohama- The Drum
Thought Broadcast- Mad Tea Party
Shapednoise- As Others See Us
Matmos- Teen Paranormal Romance
Felix Kubin- Flies Without Memory
Asmus Tietchens- In Die Zunkunft
Dariush Dolat- Shahi- Hur
Henk Badings- Kain en Abel
Daphne Oram- Introduction
Richard Pinhas- Rhizosphere Sequent
Pierre Bastien- The Thermodynamic Orchestra
Bernard Fevre- Molecule Dance
Edgar Froese- Macula Transfer
Lothar and the Hand People- Wedding Night For Those Who Love
Pod Blotz- Die and Come Alive
Fifty Foot Hose- If Not This Time
Below are pictures from the night!
Rejections at Catch
Ectopia at Catch
Rejections and Ectopia will be playing live sets at Catch in November, as part of a series of experimental electronic gigs linked to the Alien Jams radio show.
There will also be great Djs for the evening, with Tony Poland of Juno Plus taking over the decks, as well as Laetitia Deering of Phonica who will be dusting off some of her favourite records!
Michael Hann aka Rejections, is a musician based out of Teesside and also runs the label Reject and Fade. Michael’s work deals with scuzzed-up electronics and harsh industrial textures, with releases on his own label as well as Opal Tapes and Jehu and Chinaman.
“droning rhythm emerging out of cyclical, dissipating metallic synths and pulsating noise waves. Stabs of distorted sonar-like sound fire across the stereo range like the final distress calls from a submarine teetering on the edge of some gargantuan abyss, before finally disappearing into the black with a steely, echoing scream.”- Laurie Tuffrey (the Quietus)
Cello, voice and electronics collide in a whirlwind of improvised experimentation from this London three-piece. Vicky Steiri, Adam Christensen and Jack Brennan create shadowy sonic offerings, where dark velvety cello soon turns into fierce turbulent outbursts, often driven by electronics. In the past they have performed at the New Museum of Contemporary Art ‘The Lion Tamer’ (music for Spartacus Chetwynd’s performance), as well as a live soundtrack for Jack Smith’s Normal Love at the ICA (London) and a live composition in Hotel Garderobe in response to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 Passion of Joan of Arc.
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Very excited to have these musicians playing at Catch this Wednesday in London. Both Karen and Graham have done guest mixes for Alien Jams in the past, which are available in the NTS archives.