Amongst the shows over the next 7 days we host a 20th anniversary show for venerable, award winning, avant-garde and experimental music doyens, Apartment House. Created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in1995, Apartment House has since become a major exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the World. Disregarding style, fashion and hip things, and forging nowhere with a Zeitgeistian zeal.
On Monday, we have a showcase from Manchester’s fantastic Sacred Tapes cassette label, which ove the past couple of years has documented a broad array of the city’s vibrant noise and electronic music scenes.
Full listings for the week plus all new shows below.
We’ve recently taken delivery of a massive second hand drop from Japan. Loads of original Free Jazz, Avant Garde etc. Stacks of rare vinyl from INCUS, FMP, WERGO, MOERS MUSIC, ESP DISK and more, along with exclusive Japanese Pressings, Obi Strips, Japanese liner notes from some of the greatest LP’s in the field.
These are individual copies and only available in the Cafe with large discounts for members (up to £10 off for some items). New stock in the online shop below…
Critically acclaimed songwriter, composer and producer Mica Levi premieres six new piano pieces transmuted for the Moog Soundlab UK modular synthesizer and performed by classical and experimental musician and winner of British Contemporary Piano Competition, Eliza McCarthy.
From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015, Extra Normal Records presents Contra Pop Festival, a three-day event encompassing live performances from some of the foremost artists working at the intersection of popular music and the avant-garde. This diverse congregation of musicians epitomises a vibrant European scene far from the clutches of the corporate opportunists who threaten to homogenise pop culture. Contra Pop 2015 will boast a purpose-built stage and sound system located on the sandy beach of the historic town of Ramsgate in Kent.
With entry free of charge, local and international beers available on the premises and a variety of cafés and restaurants only a stone’s throw away, Contra Pop 2015 is a rare opportunity to absorb the cutting edge of the musical underground in a quintessential seaside setting.
Artists include: Pierre Bastien, Richard Dawson, Dick El Demasiado, Gnod, Golden Teacher, Heatsick, KAYAKA, Felix Kubin, Klara Lewis, Peder Mannerfelt, Evan Parker and Matt Wright, Petrels, Ghédalia Tazartès, Tomaga and Richard Youngs.