Amongst the shows over the next seven days we host one of the most original and innovative Krautrock bands, Embryo. “Thirty years on, Christian Burchard’s Embryo, despite constant personnel changes, still managed to be one of the foremost bands to explore the outer reaches, where the musics of the world met one another and bled together. To call Embryo a “fusion band” is both accurate, and a gross understatement. There is no mixing together in the band’s music, it is the creation of something completely new, multi-lingual, and transcultural they are after.” – Thom Jurek
After last week’s 100th release on our own digital label, we’re pleased to add three more heavy titles to our burgeoning licensed catalogue – this time from London based record label, Fataka. Releases have often been recorded here, or by some of our favourite artists, and the label specialises in putting faith behind new or one-off duos or trios – ‘At OTO’ documents the first meeting of local reed player John Butcher with extraordinary pianist Matthew Shipp. Dig in.
New shows announced this week include the duo of Ulaş Özdemir and Arash Moradi – who bring together the sacred musical traditions of Turkey’s Alevi-Bektashi-Qizilbash and Iran’s Ahl-e Haqq, and seminal noise artists, The New Blockaders, celebrating the 35th anniversary re-issue of their landmark album Changez Les Blockeurs.
Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.