At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next week or so, we host a special preview screening of The Goodiepal Equation – the first feature length by the founder of Fonal Records, musician and artist Sami Sänpäkkilä. Having premiered at the Helsinki International Film Festival in September, we’re delighted to present it at OTO.

We’re pleased to make our three latest OTOROKU releases available to download this week. Three truly special shows featuring some of our favourite artists – Kan Mikami / John Edwards / Alex Neilson ‘Live at Cafe OTO’, Keiji Haino / John Butcher ‘Light Never Bright Enough’ and Pat Thomas ‘The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari. Thank you for your continued support of the label, and we look forward to sharing more from the venue next year.

A load of new show announcements this week, including poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph, pianist and composer Roger Eno, and an album launch show for Ashley Paul.

Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.

Cafe OTO

WED 13 DECEMBER
12TH ISLE PRESENT:
CRU SERVERS + PATAPHYSICAL + 12TH ISLE DJS

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

THU 14 DECEMBER
THE TRANSCENDENCE ORCHESTRA + JO JOHNSON

£15 adv (£13 members) /
£17 door

FRI 15 DECEMBER
SOLO:DUO:TRIO #7 – ÁINE O’DWYER / STEVE BERESFORD / CRYSTABEL RILEY (TRIO) + SHARON GAL / PAUL WATSON (DUO) + LESLIE DEERE (SOLO)

£7 adv (£5 members) /
£8 door

SAT 16 DECEMBER
KRAUTROCK KARAOKE VOL.38 CHRISTMAS PARTY

£7 adv / £10 door

SUN 17 DECEMBER
BOUGE+ (ISABELLE DUTHOIT / LUC EX / HANNAH MARSHALL) + PHIL MINTON / LAUREN KINSELLA (DUO) + ISABELLE DUTHOIT

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 18 DECEMBER
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING – ‘THE GOODIEPAL EQUATION’

£5 adv (FREE members) /
£7 door

WED 20 DECEMBER
GOODIEPAL & PALS

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

THU 21 DECEMBER
SVS RADIO PRESENTS:
JESSICA SLIGTER W/ BIRDWORLD

£10 adv / £12 door

FRI 22 DECEMBER
LOWKI PRESENTS:
NKISI + AFRODEUTSCHE + TRIBE OF COLIN

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

COMING UP:

CAFE OTO NYE PARTY W/ THE SCORPIOS (LIVE) + IF MUSIC (DJ)

£16 adv (£12 members) / £20 door

Seeing in the new year in style with the irresistible stylings of The Scorpios – who’ve provided some our favourite moments of 2017 – and a DJ set from Soho’s excellent IF Music record store!

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum.

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 5 JANUARY: MIGUEL PRADO
– 8 JANUARY: 
EDDIE PRÉVOST / KEN IKEDA (DUO) + JENNIFER ALLUM (SOLO)
– 14 JANUARY: COLOURING THE INDUSTRIAL SOUNDSCAPES – IAIN CHAMBERS / BELLE CHEN / BEIBEI WANG / CLEVELAND WATKISS
– 25 JANUARY: ROGER ENO W/ DOM THEOBALD
– 28 JANUARY: CLAUDIA ROBLES-ANGEL & JAVIER A. GARAVAGLIA
– 30 JANUARY: GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO – INSALATA STATICA
– 31 JANUARY: IN HOUSE – PATRICK DAHN / AMY DICKSON / ADAM MATSCHULAT / BILLY STEIGER
– 4 FEBRUARY: ANTHONY JOSEPH PRESENTS FREQUENCY OF MAGIC
– 8 FEBRUARY: ZOMBIE NITE FOR DEAD ROMERO – AMM ALL-STARS WITH CRIS X / SLAPPER / MINT DOUCHE
– 13 FEBRUARY: BLACK TOP: PAT THOMAS & ORPHY ROBINSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER EVANS
– 14 FEBRUARY: DAMON & NAOMI + THALIA ZEDEK + RED RIVER DIALECT
– 15 FEBRUARY: ASHLEY PAUL – ‘LOST IN SHADOWS’ ALBUM LAUNCH
– 18 FEBRUARY: FRODE GJERSTAD TRIO + STEVE SWELL
– 22 MARCH: JOHN CHANTLER / SEYMOUR WRIGHT / STEVE NOBLE (TRIO)
– 2 APRIL: SUGAI KEN

DIGITAL RELEASES

£6 (£5 Venue Members) / Digital Members: Download with credits

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

HAINO KEIJI / JOHN BUTCHER – LIGHT NEVER BRIGHT ENOUGH

Recorded live at Cafe OTO in July 2016 the results are an uncompromising milieu of swirling sound played out as a total union of these two legendary performers.

KAN MIKAMI / JOHN EDWARDS / ALEX NEILSON – LIVE AT CAFE OTO

“A pulsing, raging maelstrom of serrated-edged energy. Gruff, rough, honest and very, very real.” – Alan Cummings

PAT THOMAS – THE ELEPHANT CLOCK OF AL JAZARI

Recorded live at OTO in May 2015 and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, the LP comprises four typically genre-defying and sonically dexterous pieces from one of the UK’s most extraordinary pianists.

NEW IN THE SHOP

HENNING CHRISTIANSEN – UMWÄLZUNG (2CD)

HENNING CHRISTIANSEN – RØDHÆTTE / RUINMUSIK (7″)

GUO – GUO1 (CD)

DIRTY SONGS – DIRTY SONGS PLAY DIRTY SONGS (LP/CD)

SUN RA ARKESTRA – UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MARSHALL ALLEN RESIDENCY (A2 POSTER)

VINYL FREAK: LOVE LETTERS TO A DYING MEDIUM (BOOK)

YEAH YOU – KRUTCH (LP)

MAX EASTLEY / DEREK BAILEY / COUM / FEMINIST IMPROVISING GROUP – ANOTHER EVENING AT LOGOS 1974 79 81: RECORD ONE (LP)

[AHMED] NEW JAZZ IMAGINATION (LP)

JOHN BUTCHER / RHODRI DAVIES – CARLIOL (CD)

AKIO SUZUKI & JOHN BUTCHER – IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPES (CD)

TONY CONRAD – TEN YEARS ALIVE ON THE INFINITE PLAIN (2CD)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

Soundcrash present cosmically talented electronic/soul producer Andrew Ashong at Oslo, Hackney for a night of soul-stained vocals with tinges of smokey jazz, and innovative electronica. An unmissable night for lovers of both classic and contemporary soul.

Date: 14/02/18

BOOK TICKETS: http://found.ee/LUwMZ


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