At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we’re very pleased to host a full-band matinee show from Chicagoan cornetist Ben Lamar Gay following the release of his acclaimed new album, Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun, which pushes the boundaries of his long-established reputation for defiantly eclectic genre-hopping further still, from free jazz to Brazilian rhythms; minimalism to pulse-quickening funk.

This week’s digital release is a set from Glorias Navales – a five member ensemble based in Santiago, Chile. Their jam is somewhere between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Crafted on acoustic guitars, rabel and bombo chino (drum), this recording teases out lines from their stunning debut LP ‘Cofradia Nautica’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE, taking new, fuzzed out trips along the way. This particular show made Clive Bell’s end of year list, and we’re looking forward to another session with them on November 26th.

We are very excited to announce that we have been granted funding from Arts Council England to invest in essential new equipment, including new sound system, backline, streaming and archive facilities.

After ten years of hobbling along with bits of equipment we have begged and borrowed this is a major boost and will make a massive difference to the musicians and audiences that make what we do possible.

As always thank you all for your support over the years! And thank you Arts Council England!

Cafe OTO

WED 7 NOVEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
JACK WRIGHT / OLIE BRICE / MARK SANDERS (TRIO)

£5 door only

WED 7 NOVEMBER
RAS_G & THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM FEAT MC KAHIL SADIQ + BLACK TOP (ORPHY ROBINSON / PAT THOMAS)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 8 NOVEMBER
PAUL DUNMALL QUINTET FEATURING HAMID DRAKE

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 8 NOVEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
AMM ALL-STARS

£3 door only

FRI 9 NOVEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
ILANA BLUMBERG & TOM WHEATLEY

FREE ENTRY

FRI 9 NOVEMBER
SOURAKATA KOITE

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SAT 10 NOVEMBER
TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE & CAFE OTO PRESENT:
BEN LAMAR GAY – MATINEE

£12.50 adv (£10 members) /
£15 door

SAT 10 NOVEMBER
BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS:
YONATAN GAT & THE EASTERN MEDICINE SINGERS + WOVEN SKULL & MESANGE

£12 adv / £15 door

SUN 11 NOVEMBER
WAKEFUL – ANNE ROBINSON & LIMPE FUCHS – MATINEE

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SUN 11 NOVEMBER
ALISON STATTON, STUART MOXHAM AND SPIKE

£16 adv (£14 members) /
£18 door

MON 12 NOVEMBER
MAJUTSU NO NIWA + AOKI TOMOYUKI / HARUTAKA MOCHIZUKI

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

TUES 13 NOVEMBER
SUN FOOT + CRYSTABEL RILEY (SOLO) + RUSSELL WALKER (SOLO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

COMING UP:

– 14 NOVEMBER: WAH WAH WINO SHOWCASE: : DAVY KEHOE + LITTLE MOVIES + FINN & MORGAN BUCKLEY + SAM COMERFORD + OLMO & OMID + AMERICAN JON + WHO’S THE TECHNICIAN
– 15 NOVEMBER: 
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
– 16 NOVEMBER – OTO PROJECT SPACE: CHRIS PITSIOKOS / FARIDA AMADOU / STEVE NOBLE (TRIO)
– 16 NOVEMBER: MARIA CHAVEZ
– 17 NOVEMBER: 
CHINABOT W/ SABIWA (TAIWAN) + LAFIDKI (CAMBODIA) + LI YILEI (CHINA) + JAEHO HWANG (SOUTH KOREA) – DJ
– 18 NOVEMBER – BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS: SAX RUINS – MATINEE
– 18 NOVEMBER: SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK W/ MAURO TIBERI
– 19 NOVEMBER: CHARALAMBIDES + ASHLEY PAUL / TOM JAMES SCOTT (DUO)
– 20 NOVEMBER: DEFORREST BROWN, JR. AND KEPLA PERFORM SUBSTANTIA NIGRA + LUCAUFER

JUST ADDED:

– 7 JANUARY – VOCAL CLASSICS OF THE BLACK AVANT GARDE: JASON YARDE / ELAINE MITCHENER / MARK SANDERS / NEIL CHARLES / DANTE MICHEAUX / BYRON WALLEN / DOMINIC CANNING
– 18 JANUARY: 
APARTMENT HOUSE – MICHAEL PARSONS AT 80
– 19 JANUARY: ECTOPLASM GIRLS + NADINE BYRNE (SOLO)
– 26 JANUARY: HEATHER LEIGH
– 27 JANUARY: JÜRG FREY – ELECTRONICS AND LOUDSPEAKER PIECES
– 14 APRIL: DIANE CLUCK RESIDENCY

DIGITAL RELEASES:

GLORIAS NAVALES – 12.4.17

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

This week’s digital release is a set from Glorias Navales – a five member ensemble based in Santiago, Chile. Their jam is somewhere between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Crafted on acoustic guitars, rabel and bombo chino (drum), this recording teases out lines from their stunning debut LP ‘Cofradia Nautica’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE, taking new, fuzzed out trips along the way. This particular show made Clive Bell’s end of year list, and we’re looking forward to another session with them on November 26th.

Available as 320k MP3 / 24 bit FLAC

NEW ON OTOROKU:

EVAN PARKER –
THE SNAKE DECIDES

£15 / £13 members

One of the final Incus releases and one that was written up in The Penguin Guide to Jazz as ‘an essential document of modern music’. Otoroku is proud to release the first ever vinyl re-issue of Evan Parker’s legendary recording The Snake Decides. Featuring 4  solos recorded in 1986 in St. Paul’s Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon. The Snake Decides is a groundbreaking example how far the language of a particular instrument can be taken.

From Brian Morton’s liner new notes:

“The Snake Decides attracts a certain array of adjectives – intense, radical, fearsome, hypnotic, virtuosic – and occasionally allows a more ambitious reviewer to avoid platitude by talking more specifically about 32nd harmonics, circular breathing, multiphonics and Gerson’s exact choice and placement of microphones. But this misses a point, too. Listening to this record, either for the first or the fortieth time, is an arousing experience.”

NEW IN THE SHOP

ANNE GUTHRIE AND SEYMOUR WRIGHT CHELSEA BRIDGE (CD)

KEIJI HAINO / HEATHER LEIGH / PETER BRÖTZMANN A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER

AISHA ORAZBAYEVA – TELEMANN FANTASIAS (CD)

BRIAN OLEWNICK – KEITH ROWE: THE ROOM EXTENDED (BOOK)

DAVID GRUBBBS – NOW THAT THE AUDIENCE IS ASSEMBLED (BOOK)

BLANK FORMS JOURNAL 2: MUSIC FROM THE WORLD TOMORROW (BOOK)

DEREK BAILEY AND ANTHONY BRAXTON – ROYAL (2LP)

DEREK BAILEY – SOLO GUITAR VOLUME 1 (2LP)

ANGUS CARLYLE – RECEPTION: THE RADIO-WORKS OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG AND JOHN CAGE (BOOK)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

Lonnie Holley + Lucinda Chua

10 Nov, Kings Place

The Alabama-born sculptor-turned-singer returns to London with his eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed new album, MITH. Support from the gifted cellist & FKA Twigs band member Lucinda Chua.

OTO RECOMMENDS:

STILL HOUSE PLANTS
– LONG PLAY

Combining visual strategies, free improvisation, UK garage and punk, Still House Plants build melodic hierarchies scaffolded around ambiguities and intimacy. Fresh from being selected for the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund, and following two sold out tapes on Glasgow label GLARC, the trio’s debut LP ‘Long Play’ collects the group’s raw guitar-drum-vocal palette and stretches it to include violin, piano and intimate home recording. Ranging from seconds-long to seven:minute:somethings, the album coagulates to form a heady meld of rudimentary phrases, kinetic repetition and malleable samples. Experimental songwriting is rarely so forthcoming, emotive, or approachable.


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