Album launch: Little Stabs (Sensaround), and Cartacoethes (Otiose). This night brings together three distinctive bands who share a love of abstracting and re-working contemporary music to suit their own purposes.
Prophets bring masked collective music-making, stylefree grooves and polyphonic sounds with multiple saxophones, drums, percussion, and self-made instruments.
Sensaround (Alister Spence, Raymond MacDonald, Shoeb Ahmad). This Australian/Scots electro-acoustic trio works in a unique middle ground between melodic jazz ambience, ghostly dub and post-punk experiments as lo-fi rhythms press up against woodwind melodies and Rhodes tones are set awash in free percussion. Little Stabs is a collection of music recorded live in Tokyo, Kobe and Okayama with famed improvisors Michiyo Yagi, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura and Yasuko Kaneko during the trio's Japanese tour in February 2016.
Otiose Duo mesh saxophone and pure data manipulation to create a heady rush of acoustic sound and digital detritus that shimmers, stutters and swirls in the physical spaces their music inhabits.
Running order: Prophets: 7:30 – 8:15 Sensaround: 8:30 – 9:15 Otiose: 9:30 – 10:15
Tickets available on door.