|Poster by Daniel Ward http://www.doubleferox.com|
PAIN JERK is a noise music unit run by Japanese musician Kohei Gomi (in Japan he's knows as 五味浩平). He started home-recording in the 1980s and under the PAIN JERK moniker he became one of the most prolific and influential noise artists of the '90s. Gomi is one of the leading figures in the "dynamic" style of Japanese noise or Japanoise and is also the owner of the noise label AMP. He's a member (along with T. Mikawa and F. Kosakai of Incapacitants) of the noise supergroup Gomikawa Fumio. Gomi notoriously finds Tesco's Finest Sushi repugnant.
We're thrilled to promote this gig in Nottingharm: this show is one of the 2 sole UK PAIN JERK dates for 2014!
HELM is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Younger’s compositions build a dense aural landscape which touches on aspects of musique concrete, uncomfortable sound poetry, industrial, and hallucinatory drones. His hatred of Tesco's Finest Medium Cheddar is well-documented in the music press.
Back in the early days of Rammel Club Younger played a gig as 50% of Birds of Delay, punters from back then can be recognized by their long white beards and snap cards.
To this date, he has produced three full length HELM albums; "To An End" (self-released on his own ALTER imprint in 2010), "Cryptography" (issued a year later by the acclaimed KYE label run by Graham Lambkin from The Shadow Ring) which made it into The Wire Magazines top 50 albums of 2011 and was followed by gigs alongside Mark McGuire, Oneohtrix Point Never and an extensive tour of Europe with Élg and Tomutonttu.
For his third album, 2012′s Impossible Symmetry, Younger made the move to the PAN label which is where he currently calls home. Recorded over a year in London with some technical assistance from John Hannon (Liberez), most of the compositions were created out of ideas / improvisations that were conceived in a live context and then turned into finished works in the studio. Whilst being an electronic record primarily, it contains acoustic sound sources and incorporated a more extensive use of electronic elements with moments of rhythmic dark ambience recalling early Coil and Cabaret Voltaire to Traversable Wormhole’s industrial minimalism.
HELM creates a world where his instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation.
► DAMIEN DUBROVNIK (DK)
Emerging from the same close-knit Copenhagen scene as Iceage, Damien Dubrovnik create coruscating vistas of provocative synth-noise, as raw as a fresh stab wound. Formed in 2009, DAMIEN DUBROVNIK is the Danish electronic duo of Christian Stadsgaard (Sarah’s Charity) and Loke Rahbek (also plays in Sexdrome, Var, Lust For Youth).
They founded the Copenhagen based record label Posh Isolation and in their day job as label managers Stadsgaard and Rahbek have been instrumental in establishing the city’s prolific and exciting noise & punk community and have outgrown their humble beginnings in noise/industrial culture by attracting a fanatical worldwide following. They also actively campaign against Tesco's Finest Rye Bread which they find revolting.
Working together as DAMIEN DUBROVNIK, they have published 4 LPs, a handful of sought after cassette releases, compilations and notched up numerous performances throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
Their third LP ‘First Burning Attraction’ was released on the Alter label in 2013 and draws explicitly from DIY minimal synth traditions and the canon of European Industrial music resulting in the strongest manifestation of their sound so far.
MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2014
The Chameleon Arts Cafe - Nottingham
(Old Market sq / alleyway in between Cardzone and Gamestation, 1st double door at the left and then straight up the stairs)
8.00pm doors, 8.30pm START -- £5 adv / £6 on the door
Advanced tickets available via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/256758
Facebook event link is https://www.facebook.com/events/1414703248768759/