Rammel Club #125 - Rump State / Degradation / Daphnellc - Friday 27th Oct @ JT Soar
Rammel Club #125
JT Soar, NG3 1JB
We find in Rump State Mark Morgan & Gaute Granli. Mark Morgan who was the man behind the too unknown Sightings, a New York trio at the origin of an impressive noise rock of inventiveness, a band difficult to tame and probably too far ahead of its time. A few outstanding records, notably on Load Records, Daïs... and then leave; Mark Morgan has since officiated in Silk Purse with appearances on To Live and Shave in LA and collaborations with Aaron Dilloway, among others.
Gaute Granli is a member of Firmaet Forvoksen. From his native Norway, he distills a confusing and unidentified body of sound as a solo artist... perhaps a new music, a choppy, desolate pop... from the next century.
The two musicians share a guitar playing and a vocal approach of apparently destructured but well and truly chiseled. They produce a sound mass that we feel like drifting or inexorably carried away by quicksand...
Attention: uncomfortable psychedelism and total avant-garde." (Sonic Protest)
Degradation is the duo of D O'Donoghue (Vinegar Tom) and George Rayner-Law (Schwerpunkt) who are also behind forward-thinking experimental/noise cassette label, Brachliegen Tapes.
Their latest release, Leadlined, is a 35-minute lamentation of the perverse ideology of the English, manifested through sound collage and heavy electronics. A carrier bag of improvisation and fragmented assembly, post-industrial synthesis gives way to full-spectrum noise, and aural saturation. Shaped by collapsing signal chains & biting delays, Degradation pore over the rapine chain of degeneration that is England. Through bricolage it attempts to come to terms with the inescapable, morbid nostalgia of the nation's psyche; society in a state of collapse, reflecting back a withering Britain - plundered, debilitated, and divided.
Artist & producer Daphnellc makes experimental techno incorporating field recordings, danceable noise and live drum machines. Ever-changing loops and sounds rotate around ethereal melodies to escape the everyday.