Saturday, 9 July 2011

BODY MELT - 05/02/2011 - Star and Shadow Cinema

Our innaugral event at the star and shadow featured the fast paced Electro Bass sounds of Paul Blackford (Breakin Records/Militant Science) and alien Electro/Techno experi-mentalist Galaxian (Last Known Trajectory/Transient Force) rocking out some serious live electronic shit! 
Paul Blackford - Germ Warfare

Paul runs his own digital label called Militant Science which as well as serving as a vehicle for his own releases boasts some outstanding work from the likes of Soundex Phonetic, Chordata, Galaxian, Oort Cloud, Radioactive Man, Ali3ns3xtoy, Epsion and it's all free to download so get'pon dat shit!

Galaxian - Pancake Wednesday

Galaxian hails from Glasgow and is something of an enigma musically speaking with a style that doesn't sit comfortably in anyone genre. Elements of Techno, Electro, Electronica, and Noise music collide in a kind of musical alchemy which produces something which is entirely his own without being a an overly self conscious exercise in jumping from one style to the next. Find out more at...

The night was a total sellout we had lazers, strobes, moonlights, and projections in the main room.The Electro/Acid/Braindance/Electronix sound was being fully rocked out and represented with only a couple of deviations that didn't quite fit what we were after musically( I'm mentioning no names ;) ). The sound on the night was a bit too loud for some and admittedly it was a bit too loud for us as well in hindsight. To be fair that was my fault I booked a 10k rig that was probably a bit OTT for the size of the room, most of the extra power was bass blasting people full on in the's all anarchy though innit?  We've nailed it out now though so it's all good, you live and learn ay kids?

The Holy Mountain Room in the cinema featured DJ's Mike Vest from Bong, Ben Jazzfinger from non other than Jazzfinger operating as Jazzfinger Soundsystem, Capo Ultra who normally rocks out stuff on the Urban Music tip, Phippertronische from Road to Rimini, and Richard Dawson sitting on a stage playing a Bassoon. Music in there was completley random and on a total wtf? urgh hallucinatory mind fuck trip. Visuals on screen were assembled from loads of fucked up films and assembled by the big man himself Max Lermontov.

In the foyer area Glu Flux Klan provided "A Sojourn in the City of Newcastle, in the Year of Our Lord 20--" an art experiment which featured a live one man surf noise band, a man riding a bike watching the Tour de France on a telly whilst listening to Kraftwerk - Tour de France in a loop for two hours, as well as a number of well placed projections. 
So all in all it was a triumph of content and substance over style...what more could you ask for? What? What? all of Galaxians live set in it's entirety? Oh...oh...oh well go on then.

Respect and thanks to all involved...big up the Star and Shadow!!!

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