Mohammad / Sophie Cooper / Dundas
NORMAN RECORDS PRESENTS:
Mohammad (ANTIFROST / PAN ) / Sophie Cooper / Dundas
02/09/16 :: FUSE Art Space, Bradford
Join your sorta local record store Norman as we present an evening of drone and improvised noise at Bradford's Fuse art space! This is the second in a semi-frequent series of shows from yours truly:
Mohammad ( ANTIFROST / PAN )
This Athens chamber-doom duo came to prominence in the extended experimental network through their record trilogy for Antifrost, in which they used their custom-made cello drone to express a “geographical survey” of their bearings. They’ve long been masters of this rather unique craft, creating an acoustic ambience both patient and intense; their origin story, ‘Rito Vildblomma’, contains much the same atmospheres as that of their newest work, proving them rather good at running in place. Their live show promises a wall of sound for you to climb.
Local Todmorden musician Sophie Cooper has so much to her musical oeuvre at this point that I just want to use the word “great” as a genre tag. Her sounds are informed by both noise-making and songwriting, foggy drone and the sounds that punctuate it. She’s performed as part of a rotating-cast ambient alldayer, improvised submerged in echo on a recent record with Delphine Dora and has a great record called ‘Our Aquarius’, that dangles meandering guitar abstractions off the edge of the earth.
Our experimental resident Laurie Johnson recently bought a cello, so we thought it prudent to add him to the bill. Usually he packs your records and fixes the office cables; in his spare time he’s a drone aficionado and music researcher with a penchant for building unyielding modular synths and knowing the solos to Mastadon songs. His set will probably involve electronics swaying like a see-saw between ambience and techno; could be minimal, could be chaos. Who knows.