May 19 2012, King 7 Bar and Restaurant, 122 Capel Street, Dublin 1, 11pm
!Kaboogie presents: NHKyx (Skam Records - Osaka) Live AV show & Legion of Two (Planet Mu - Dublin)
!Kaboogie is pleased to present NHKyx, aka Kouhei Matsunaga.
Born in Osaka, he is a musician and drawing artist. He divides his time between Osaka and Berlin. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore-techno and hiphop, studied architecture and has been making music since 1992.
His first album “Upside Down” was released by Mille Plateaux (Germany) in 1998. He has also Collaborated with Merzbow, Sensational, Autechre’s Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti pop consortium High Priest, Puppetmastaz crew, sensational (ex jungle brothers), Asmus Tietchens etc.
His music appears on Raster Noton, PAN, Skam, Important records, Wordsound etc. Since 2002, he also runs his own Flying Swimming label for publishing experimental contemporary music and art.
During his live set in Dublin he will be running an audio reactive visual accompaniment to his music (audio reaction visual patch by paul seen, UK).
“sounds like ghetto-tech reverse-engineered for the sound art crowd,
-ruffneck yet cerebral, progressive rhythm mechanics” - Boomkat
With ‘ Against’ ’one of the best tracks on one of the records of the year - The CLOAKS remix album ‘Versions Grain’ ( Feat. Devilman , JK flesh [Justin Broderick ex Napalm Death, Godflesh] , Deadbeat, Cloaks and more )and their remix of Hands Up Who Wants Do Die’s ‘Sailor’, Legion of Two are a serious force in Irish Music.
The company they keep on that record gives a good idea of what to expect from Alan O’Boyle(Decal) and drummer David Lacey. They bring to mind the grindcore/ metal/industrial music of Godflesh, Laibach and others from the early days of dance music while also feeling completely current. With heavy, head nodding riddim n’ bass lines and industrial textures they deserve the term post dubstep in way that many don’t. A Mary Anne Hobbs favourite whose debut album Riffs was released by Planet Mu in 2009. Alan from the band describes it as “industrial hip-hop or something”, which sounds about right to us – it has their usual blend of skull-crushing bass, hypnotic drumming and lashings of atmosphere…. Superb.
METACHAOS won the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica, Austria.
Alessandro Bavari’s “Metachaos” is an impressive display of the amazing graphics that can be produced with leading-edge hardware and software. The 8-minute clip begins with a sequence of clear, geometric forms that suggest a serene world. But it doesn’t take long until it’s apparent that this was just the calm before the storm. Shadowy creatures and shockingly grotesque figures intrude into this domain rendered in black & white and sepia tones and rip it to pieces. Using the interplay of light and shadow, intentionally shaky camera movements and quick cuts, Bavari takes us on a tour de force through an unsettling imaginary cosmos that grips viewers and doesn’t let them loose. In addition to its extraordinary visuals, “Metachaos” features an impressive composed soundscape of incredibly concentrated intensity—noise elements paired with driving beats, panic-stricken screams, the rattling of bones and gale-force winds.
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