DECAGRAM presents a one-night festival with a slightly new aesthetic.
Saturday 10th March 2018
The Mash House, Guthrie Street
We are also launching Beer IV – DECADANCE I.P.A. and using stock to pay for the rent of the venue. With thanks also to the Mash House for supporting this idea again.
Get your info/invites/tickets in here.
The full programme of the event is below:
E T H E R E U M
N I G H T S
FRANk | EXTERIOR | THE REVERSE ENGINEER | REACT | HIVA OA | SIN/RED
FRANk (STEAkNIFE) DJ set with visuals curated by SUPERMODEL, a new programme of contemporary art and music happening in Edinburgh.
and EXTERIOR (live). Featuring a heavy dose of blistering analogue synth bass, robo-latino beats and bible-black synthesis. For fans of Jon Hopkins//Holly Herndon//Nathan Fake, albeit being pestered by Fugazi//Liquid Liquid. Expect worrying levels of energy. Exterior the all new electronic project from Edinburgh producer Doug MacDonald.
THE REVERSE ENGINEER
The Reverse Engineer is Dave House, Edinburgh-based musician, sound artist, designer and architect of incredible new album.
Elusive Geometry documents a period of transition, self-(re)discovery and moving on. The title refers to the narratives we construct, cling to and ultimately discard. The album is composed from field recordings, sampled instruments, synthesis and algorithmic percussion. Texture and rhythm is the beating heart of his work, which demonstrates how electronic music can be both acutely danceable and deeply emotive.
Audio programmer Danjeli Schembri (Grand Theft Auto 5), Brendan McCarthy and Aerial dancer Marie Williamson (All or Nothing Aerial Dance theatre) present the debut full performance of this liberating new technology still in development.
Danjeli and Brendan turn the human body into an audio and video synthesiser. Marie plays it.
Danjeli on the background his previous work on this: https://www.youtube.com/
New material from Hiva Oa has been a long time coming and their return to Edinburgh from Belfast is a welcome event.
Sometimes, it seems, a period of inactivity is better for a band than one of constant creation. The new Hiva Oa retain the mystery and ambition of their former incarnations, but inject a heavy thrum to their intricate patchwork style, and turn their attentions to themes of fear, loneliness, abandonment and awakening.
The band have become masters of developing atmospheres ‘marrying primal, dizzying electronica and swelling bass, with minimal guitar patterns to create a tightly wound, suffocating and intense atmosphere’.
Dark and atmospheric storms of voices and electronics experimenting with pain, love, future, and permanence.
“When I’m alone, I create. It keeps me sane. I made something. Now I’m sick of it but, maybe you’ll like it.”
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