NIGHTFALL AT THE PYRAMID
Saturday 2nd JULY, KELBURN GARDEN PARTY 2016
This year’s Kelburn Garden Party takes place from 1st–4th of July 2016. DECAGRAM has curated the Saturday night bill for Scotland’s The Pyramid Stage, showcasing a wealth of diverse, high quality music.
You can find out about the line-up and buy tickets below… or head to Facebook to invite people.
Presenting work from Contour Lines and the Violet EP live after dark, Shield Patterns is the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa / The Rustle of the Stars / Glissando).
Together they create intensely emotive music full of light and shade that’s both melodic and incredibly detailed. It’s a sound that is at once accessible and exploratory and ends up as a triumph of dreamily surreal contemporary music.
During Shield Patterns’ relatively short life-span they have been remixed by alt-j and Dutch Uncles, playing shows with the likes of James Holden, Portico, Olöf Arnalds, Woman’s Hour, Bernard + Edith and Conquering Animal Sound.
The duo’s critically acclaimed debut LP Contour Lines (2014) and subsequent EP Violet (2015) were both released via Richard’s own Gizeh label with work almost complete on a new album Mirror Breathing, scheduled for release in August 2016, from which we may be lucky enough to hear some preview material…
Praise for Contour Lines:
THE SKINNY ★★★★★
“Ten songs that carry enough charge to burn a hole in your heart. Contour Lines is immense.”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT “wracked with the kind of restive bestiality only found in Hieronymus Bosch triptychs”
HIT THE FLOOR 9/10 “Sexy, intricate, menacing, haunting, and quite frankly hypnotic – Shield Patterns have arguably released what could be the best electronic album of the year. Even more so, this is possibly one of the best debut albums that has been committed to record in a long, long time”
THE 405 “Dark, brooding, heartfelt minimalism”
Fans of The Shamen and Nicky Minaj, second girl-boy duo on the bill [and 2015 Scottish Album of the Year nominated] ‘Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (aka Mother Ganga, and one quarter of The Cosmic Dead) have entwined minimalist cosmic disco and sultry synthpop with a Gallic twist on their raunchfest of a debut, Apéro.
Opening track ‘Crystal Salutations’ swiftly sets the dimmers down low with a synth-lead and slow Italo build up with reverbed French-Anglo vocals setting the almost horizontal mood for the following five tracks, conjuring up slow BPM gyrations similar to that of minimalist disco demigod, John Forde – but with a Tangerine flavoured psych mothership hovering above.
Nick Herd, The List (https://www.list.co.uk/
Presenting a seamless transition from light to darkness as three very different artists join up their sets into a ritualistic two-hour celebration of one of the most anticipated nights of the Scottish festival calendar.
LIPSYNC FOR A LULLABY
The musical project of Atzi Muramatsu, BAFTA Scotland New Talent award winner 2016 (Composer), Lipsync always provide an other-worldly experience, with classical instruments used instead of guitars, and intricate arrangements bouying up Atzi’s falsetto vocals to evoke the weird space between a dream and a nightmare, anger and mercy. Featuring Tim Vincent Smith of SINK, this set will semi-structured with sections of improvisation.
Asthmatic Astronaut has been released by Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah 45s and has appeared on both volumes of the Stac remixes alongside luminaries such as Bonobo, Blue Daisy and Kid Kanevil. Originally discovered by Japanese label De:jine Records, he went on to tour with the consciously positive live-rap extravaganza Underling, playing with everyone from El-P, Roots Manuva, Mike Ladd and Aesop Rock to DJ Vadim.
‘Blitzkreiging’ (Radar, The Scotsman)
Tongues music has been described as ‘hook laden’, ‘gorgeously grungy’, ‘festival ready electro’, amassing over 1 million plays across Spotify, Youtube & Soundcloud.
‘In the live arena Glasgow four-piece Tongues surpass anything they’ve released on record to date, their sub bass quaking the foundations of the building, their destined-for-greatness electro-pop-like Hot Chip reimagined as a 1970s rock band.’
Regular DECAGRAM contributor, prolific songstress, and pioneer of the bi-polar folk tradition, Rachel ‘Peach’ Anderson treats us to a slew of new songs lamenting the human condition, mammalian relationships plus …dirty sex talk.
The video shown is Peach’s full collaborative set from DECAGRAM’s inaugural concert at the Queen’s Hall in 2013.
‘I’d place them in the avant-garde sub-genre of Carnival-Circus-Pop. It was all thoroughly enjoyable and rather eccentric, swinging between utter mentalness and atmospheric soundscapes in an instant. Definitely one for fans of Animal Collective.’
PYRAMID STAGE AT KELBURN GARDEN PARTY 2016
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