LCDD, Tasos Stamou & Arma Agharta
An evening of extreme sonic presentations, of extreme sounds made with extreme DIY electronics. Spanish circuit bent orchestra LCDD will be leading a fiesta of handmade live electronics, musical cynicism and playful noise, followed by solos of circuit bending master and free improviser Tasos Stamou and Lithuanian sonic performance star Arma Agharta.
When: May 23d @ 20:00 – 23:00
Where: 132 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY
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LCDD (Los Caballos De Düsseldorf) (ES)
One of the very few exclusively circuit bent toy orchestras globally, LCDD from Spain were formed from the ashes of a previous punk band, while the members replaced their traditional rock music instruments by strange toy looking noise machines. LCDD are based in Madrid and spread their obscure live electronica around the globe through their channel of devoted followers, also by a number of physical releases in vinyls and cassettes. They are visiting London for a two-day residency at Cafe Oto and before that they will first introduce their music performance and their unique instrument designs at the Music Hackspace. LCDD have toured throughout Europe, Japan, USA and Mexico performing at festivals such as Sonic Protest in Paris, Bent Festival at the Silent Barn in NYC, Art Basel in Switzerland, at Le Dernier Cri’s Vendetta Festival in Marseille and venues ranging from Pudel in Hamburg, SuperDeluxe in Tokyo to the Antique Toy Museum (MUJAM) in Mexico City.
Band leader Olaf Ladousse, a talented illustrator, musician and instrument designer, is responsible of making all the band’s obscure and unique electronic instruments and interfaces.
TASOS STAMOU (GR)
Tasos Stamou is a senior Music Hackspace Member, a music technologist and an exploratory music performer. He has been presenting his free improvised electronica in venues such as Cafe Oto, Apiary Studios, NOISE=NOISE in London and abroad (Bent Festival NYC, SOTU Festival Lithuania, etc.).
He also has a number of releases of his his music and sound projects through various record labels (Absurd, Kukuruku Recordings, ORILA record, Lal Lal Lal, Linear Obsessional Recordings, etc.)
His current setup consists of circuit bent sound toys and hacked domestic equipment, specially modified to incorporate with an analogue modular synthesizer as parts of the system. Vivid and playful, his music music performance consists of a constant sonic conflict between structured forms and chaotic patterns of live manipulated and hardware hacked electronic equipment.
ARMA AGHARTA (LT)
The sound performances of Arma Agharta span a broad territory between unbridled eruptions of chaotic noise and hypnotic psychedelic rituals. Although his live sound, created by analogue instruments and vintage or modified electronic equipment, formally fits into the familiar shelves of lo-fi, drone, ritual noise etc., it contains many more shamanic elements that are hard to describe yet are perceived instinctively and gutturally. Techno-ritualism, absurd humor and extreme costumes characterize the nature of his performances.
Since 2007, under different conceptual solo projects he did over 150 shows in Canada, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, UK, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech republic and Baltic states. Participated in the festivals: Sonic Circuits (USA), Cocart (Poland), Experi-mental (USA), Sound Around (Russia), Sonic (Denmark), SOTU (Netherlands), Porin Juhlaviikot (Finland), and in all the main Lithuanian festivals: Speigas, Supynes, Menuo Juodaragis, STRcamp, Centras, Dezintegracija, Creature. His music has been released exclusively on limited edition cassettes on Russian and Lithuanian labels.