22 April 2015

Occii vs Haperende Mens #1: Low Jack, Aun & more

Occii, Amsterdam


AUN (can) + BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT (fr, High Wolf) + LOW JACK (live set – L.I.E.S – The Trilogy Tapes ) + MARTIJN COMES & DJ CHIFF CHAFF

‘Blending the elements of psychedelic, ethnic industrial & cosmic shoegaze’.

Occii vs Haperende Mens – concert series #1
22 April 2015
Locatie: Occii, Amsterdam.
Amstelveenseweg 134

OCCII, Amsterdam en Haperende Mens presenteren een reeks concerten met nadruk op de door Haperende Mens uitgezetten lijn (Haperende Mens festival september 2014). We zoeken opnieuw de muzikale grenzen op en mede gestimuleerd door het onorthodoxe programmeren van het Occii podium gaan we daarbij nog een stap verder. De ontregeling en het experiment staan centraal, de eigenzinnigheid van de muzikanten is daarbij vanzelfsprekend!

Bij dit ‘Kick Off’ event #1 is de fascinerende drone psychedelia van het nieuwe album van Black Zone Myth Chant live te beluisteren. (side project van High Wolf, eerder te gast op het HM festival). Tevens de donkere ambient-psychedelia van het Canadese AUN, en de presentatie van overtuigend nieuw werk van electro-acoustic’s producer Martijn Comes. Met een live set van de onconventionele Franse industrial techno producer Low Jack wordt de avond plezierig ontregelend afgesloten.

Industriële esthetiek, techno experiment, ambient drone, psychedelica and far beyond. ‘Een massive Zone Music line up!’

AUN (Can) : ‘ Their music melts the boundaries between psychedelic, ambient, shoegaze, industrial and cosmic music into a unique pulsing glitch and gaze aura. Their performance includes video artworks by Julie.’

Cosmic industrial duo AUN, forge their ambient-psychedelia, into a glitchy, pulsing, waking dream experience.
This Montreal power couple, have performed 150+ concerts, in over twenty countries, at such key events as Mutek, FIMAV, Roadburn, Phobos, Wave Gothic, Heart of Noise. Their critically acclaimed discography of over 15 albums, ep’s and splits, on top avant-garde labels such as: Alien8 Recordings (Canada), Cyclic Law (Canada), Important (USA), Denovali (Germany), Conspiracy (Belgium), Drone (Germany), has earned them a solid ever growing international following.
The duo have recently completed two new albums, including a collaborative effort with noted french turntablist Philippe Petit (Lydia Lunch, Murcof) and a return to their home base at Cyclic Law records, intitled ‘FIat Lux’.Martin Dumais: guitars, bass, organ, synthesizers, percussion, visuals
Julie Leblanc: synthesizers, theremin, percussion, vocals, visuals

LOW JACK (F) :Een live set preview van zijn nieuwe album ‘Sewing Machine’ (Release Mei 2015):

What used to be called industrial music by those on the radical fringes of ’80s post-punk is surfacing again in the techno sphere and beyond. French producer Low Jack (aka Philippe Hallais) now seizes control over this rich heritage. His goal is not to take it back to basics and produce something you’ve already heard, but to take classic industrial aesthetics to the next level, extending the trance experience using raw, sharp and rough sounds.

Earned a reputation for his uniqueness,  one foot in club culture, the other in abstract experimentation.
On one side,  the influence of Bunker Records’ acid-industrial years, sinusoidal blasts by Pan Sonic, Cristian Vogel’s shifted techno, and esoteric grooves by George Issakadis, plus Dancemania records and assorted other ghetto house, East Coast hip-hop, and funk leftovers. On the other side, bullet-shaped noise music, ethno-shamanic trance, punk improvisations, post-industrial ambient, drone and power electronics.
You’re bound to hear anything but tiny and conventional club music. A personal rhythmic frenzy, mostly designed for introspective and deep listening, drawing their magic from the master’s deep Central American roots. Obsessive rhythms, the rumbling sounds of an aircraft, venomous and helicoid frequencies: Low Jack’s music seems to have less to do with techno than a primitive and organic trance, where Afro-Cuban polyrhythms replace the metronomic beat.

BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT (F) : (High Wolf side project), heeft een nieuw album ‘Mane Thecel Phares’  Februari 2015

French drone/psych producer High Wolf, whose Black Zone Myth Chant side project’s album ‘Mane Thecel Phares’ album is tantalizingly described as an “exceptional slab of squashed, Afro-centric psychedelia”, consisting of polyrhythms, slowed-down vocals and, of course, lashings of drone, with influence from Sun Ra, DJ Screw and Vox Populi. Incredible Deep fried head music direct from the dome of Black Zone Myth Chant It’s gotta be the most fugged-out, abstract hip hop/drone.


Martijn Comes is a Dutch composer specialized in new media, sound design and electro- acoustic composition. He graduated at the academy for Digital Communications in 2004.
Comes’ music is diverse and goes from ambient soundscapes to technoid dance music to classical compositions. On this album he seems to search for a mixture of all of these delivering a rather special sound which finds its way between cosmic space sounds and abstract rhythms.”   

“A good experimental and contemporary mix of ‘abrasive’ noise with underlying synths, choral style pad work, glitched/timestretched beats and percussive elements. I imagine it sitting well alongside music from Cristian Vogel & Jon Hopkins, with the more experimental side of Oneohtrix Point Never.”

“With Infinite Spaces and Beyond from Martijn Comes, IO Sound continues its string of stellar, ground breaking releases. Anyone looking to bring some new vibrancy into their listening oughta check this release out.”

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Starts at: 19:30

Tickets: €7

Occii, Amsterdam

Amstelveenseweg 134


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