Hoog bezoek donderdagavond in Muziekcentrum Kinky Star met twee bands uit de lichtjes legendarische ‘Constellation’ – stal, het Canadese label dat muzikale innovatie al 20 jaar hoog in het vaandel voert. Het platenhuis uit Montreal (Québec) schonk de wereld het fantastische ‘GY!BE’, ‘A Silver Mt. Zion’, ‘Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche’, ‘Fly Pan Am’ (naast vele anderen) en bracht ook werk uit van ‘Tindersticks’ en ‘Vic Chesnutt’.
Woensdag op de affiche: OSB, de nieuwe roepnaam voor ‘1-speed bike’ a.k.a. Aidan Girt, en de sierlijke geluidsgolven van ‘thisquietarmy’. Start: 8.30 p.m.
(1) 20:30H – OSB
(formerly 1-Speed Bike/Gy!be)
1-Speed Bike is the DJ and mobile sound system alter-ego of Aidan Girt, drummer for Montreal-based bands Exhaust and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Making his first appearance remixing tracks on an ancient 12-bit AKAI sampler for Exhaust’s debut record, 1-Speed Bike went on to build a large sample bank sourced from his own live drumming and made a full-length album (Droopy Butt Begone!, with full 16-bit resolution) for Constellation Records in 2000.
He has also moshed things up at numerous street actions and benefits over the years, and went on to release a series of records on Brooklyn Beats. Aidan was a member of the Montreal Bookstore collective and lived in Amsterdam for a while before settling into a cabin in the woods outside Montreal, where he continues to speed things up and slow things down at his home studio.
(2) 21:30H – THISQUIETARMY
Montreal-based experimental guitar drone music project active since 2005. Based on textural & structural elements of ambient/noise, electronic/shoegaze, post-punk/krautrock, black/doom metal.
Thisquietarmy creates an impressive wide range of dynamic soundscapes which oscillates between the beauty of repetitive dreamy minimalism and the heavy suffocation of multi-layered noisescape and industrial beats, as presented in its prolific discography comprising of over 40 releases on more than 25 different labels worldwide – including full-length albums on esteemed labels such as Denovali Records, Aurora Borealis, Consouling Sounds, Shelter Press, three:four Records & Alien8 Recordings, including collaborations with Aidan Baker, Noveller, Syndrome, Year of No Light & more. Close to 500 gigs in 35 countries including appearance at Red Bull Music Academy, Biennale Nemo, Dunk! Festival, Le Guess Who?, Incubate, Amplifest.