RELEASE SHOW FOR "AJA" RELEASED ON OPAL TAPES MAY 2ND 2018
"Maximal in approach, AJA deploys rhythmic noise, bomb heavy drum machine, convolving vocal utterance and a dedicated hell-scape of field recordings, abrupt sound design and blistering drone. These recordings feel expelled rather than composed, a lashing of energy captured. The unhinged nature of her recorded work is complimented in what are soon becoming legendary live performances wherein the AJA experience is fully realised.
As a collaborator with designer LU LA LOOP, AJA’s sounds have bruised the runway of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week. Her work within the LGBTQ community running workshops in sound art and as an advocate of promoting and increasing the presence of women in electronic music, has seen her work carry throughout Europe and more recently to Brazil. It is in within the context of transgressive art, sexual identity/politic and grass roots teaching that AJA’s work is elevated into a neo-punk.
R.H.G.T. (redhookgrainterminal) is the work of Newcastle based sound artist Jordan Edge.
Edge’s practice communicates the act of listening over time, and listening as a process to develop greater understanding of our environmental and sonic surroundings. In his most recent work, Edge has been experimenting with industrial fans to manipulate the medium through which sound travels, creating reactive sound environments that explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human body. Edge was the recipient of the Seoul (South Korean) Award of Excellence for his most recent installation work, 'Acclimate'. Edge also produces music under the alias Red Hook Grain Terminal with music recently released on Panatype. This performance will be his Newcastle debut.
Drifting into focus like a slow-moving fog, the subliminal and sublime anti-music of Bianca Scout’s new record, Dis-lexia was recently re-issued through Opal Tapes sub-label Beatrice & Annie.
Scout aims to drown pop music in dreaminess. “It’s a bit like coming up from underwater,” she says of her sound. “I guess it kinda does come from a unconscious place...swooping and looping, there’s something about layered voices which really connects me to this world.”
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