Tonight our good friends Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records-Moving Image will be presenting a selection of video documents from their archives, that reveal a world of ingenious, underground Musicians and Artists. Including a video collaboration with Harappian Night Recordings celebrating the rich psychedelic world of obscure 1960s/70s Asian horror movies, a video profile of the renowned John Fahey/Robbie Basho influenced Guitarist Steffen Basho-Junghans, American modern folk Singer-Songwriter Josephine Foster, Andalusian Guitarist Victor Herrero, performance artists Mamabaer & Kommissar Hjuler and Greek Rembetika duo of Costa and Nero. Expect occasional interactive live musical accompaniment.
Harappian Night Recordings – Holy Thugs and The Death Bat God
A devotional montage of footage mauled up from left over VHS dregs and archive film basted in a sonic cauldron of mashed up psych shitwinders and belly rumblings vomitas by Harappien Night Recordings.
‘In Conversation with… Steffen Basho-Junghans’
Video profile on legendary six and twelve steel string guitarist, highly influenced by John Fayhee’s Takoma Records and his name sake-Robbie Basho. Giving an insight into his decision to take on the Basho name and his unique performance style.
‘In Conversation with… Mamabaer & Kommissar Hjuler’
Mamabaer & Kommissar Hjuler have been simultaneously taking the international underground experimental music scene by storm whilst firmly integrating them self’s into the contemporary art world. An intriguing couple that inspire confusion combined with powerful performances were ever they go. Kommissar Hjuler is policeman by day and porno artist by any other day he gets off, this video attempts to shed some light into their world.
‘In Conversation with… Josephine Foster’
Josephine Foster is a powerful singer songwriter with an unearthly voice capable of transcending the listener into other realms. American in origin she has spent the last few years in southern Spain soaking up flamenco music and almost forgotten Spanish folk songs. Planning to reunite herself with her American roots this video captures her at the tail end of her Spanish excursion.
‘In Conversation with… Victor Herrero’
Victor Herrero is a passionate Spanish guitarist this video sees him reflecting on love, life and skinny palm trees.
‘In Conversation with… Mendrugo’
Never has there been a group of musicians that inspire a sense of such ridicules fun. Taku is a Japanese wood-wind specialist and is the heart of the project. In a short but insightful interview he enables us to glimpse into his world of imagination .
‘Costa & Nero: Relentless Rembetika’
Costa and Nero are a Rembetika duo comprised of Chris Hladowski: Berzouki & Patrick Dowson: Classical Guitar performing lightning fingered classic greek ditties, this video sees them in action across Europe and UK…
Fri 4th Nov, 2011, 20:00 @ Leeds Town Hall 2 – £5.00 / £4.00
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