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    ... 6 JUNE 2004 – SCALA | LONDON ... [no.signal] and Eat Your Own Ears present the unique UK date of: M A T M O S ~ an exclusive ‘CIVIL WAR’ performance
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2004
      6 JUNE 2004 � SCALA | LONDON

      [no.signal] and Eat Your Own Ears present the unique UK date of:

      M A T M O S ~ an exclusive �CIVIL WAR� performance
      also performing:

      THE WIRE Sound System

      Doors 7.00pm | Tickets: �13.50 (adv)

      www.ticketweb.co.uk |
      www.wayahead.com, T.�0870 120 1149 NME Ticket Line T. 0870 1 663 663
      Rough Trade, Covent Gd (WC2H T. 0207 240 0105) and Talbot Road (T.
      0207 229 85 41)

      Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL
      Kings Cross Station/Buses: 30,73,214,10,17,45,46 |

      http://nosignal.sonomu.net | http://www.eatyourownears.com |
      nosignal@... | info@... | 0207 833 2022 |

      :: further info ::

      MATMOS [matador | sf_us]
      http://brainwashed.com/matmos/ | http://www.matadorrecords.com/
      rome performance @ dissonanze festival (www.dissonanze.it) october 03:
      San Francisco-based electronic duo Matmos return to the UK for a rare
      headline of The Civil War performance after its astonishing world
      premiere at last October�s Dissonanze festival in Rome. The one-off
      London appearance will showcase the ingenuity of M.C. Schmidt and Drew
      Daniel, who have built up a reputation for transforming the sounds of
      objects (ranging from plastic surgery, crayfish synapse and cat litter)
      into some of the most adventurous and enjoyable music around. Their
      most recent album, The Civil War, brought medieval instruments into the
      mix, as well as the obscure samples (such as a rabbit pelt), creating a
      m�lange of traditional British music and 19th century Americana,
      spliced together with crisp digital editing techniques. The performance
      also includes video footage from the American Civil War.

      Joining Matmos on stage at The Scala are several of the guest musicians
      who appeared on The Civil War. Mark Lightcap and Steve Goodfriend will
      swell the ranks to a four-piece, being on guitar/horn and drums
      respectively. The two of them also will be appearing on the bill as
      Dick Slessig Combo, along with bassist Carl Bronson. Drew Daniel will
      also be treating us to a portion of his disco/funk/techno side-project
      The Soft Pink Truth. The awesome, Planet-Mu signed, Leafcutter John
      will be snipping his way onto the Scala stage, and with music from The
      Wire Magazine�s very own sound system and a short set of Yaxu Paxo�s
      live code-based techno, the night looks set to be legendary.

      Matmos provide a unique and unusual stage performance, using live
      samples, improvisation, props, and videos, plus whatever is at their
      disposal, all manipulated in mesmerizing and mysterious ways. Matmos
      have toured with Bjork, Lesser, The Rachel�s and Labradford, shared
      stages with Terry Riley and Wire, and were invited to play the now
      postponed Throbbing Gristle reunion shows at Camber Sands.

      : press releases

      �Matmos are probably the most resourceful sound sculptors in
      contemporary music.� Philip Sherburne � The Wire

      "By turns unsettling and funny, The Civil War is an album that defies
      categorization.� Few musicians can really claim to be seriously pushing
      at the boundaries of modern music.� To Matmos, however, it's second
      nature." Fiona Sturges, The Independent

      "Embarking on a joyous smash'n'grab across the last, er, 410 years of
      popular music, 'The Civil War' overflows with humour and humanity" Tim
      Jonze � NME

      Leafcutter John [planet-mu | london_uk]
      Further info: http://leafcutter.33-rpm.net

      John Burton) has been defined as �one the bourgeoning stars of
      post-electronica� (Tony Herrington, The Wire). �The Housebound Spirit�,
      John�s 3rd and latest album released on Planet-Mu Records in 2003, was
      featured in The Wire Magazine�s top 50 records of 2003.

      John has played at festivals throughout Europe. Last year�s highlight
      being headlining the dis.lab show (part of the dissonanze festival) in
      Rome � where he premiered his �electric breasts�, a remarkable
      performance interface.

      : press releases
      �Within the first 40 seconds of 'The Housebound Spirit', Leafcutter
      John (Burton) manages to assemble the kind of complex, suggestive
      soundscape that most producers working in the field struggle to deliver
      once during an entire album�. [Chris Sharp - The Wire]

      �Fragments of sound hang together with the inviolable conviction of a
      fine haiku�. Interview by Rob Young � [The Wire, September 2003]

      Yaxu Paxo [slub | london_uk]

      Gut-wrenching techno messing with a programmer's mind pre-occupied with
      computer code. Somehow the music got messed up with the code, the
      structure of the code describing the movement of sound. Yaxu (aka Alex
      McLean) is one founder member of a new movement called TOPLAP, a crew
      writing and manipulating code during live performance. You see the
      programmer play live, the same as you see a guitarist play live � the
      process is brought back to the fore. Must see experience. He has
      performed in various electronic music and software art festival
      including last year�s Rome�s dis.lab and dissonanze and at London�s
      Planet-Mu night at Electrowerz alongside Leafcutter John. He has won
      various software art prizes including the Transmediale prize in 2002.

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