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Mental Alaska, Ke 12.11, klo 18-22

Kirjoitettu: 10.11.2008


HIRVITALO, Hirvikatu 10
Keskiviikko 12.11. klo 18-22
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+ dj art barf-uncle




Vocalist of kraut legends Embryo, occasional No Neck Blues Band-
member, uses his unique vocal abilities to create relations between
sounds that you would never expect. Playing the keyboard in an almost
random way, but with a superb feel for space and time, Mïk makes
these totally free sounds connect and form a strong and logical
composition. His performances stay fresh and exciting, always pushing
himself to find that place where everything is possible. Sometimes
awkward, sometimes hilarious, sometimes genius but always inspiring
and amazing.




Afonso Simões is a Portuguese born musician mainly working with
drumsand percussion, his solo project Phoebus focuses on synthesizers
and electronics, combining acoustic sounds with synthesized pulses
and patterns. Drummer and founding member of the now defunct free-
rock duo Fish & Sheep, which recorded several cd-r’s and one lp
“Double Banana”. Simoes has also been a live member of the Matt
Valentine & the Bummer Road band in Europe, performing at the All
Tomorrows Parties Festival, Nightmare Before Xmas. Last year he
joined the band Gala Drop, and has recently jammed live with Manuel
Mota, Mayo Thompson, Rafael Toral and Helena Espvall.




These two in Amsterdam living Germans, Johann and Hannah, have been
making the Amsterdam scene thrive again by organizing concerts, art-
shows and making books, prints and releasing tapes and cds on the
Stenze Quo label. Cotopaxi is the playful project between the two
where they use found sounds, modified (toy) instruments, tapes and
electronics to create compositions ranging from the elektro acoustic
to emotional trance, with great sensitivity for dynamics and balance.
Their approach is warm and positive resulting in a ‘good times’ feel
that will leave a smile in the hearts of the listener, so in their
own way they are making the world a better place.




Besides organizing shows in Den Haag under the Helbaard name and
running the label Silver Ghosts, Manuel Padding has been taking on
the alter ego of Matt Hooper”. “Whale Voodoo survivor” Matt Hooper
has been entering the ocean in shark proof cages for most of his
professional career, trying to become one with creation by
confronting the arch enemy of hope and life personified in the Great
White Shark, who’s rows of teeth and age old brute force make every
trip down a rebirth, this is the moment to find your voice and
embrace the light, forget all there is and transcend…”