ORGAN THING OF THE DAY – PURE EVIL, CHROME HOOF in Hackney, CHARLES HAYWARD in Lewisham…
Haring? Warhol? What’s Pure Evil doing? All in the eyes? Evil eyes? Artist, pop artist? Street artist? London-based artist Pure Evil seems to have enter the year by playing with images of what you might call iconic artists, part of Mr Evil’s ongoing nightmare series. You can explore more of the nightmarish work of PURE EVIL the artist via PURE EVIL the gallery .
Here comes some fresh CHROME HOOF eye -candy ahead of their gig in Hackney later this month…..
Tasty new video from CHROME HOOF, maybe more crunchy than tasty, crunchy is tasty isn’t it? Track from the album that came out last October and all that Magma flavoured pump and menace…. You can catch the gloriously strange London outfit in Hackney on the 23rd with support from the legendary Charles Hayward on January 23rd at Oslo Hackney, a tasty looking new venue to witness a crunchy looking band in….
CHARLES HAYWARD is also performing with his new trio Oscilanz this coming Friday January 10th at Lewisham Art House, South London.- also on the bill are HOOFUS and OPEN TUNING, a due featuring Terry Eswards
“OSCILANZ is a new trio formed of Charles Hayward (This Heat, About Group), Ralph Cumbers (Bass Clef, Some Truths) & Laura Cannell (Horses Brawl, LCAB duo).
They came together in 2013 with the intention of interpreting the music of Hildegard Von Bingen, a 12th century nun and mystic, a herbalist and inventor of her own language, who was also a prolific composer of some very beautiful pieces of music.
The group started off using very small fragments, sometimes runs of only 3 or 4 notes, as a basis for improvisations, bypassing any ideas of correct ways of performance and instead connecting with the spirit and magic of the music in a very subconscious and non-verbal way. The melodies took on a life of their own and Oscilanz was born.
Trombone, drums, violin, recorders, voices and electronics all blend together to produce something beguiling and hard-to-pin down. The word Oscilanz is taken from the Lingua Ignota, the language Hildegard invented. It means ‘October'”.
HOOFUS – “based in the undergrowth of rural Norfolk, Hoofus writes and performs electronic music, using visceral ritual rhythms smeared with restless feral yearning and the distant hum of moss covered machinery to express the feelings of living on the borders of ordered civility and untamed wildness, and the uncanny beauty of the intangible, the occult and the arcane seeping through into the post-industrial 21st century world of reason and corporate compliance”.
OPEN TUNING – south east London guitarists Terry Edwards & Holly Victoria Hayes play a gently hypnotic set of acoustic guitar improvisations.