Line-up /RyAT, Mataniu, Segment
Broken Yolk and VanCartier invite you to explore the human voice and the warmth of the machine.
For the first time ever in London multi-instrumentalist, live electronics artist and angel-voiced composer RYAT will be showing why she was signed up by Reason to push their music software to its limits. Experimental but immediately engrossing and enjoyable, this Philadelphian can sing like a breathy Morcheeba, a heartbroken Joanna Newsom or a defiant Regina Spektor. Using loose jazz drum patterns, electronic basslines and computer textures she creates looping, dream-like songs to get lost dancing inside.
Following her, north London’s Mataniu is the sound of a twinkling collision as 1920s Josephine Baker drifts down the street and meets the modern beat from a passing car. Taking her name from a coastal town in Papua New Guinea, this 20-year-old’s words are as spiritual as her looks and her electronic waltzes shimmer with synthetic sounds and psychedelic storytelling.
Topping the occasion, Segment delve deeper into the love-affair between man and charity shop contraptions as they drench their nostalgic guitar-driven songs in junkyard electronics to thicken the atmosphere with a rough edge derived from rave. The three-piece swap guitars, bass, drum machine and laptop duties as they sing their way through an eclectic set of ditties for the dancefloor.
Free before 9pm, £4 after, Broken Yolk DJs spinning ‘til late.
Pangea Project, 72 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6XS.
Hear music all the artists, more banter about singing over beats and a ruck of good records by wrapping your ears round the Listening In Tongues podcast at http://shadowplayboys.podbean.com