Nhkyx, Vhs Head, Mat Steel, Mdx, Skeksi
This saturday night in LEEDS!
A rare chance to hear some legendary electronic music artists from around the world performing live in a relaxed and intimate venue with a great sound system. (6k D&B)
If you are planning on coming down already please invite your friends.
I hope you can make it down ... music starts at 10PM and will finish whenever it is finished.
send me a message if you want to be added to the guaranteed entry guest list at reproduct1on(at) gmail(dot) com - as the venue is very small and it may get full up.. cheers
" NHK yx is the solo project of Kouhei Matsunaga, one half of the deadly Japanese production duo NHK with Toshio Munehiro (you may remember their two recent-ish 12"s of ascetic techno for Raster-Noton and Important Records). Having released his debut album on Mille Plateaux yonks ago, Matsunaga has since collaborated with Merzbow and, more recently, with Mika Vainio and Autechre's Sean Booth on last year's terrific Telepathics Meh In-Sect set. His new LP for Skam (who seem to be enjoying something of a renaissance in the wake of that VHS Head album) is an absolute delight, taking his deep roots in hip-hop and hardcore techno as the starting point for 19 productions that are ESSENTIAL for the advanced beat-freaks among you. It opens pensively with '2ndplus' a low-slung, Kaman Leung-esque drumscape, but by the time the swinging, decidedly Drexciyan '190_Pass' drops it's obvious that NHK yx's vision is even more expansive than that. 'Perfectchange' sounds like ghetto-tech reverse-engineered for the sound art crowd, while '475' is blistering computer funk, cushioned by collagen-pumped bass and a rhythm somewhere between Cologne schaffel and Rustie-style electro skank. On '543', Shed-esque rave chords run things to the warehouse zone, while '474' cruises through the grey industrial zone be'tween DJ Stingray and Autonomic d'n'b. Anyway, what's interesting about this album is that it feels like it's paying heartfelt tribute to electronic dance music's tropes even as it s