Demdike Stare, Raime, Blackest Ever Black, (All (dj set)s)
Raime, Demdike Stare and Blackest Ever Black congregate for a second time, to play vinyl records, loudly. You can expect to hear the kind of sounds that inform their own releases, but beyond that there's no policy, no programme, no promises. This is a night for 120 people who want to hear independent and idiosyncratic music from all quarters and all eras, in a basement with a bar. This event sold out last time, so advance ticket purchase is recommended.
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The inaugural, vinyl-centric Before My Eyes took place back in April, offering “no policy, no programme, no promises”. As well as the kind of icky post-punk, industrial and outsider techno we might have expected from the participating DJs, punters were treated to blasts of digital dancehall, oppressive doom metal, eerie musique concréte and beyond – this was a night where Bruno Spoerri traded audio blows with Whitehouse, and John Bender made nice with Steve Albini’s Rapeman, all against a backdrop of unnerving, seductive film projections.
A similarly diverse, exacting selection is expected for session #2 on Thursday 16th August. Once again the location is The Waiting Room, an intimate (120-capacity) intimate basement club in Stoke Newington.