Greg Pope & Gert Jan Prins (NO/NL) "Light Trap"
Experience a crunching collision of light and dark, an enveloping clash of aural and visual pleasures and a pain that, by pushing your senses to their limits, bears transcendent powers. Tenacious vapours of fog, grainy bursts of light, abrasive noise, flashing strobes, a wall of guitar amps, sputtering film projectors and blackened drones all add up to pure sonic and optical overload. Steven O'Malley prevails as mastermind and maven of drone sound that verges on extreme black metal and takes the audience on a disembodying journey. In KTL, his sub-metal riffs of haunting dark energy find their perfect counterpart in the spiky digital noise manipulations of Editions Mego founder, Pita. Greg Pope and noise musician Gert-Jan Prins transform the concert space, as much as mental space, through a brutally reductive, physical treatment of film material. From initial darkness they evoke a violent rush of sound and light.