Not Waving, Marie Davidson
Soup Kitchen are pleased to present a special double bill featuring the woozy analogue electronics of Alessio Natalizia's Not Waving project and Marie Davidson's energetic synthesized pop.
Since 2013, Natalizia has released a number of works, including the murky atmospherics of debut Umwelt, followed the sublime, cassette-only Redacted, the hazy, stargazing experiments of his Human Capabilities album and the ice-cool sci-fi techno of the Intercepts split LP with Pye Corner Audio. Then there's last year's album Animals, that harnesses the wanderlust of Natalizia’s spate of previously released music but dials up the wildness, spitting out a careering sequence of tracks that feel as warped, deep-raved and giddy as a night out in the city they were forged. These are tunes — no, songs — for post-work smash-ups, weekenders and sore commutes.
From the prolific cultural epicenter of Montreal, Marie Davidson has emerged as one of the foremost electronic artists working in contemporary pop today. As a long-time member of Essaie pas (DFA Records, Teenage Menopause) and DKMD (Giallo Disco Records, Fur Trade Recordings), Davidson has had the opportunity to hone her many talents.
She has been participating in the city’s vibrant experimental community for much of her adult life. Davidson’s intimate solo work is embodied through a host of synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines which coalesce in synchronized harmony, punctuated by vocals, half sung, half spoken in both French and English. She masterfully shapes the overall mood, themes, emotion, expression and intensity of her work, which gives the final result a distinctive, cinematic quality. Her live sets are energetic, built for dancing, as audiences become immersed in hypnotic rhythms, absorbed by the tightly sequenced bass lines and engaged by her vocal delivery. Not only will she will spin you a tale, her music will immerse your soul in haunting images of sweet anxiety and glamourous sensuality.