Friday 7th February 2020
+ Linden Pomeroy
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee / £12 on the door
Melting Vinyl & Lewes Psych Fest present GRIMM GRIMM
We are extremely excited to bring back Koichi Yamanoha back after playing a memorising set at Lewes Arms during the last Lewes Psych Fest.
London-based singer-songwriter experimentalist Koichi Yamanoha has been operating under the guise of Grimm Grimm since 2013. The project is an outlet for his fragile, otherworldly forays into baroque folk, futurist lyricism and electroacoustic oddities. Born in Tokyo, Yamanoha’s first solo record, ‘Kazega Fuitara Sayonara’, was released in late 2014 via Kevin Shields and Charlotte Marionneau’s Pickpocket Records / Honest Jon’s. This was followed up with his debut album, ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’, on ATP Recordings in 2015. His sophomore album, ‘Cliffhanger’ was released in June 2018 and it has been in the process of development since, capturing the intimate confessions, which have made Yamanoha’s live performances both tender and intense at the same time.
Baroque folk, futurist lyricism and electroacoustic oddities characterize this new experimental work. There are opaque, semi-conscious pop deconstructions such as ‘Afraid‘ or ‘Take Me Down to Coney Island’ as well as daydream songs such as ‘Ballad of a Cell Membrane‘ comparable to the sonic fragility of Syd Barrett‘s later recordings and the cosmic folk leanings of Vashti Bunyan.
“Vast Baroque landscapes are painted with quirky drum loops and translucent dream journal poetics, while the general atmosphere is conduced by layers of reverberated guitars. The result is a tender and engaging listen that evokes images of a turquoise dawn heaving with a sorrowful mist.” Louder Than War
West Sussex musician and sound artist Linden Pomeroy will be bringing his luscious ambient inventiveness to this show as support for Grimm Grimm. Linden applies field recordings, tapes, voice and treated guitars into compositions from expansive drones, to delicate ambient ballads.
‘All sonic matter is reduced to its most primitive, homogenous form.’ ATTN: magazine