Thursday 12th January 2023
Max Rompler + Emma Papper + Johanna Bramli (DJ)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £20 + booking fee / £24 on the door
Melting Vinyl presents: Plaid + Max Rompler + Emma Papper + Johanna Bramli (DJ)
Komedia Main Space, Brighton
12th January 2023
£20 + booking fee
£24 on the door
14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Forging ever bolder and emotive paths through electronic music, Plaid are set to release their 11th studio album ‘Feorm Falorx’’ on November 11th via Warp Records. The innovative duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner have been expanding the realm of electronic music as Plaid since they diverged from trio The Black Dog in the early 90s. Plaid stand alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre and Nightmares on Wax as mainstays of the Warp label as it reached its 30th anniversary, celebrating achievements in music like few others.
Their adventurous and playful approach has taken them to working with Björk and drawing comparisons to fellow collaborators Mark Bell, Arca, Haxan Cloak and more recent Releases by Skee Mask and Daniel Avery. They’ve worked with the London Sinfonietta, the Southbank Gamelan Players, composed for Felix’s Machines robotic sculptures, and soundtracked events as diverse as reindeer migration in northern Europe to a level in popular platformer Little Big Planet 3. In a live capacity their show straddles both a contemporary and club capacity, able to pack venues from Sydney Opera House and Southbank to Bloc and Berghain.
Speaking about the first single, Plaid explain: “Skeletal ballad, C.A., arriving from the Feorm at Falorx, propels us into a misty, 4am ghost-dance. Its miniature micro pulses have electric support from Mason Bee and a Falorxian plasma choir guiding us to the dawn.”
Max Rompler uses a wide array hardware to extract uncommon sounds and rhythms from electronic machines. His set will include a visual collaboration with Innerstrings.
Emma Papper is a Brighton-based solo electronic artist specialising in experimental, ambient, dance inspired music, with visuals from Chris (Midi Error). To date as a solo artist she has produced 5 solo albums and 4 EPS!
Johanna Bramli is a sound artist, one half of motorik electronic pop band Fröst, co-founder of the all-female noise/feedback choir The Larsens and a composer. Bramli will be joining this exquisite lineup spinning tunes between sets and keeping the electronica vibe flowing.