Monday 10th June 2019
+ Woven Entity + Innerstrings DJ & Visuals
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £8.50 + booking fee / £12
Melting Vinyl and Lewes Psychedelic Festival present…
Drawing on sounds outside of the usual pop vocabulary, Vanishing Twin (Fire Records) use forgotten drum machines, home-made electronics, vibraphones, tablas, and harp to invoke the esoteric psychedelia of lost soundtracks, radiophonic experiments and minimal music orchestras.
Vanishing Twin, one of the most exciting young groups in England at the moment, the term is used in dismay on living through a period where borders are being hardened, walls are being built and new
boundaries being needlessly imposed. Band members may come from Belgium, Japan, Italy, France and America but they have all made England their home and, on this album, they are heralds of the much better future that is being rapidly dismantled as we speak. ‘The Age Of Immunology’ – which is sung in all the primary languages of the musicians who made it as well as English – is the soundtrack for those who still believe in the pluralist dream, where the other is embraced and learned from, not isolated and destroyed.
Vanishing Twin is songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, synth/guitar player Phil MFU and visual artist/film maker Elliott Arndt on flute and percussion; and on this album they have made their first artistic statement for the ages.
“…a record that completely defies genre, refusing to be pigeonholed.” The Quietus on ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’
Percussion driven spiritually charged jazz grooves and cosmic investigations.
With a core group of three percussionists and a bass, the Woven Entity quartet includes Lascelle Gordon, formerly with the acid jazz band, The Brand New Heavies. While Gordon doubles up on percussion and electronics, fellow percussionist Patrick Dawes and drummer Paul May stretch their limits by extending their kits to include almost anything that generates a congruent resonance. May has worked with pianist Alexander Hawkins and Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick, as well as working with bassist Peter Marsh who rounds out this quartet.
+ Innerstrings DJ and Visuals