Inverted Grim-Mill Recordings Presents:
In 2008, Woven Skull first began playing together in a house owned by two of the members and located at the foot of Sheemore (a hill where two factions of fairies clash in an annual battle) in the empty sparse countryside of northwest Ireland. These atmospheric surroundings helped to forge their music which has been described as "minimal, repetitive, distorted, ugly and beautiful in one". The trio spent several years experimenting with combinations of instrumentation, household objects, kitchen utensils, seashells, footsteps, chimes, recordings of cats purring and frogs mating while developing a sound that after a recent set was described as "a Turkish Velvet Underground".
Within the group, song writing is split equally between Aonghus on densely propulsive guitar and Natalia on distorted mandola. The riffs Natalia composes are seeped deep in the Ukrainian lullabies and superstitions that surrounded her as a child and those that Aonghus writes stem from his past musical projects that span from harsh noise to improv. These are glued together by the endless cyclical rhythms created by Willie and inspired by the sounds he encounters as he walks the boggy lanes that surround his home: from syncopated cattle calls to the beating wings of bats in the night to the creaking of trees as they push against each other in the wind.
Woven Skull have recorded in dark haunted woods, beside bottomless lakes, and in attics of abandoned houses. Their upcoming LP, "Lair of the Glowing Bantling" is their first studio album and captures a sound that's more in line with their live performance than past releases which have been a mix of lo-fi practice tapes, outdoor recordings and segments from collaborative sets.
Sophie Cooper is a West Yorkshire based musician influenced by psychedelic pop, weird noise and drone, whose main interest is in experimenting with conventional song writing. Cooper's music is written to reflect her life and more often that not is inspired by the people around her. The songs have a dreamlike quality, with sounds and vocals drifting in and out of clarity. Cooper has been making music since her early teens and has been in a string of acts including Cooper Jones and Leopard Leg.
CORE OF THE COALMAN
Hailing from the Czech Republic, Jorge Boehringer's performances as Core of the Coalman normally include conventional instruments such as viola and harmonica, as well as feedback-driven yodel triggers, descending tympanic pressures implying sexual interface, and extended upwardly-mobile Carnasitic arrays, with ornaments. Core of the Coalman has been featured on all kinds of concert programs from power electronics and noise performances to small gallery events and on major art festival performances such as Impakt Festival (presented by Kraak) and Colour Out of Space (presented by Chocolate Monk).
Monday 8th of June 2015
The Old Police House
Poster by Holly Magdalene Scott