Grind Sight Open Eye

Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

20th Aug – Bo Ningen (London) + Core of the Coalman(Prague, CZ) + Fordell Research Unit

@ Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Bo Ningen

‘If someone in the 1960’s had imagined (‘Space: 1999′ style) what rock and roll would sound like in 2009, Bo Ningen is what they would have heard in their head. The four Japanese Londoners are East Electric Psychedelic (the name gives some idea of what they’re about) at The Cross Kings and it’s the best gig I’ve seen all year. What with the profoundly cool, effortless onstage wig-outs and head-bending james, they are pretty much the consummate psyche band, while at the same time playing an updated J-Rock template that has elements of kraut-rock, metal, hardcore and funk scratched all over it. That might sound messy on paper but live the disorder is wrought into tight riffs that explode into transcendent a-tonal onslaughts without notice. In its obbession with repetition and the twisted patterns of its ungraspable musical narrative, the set has all the appeal of listening to Amon Duul, Can, Melt-Banana or one of the weirder nights at the Dalston Vortex, but they’re the only band around that could capably straddle the words of a dazed double-spread and an ATP stage. It’s a hundred times better than what’s on their myspace page’ -Loud & Quiet




Core of the Coalman

Core of the Coalman(aka Jorge Boehringer, US/CZ, ex-Caroliner) consists of continuity and discontinuity for viola, voice and circuits on the border between order and chaos.. Sonically diverse and sometimes explosive in texture, Core of the Coalman emphasizes the physicality of sound and its psychedelic relationship with our perceptual and environmental mechanics. Experimental in nature, this project has comfortably shared programs with everything from rock bands (from Deerhoof to Skullflower), to power electronics and noise (such as D Yellow Swans and Wolf Eyes), and famed avant-garde figures (like Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, and Ghedalia Tazartes), and has been featured on contemporary classical music concerts as well as in major museums and gallery performances.




Fordell Research Unit


Written by grindsightopeneye

06/07/2009 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Past Events

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