vrijdag 14 april 2017

Sun, April 16: Horse Lords / Cloud Becomes Your Hand / Glorias Navales

Sandwich Island
presents: ecstatic and singular live music from the US and Chile.


doors: 20.00 / start: 20.30 | presale €6
location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam

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HORSE LORDS (us / northern spy)
Grafting the relentless repetitions of modern minimalism onto the propulsive engine of rock and roll, Horse Lords create ecstatic music driven by dueling West African polyrhythms that curve endlessly past one another. This Baltimore quartet are currently one of the leading forces in the American DIY scene. Saxophonist / percussionist Andrew Bernstein, bassist/synthesist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Gardner, and drummer Sam Haberman, employs arcane tuning systems to achieve their otherworldly harmonies, made possible by guitars refretted by Gardner. The result is at once stark and lush, tightly interwoven and threatening to fly apart, making their live performances spellbinding and utterly thrilling affairs.

CLOUD BECOMES YOUR HAND (us / northern spy)
Like visions from a 3D comic book, color fantasies explode in the vivid sound of Cloud Becomes Your Hand. CBYH is a Brooklyn-based sextet that can be placed in the lineage that links the BBC Radiophonics Workshop to the happy goofing of Syd-­era Pink Floyd, Devo to the collage-­happy Elephant 6 Recording Company, and Cardiacs to They Might be Giants. CBYH are purveyors of psych-­pop of the highest order, delivered in a kinetically singular dialect of the musical language of fun.

Glorias Navales is a band based in Viña Del Mar, Chile. They combine local folk traditions and paganism with a post- Velvet Underground aesthetic. Imagine the likes of Lou Reed, John Cale and Violeta Parra (a famed pioneering Chilean songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist) together doing late night acoustic lo-fi trance jams in the rural splendour of Chile.

maandag 3 april 2017

Thu, April 13: VROOOM #48

Thursday, April 13:


– ZOO (id | feat. Rully Shabara / SENYAWA)
– GUESS WHAT (fr/uk)
– DIALOGUE FOR ONE – Friso van Wijck / Gonçalo Almeida (R'dam)

location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 21:00 / entrance: €6

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We're thrilled to host the Indonesian experimental rock pioneers Zoo on their first European tour. The volcanic sound of this Yogyakartan band is propelled by two drummers, and Rully Shabara from the mighty Senyawa - Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi. Anyone who witnessed Senyawa at Vrooom fest in 2014 should take note. We recently saw Graham Mushnik perform with the Anatolian psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım & Grup Simsek and we're curious to see what his other band Guess What has on offer in a live setting. On top of all this we have the premiere of Friso van Wijck's new composition.

ZOO (id | yogyakarta)
Zoo are from the city Yogyakarta which was long considered the center of traditional Javanese culture. Formed in 2005 as heirs of their city's vibrant history, Zoo first emulated the most radical work of various Japanese groups released in the late 80s and early 90s (think Boredoms, Ruins, Melt Banana). On their first EP "Kebun Binatang" (2007), Zoo still played fast-paced, noisy music similar to the above mentioned bands, but with their subsequent full lengths "Trilogi Peradaban" (2009) and "Prasasti" (2012), they've carved out a sound of their own; a crossover between post-punk, experimental rock and noise, traditional percussion and elements of Balinese trance ceremonies. Zoo is propelled by two drummers and also features the inventive vocal power of Rully Shabara, who is known for his work with Senyawa. Zoo is among the true pioneers of Indonesian noise rock experimentation, don't miss them on their first tour through Europe!
• Rully Shabara – vocals, rebana, djembe, synths
• Bhakti Prasetyo – bass
• Ramberto Agozalie – drums
• Dimas Budi Satya – drums, custom percussion


GUESS WHAT (fr/uk)
Since their formation in 2005, the French/English duo Guess What have been touring Europe extensively with their instrumental cosmic grooves. Graham Mushnik and Luke Warmcop are inspired by astronomy, the Space Age, ancient philosophers, 60’s/70’s B-movies, and the sounds of the Middle-East. The masked pair have released three albums that tap into a broad range of influences. Guess What's sound can be best compared with soundtracks that remind us of Francois de Roubaix, Ennio Morricone, Secret Chiefs 3 and others, but their music can hold its own. Warmcop and Mushnik also founded Catapulte Records with Juste Voyant, with whom they play in other bands (Pissinboy, L’Orchestre du Montplaisant). Mushnik just released a belter of a record with Anatolian Psych-Pop sensation Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek. All the more reason to keep an eye on this lot.
• Graham Mushnik – organ, synths, melodica
• Luke Warmcop – drums, percussion, trumpet


DIALOGUE FOR ONE – Friso van Wijck / Gonçalo Almeida (R'dam)
'Dialogue for one' is one of the newest pieces written by drummer/composer Friso van Wijck, for double bass, electronics and tape ('tape' as in pre-recorded digitized soundfiles anno 2017). The composition will be performed by local (double)bass honcho Gonçalo Almeida.


This event is made possible with kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.