As part of theit Alien Disko tour, Alien Transistor presents a truly inspired tripple bill at the Volksbühne’s Roter Salon this December with Le Millipede whose own eponymously titled album just came out on the label, new discovery Jam Money and local D/B favorite Mimicof.
the band Le Millipede is actually just one guy – who happens to play a whole lot of different instruments with his own two hands. He goes by the name Mathias Götz. Arranging various layers of piano, xylophone and glockenspiel, stylophone, Moog and harmonium, Le Millipede creates minimalist, instrumental pop gems, tracks with an immediate quality that seem rather simple at first listen. In fact, Götz’s recordings are somewhat comparable to the work of French-born, Barcelona-based composer Pascal Comelade, known for his use of toy instruments.
In both cases, there’s a certain childlike quality at work, a very disarming greenness and naïveté. Whereas Comelade often uses toy piano, Götz is particularly fond of the CASIO VL Tone mini-keyboard; and even though most people will associate said instrument with Trio’s “Da Da Da” single, Götz actually considers it a nod to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Arvo Pärt, and Moondog.
Jam Money is an pen collaboration between two men with a shared aesthetic vision: Mat Fowler, Kevin Cormack. Mark-making. Subtlety. Nuance. The ensuiing music is full of sweeps and swoops, waxes and wanes. It is transportive, playful, inventive and joyful. Shared aesthetic vision. Looking. Listening. Their beautiful album Blowing Stones was released last year of Spillage Feterecords and Aimée Henderson provided the fabulous painting that is the album cover artwork. The reult is meditative and magica to the very end.
MimiCof a.k.a. midori hirano is a Japanese musician, composer, sound artist and producer, born in Kyoto and now based in Berlin, stems across a diverse range of genres and cultures. At the age of five Midori started learning the piano and this trigged what was to later see her study classical piano at university. Therefore her productions are based around the use of traditional instrumentation such as the piano or strings, but yet her works are so diverse and eclectic mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing or field recordings. For her itʼs not about creating music in its traditional forms or cliché, but about playing, mixing and finding new ways of presenting music.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Alien Transistor Night w/ Le Millepede, Jam Money and Mimicof
Monday, 14th December 2015 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte