The very first of the FRAGMENTS event at ACUD MACHT NEU will take place with a very special guest from Chicago: Matthew Lux. Matthew Lux played in Isotope 217 with members of Tortoise and has been part of the new generation of the best musicians of the 90’s in Chicago alongside with Rob Mazuek, Chad Taylor, Jeff Parker and John Herndon, to name a few.
Matthew enjoyed close working relationships with musical luminaries such as Nobukazu Takemura, Peven Everett, Tranquility Bass, Plush, Azita, Diverse, LeRoy Bach (Wilco), David Hilliard (David Berne) and Sonny Smith. Matthew produced the 2000 s/t album for Boston group Miro, WAOTW for Matt Bauder(482 music) and Amorphic winged for Rob Mazurek.
Other groups include the Chicago Underground Quartet (Thrilljockey) and Mandarin Movie (Aesthetics). An interview of Matthew is featured on the Thrilljockey DVD “Looking for a Thrill”. Lux is featured on screen as well on the soundtrack for John Cusak’s, High Fidelity. He can also be found performing with The Dalius Trio and with Jesse Charboniel on vocals. In recent years he was a member of the bands Iron & Wine, Pharoah Sanders and Rob Mazurek’s Pulsar quartet.
The SPLEEN trio composed of Sam Rouanet , Giovanni Verga and Takeshi Nishimoto will host the night and accompany Matthew Lux. SPLEEN UNDERGROUND MUSIC is a collective project from Berlin. Their music goes everywhere from deep house to experimental free jazz dub music.[vimeo 98927151 w=620&h=300]
SPLEEN is present in different scenes from underground club sounds to experimental improvisational band music. Their style is every style as long as it is underground, soulful and has a warm tone.
With influences that range from 1972-era Miles Davis to early 90s Moodymann, their mission is to bridge these sounds and bring to a universal groove across scenes.
Fragments #1 w/ Matthew Lux (Pulsar Quartet) and Spleen
Wednesday, 29th October 2014 | 21:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu | Veteranenstraße 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte