‘brace, brace’ is JULIA REIDY’s soaring Slip return: a dread-tinged incantation unfurling from breath-down-the-neck field recordings, auto-murmured voice, synthetic hum, and irrepressible guitar kinetics. Reidy’s signature 12-string playing – precise, burrowing, rhapsodic – dominates the LP’s outer cuts, framing a plaintive electric centre. Blooms of arpeggiations and desolate strums re-inflect slow-moving pitch sequences; the music feels at once on fire and graceful, inevitable. The LP tours with visuals from SUZE WHAITES. Whaites’ projection environment is built from the coruscant light sources and surface reflections with which her video footage is made, creating mutable vistas at once microscopic and panoramic, domestic and sublime. (Laurie Tompkins)
JESSICA SLIGTER is a musician/composer/producer who mixes crooner and experimental musics in a “noir” conceptual space. Her September release “Polycrisis:yes!” presented a futuristic imagining of collapsed European identity. The WIRE described it as “a terrifying, brilliant album that wails up its desolation at the European catastrophe of our times.” On this occasion, Sligter will present her work with electroacoustic feedback, synthesis, and improvisation.
Julia Reidy / Jessica Sligter
Saturday, 9th March 2019 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:30 CET
KM28 | Karl-Marx-Str 28 | Berlin 12043
Photo © Cristina Marx, Photomusix