As a release event for his new record Idioal Oifrmech on Gestell Scald Rougish will perform a live concert of his dark ambient experimental sound at Spektrum in Neukölln this June. Also performing on the evening will be Faru, whose sublime ambience reflects moods and textures discovered in the natural kingdom.
There is in Chris Douglas’ Dalglish an elusive spot that resists pinpointing, an articulation on the trajectory from here to there, from point of origin to target. There is in his productions a dense, dot-like point scattered with cells.Douglas started in San Francisco, where he held ambient techno parties with Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum), and in 1992, he released his first 12” titled ‘Basilar’ as O.S.T. while residing in Detroit. There, he learned from and formed close ties to ‘Mad’ Mike Banks (Underground Resistance) and James Stinson (Drexciya).
Several years later Douglas returned to San Francisco releasing titles for Phthalo and Isolate, among others, in addition to the dance-hostile ‘Seimlste’ 2 x LP on his Qlipothic label. In 2001, he supported Autechre as O.S.T. for their ‘Confield’ tour, and in 2003, was selected by Autechre to perform at ATP 3.0, in Camber Sands. Since then, Douglas has been based in Berlin. In between lines other names occur – Dalglish, Seaes, Scald Rougish – covering what was not mentioned.
Chris Douglas’ Dalglish is very personal and his Ge-stell debut ‘Dorcha Aigeann’ carries with it a range of meaning and complication. His compositions render bright, brittle passages, allowing for exploration of fatigue and fracture in digital signal processing techniques. These tracks are entangled into a web of splintering percussive patterns, arrhythmic textures and amorphous forms, titled in an asymmetrical variant of Scots Gaelic. In 2015, Dalglish toured the West Coast with Brandon Nickell and Cameron Shafii, returning to the United States for the first time in over a decade.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1941456689 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Faru is a Berlin-based musician, designer and explorer Fabian Ruf. He crafts Drone and Ambient music from his nature recordings from around the world. His works have been described as a natural orchestra in a dream-like manner. Exploring movements of nature, noise and harmonics. Faru recently celebrated the release of his latest album Through Darkness Comes Light on the Silent Season label and will showcase material from this record during the performance at Spektrum,
Scald Rougish and Faru LIVE
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 24th June 2017 | Doors 19:30 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln