Mia Zabelka, Zahra Mani & Lydia Lunch have collaborated on the seductively sinister full-length recording of Medusa’s Bed, which was released on Monotype Records in October 2013. Medusa’s Bed fuses Mia Zabelka’s Avant violin stylings to Zahra Mani’s psycho- ambient soundscapes creating an other worldly surround, the perfect illustration for the nocturnal vocals of Lydia Lunch.
Medusa’s Bed is reminiscent of a murder mystery or hypnotic late night radio drama. Evocative and suspenseful, a threat of something devious, sneaking up out of the dark and whispering an invitation to your shadow.
“Linked due to their ability to physically affect the subject, desire and rage, two of those most feral of urges, exist deep in the limitless free-flow of the unconscious. These may be the very excess of all emotions, when all else has been articulated and temporarily spent these twin urges can still spit forth; they exceed simple containment.
Instead they demand like an incessant, raw itch to be scratched again and again, until finally, even under dirty bitten-uneven-nails, the surface gives way, the skin breaks and along the thin trails blood blossoms. But no adequate crust can form; any scab will be picked away. Rather, these urges demand unending physical satisfaction; they work through the body, manifest on and across it: “Bloodlust and Oblivion.” Jack Sargeant
Lydia Lunch’s Medusa’s Bed feat. Zahra Mani + Mia Zabelka
Monday, 16 November 2015 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte