D/B Recommended: The Sound of Bristol w/ Matt Elliott, Zun Zun Egui & Antoni Maiovvi @ Kater Holzig Berlin | Wednesday, 14.03.2012

Matt Elliott’s Songs Trilogy is over, A new chapter entitled ‘The Broken Man’ is about to open and is the most delicate of his albums to date. The angry noise has all but abated, making way for more fragile melodies and a more subtle approach to intensity to immerse the listener.

Ideally listened to in total darkness to discover the hope hidden deep within the guitars, voice, choirs, bells, ethereal trumpets, the howl of the dog beneath the skin, in the sincerity of the music. Inspired by the ghosts of European folk music, the voice often resigned but always expressive.

‘The Broken Man’ is an album to be discovered gradually over many listens, and with each one a new depth is surrendered until one can appreciate the panorama in it’s entirety. Each track is an invitation to explore one mans analysis of his own descent reflecting the frustrations and sadness that touch us all at some point.

Matt Elliott | Gloomy Sunday

Formed in the libertine and verdant undergrowth of Bristol’s cultural side streets, Zun Zun Egui started out playing up and down the UK to hardcore and party crowds ready to be let loose by music.

They self-released a limited editon CD-R and then, on the back of a snowballing word-of-mouth live reputation, started to be invited to play shows all over the world at festivals, squat cafes, hotel lobbies, art centres and other unlikely spaces.

Zun Zun Egui have dreamt up their debut album proper, and it’s one to savour.  Recorded in the Welsh wilds and produced by bassist Luke Mosse, ‘Katang’, has been released on Bella Union/Yep Rock in autumn 2011.

Everything about “Katang” emits a weird, kinetic and contagious energy that could only have come from these four individuals coalescing as personalities and players, carving out an intuitive musical lexicon that, whilst far removed from rock’s lingua franca, finds its own way to connect on a direct and universal level.

Antoni Maiovvi’s career began with a quite frankly amazing lie. In reality Maiovvi is not an original Italo producer from the 1980s come back to reclaim his crown, but a project started at the end of 2006 by composer Anton Maiof to explore a world made of synth pop, hi-nrg and horror soundtracks.

Musically, Maiovvi takes as many cues from John Carpenter and Goblin as he does from Italian Electro and San Francisco Hi-NRG right through experimental electronics and Krautrock. In short Antoni Maiovvi makes epic Italo Horror Disco for the girls, the gays, the muslims and the jews, the prissy, the sick, kings, queens, the rich and the poor.

The Sound of Bristol: Matt Elliott, Zun Zun Egui & Antoni Maiovvi  LIVE
presented by Byte FM, amSTARt, Kater Konzerte, heléne Tippex and puschen

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 | 20:00 CET
Kater Holzig | Michaelkirchstr. 23 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte

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