Seminal New York ensemble ZS, in the immediate aftermath of their critically acclaimed album ‘Xe’, is developing a new record of material and fostering a series of exciting collaborations. ZS’ new work is predicated on their ‘near telepathic’ group playing, developed during years of hard touring. New collaborations with Arto Lindsay, visual artist Tauba Auerbach, and director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte in addition to continued collaborations with in-house projectionist Laura Paris. ZS is currently planning the roll out of a new record, and of all these collaborations.
LEAF KICKERS create some intense chemistry, jumping from slightly muted, calmer interludes to fully blown out, chaotic maelstorm further propelled by maniacal drum patterns, that follow each other like a late Autechre (late, as in Untilted late) jam rewritten for drums and guitar. Clusters of seemingly chaotic guitar notes range from somewhat pastoral (like a distant cousin of Tortoise) to aggressively distorted and mangled, channeling a slightly less amplified Keiji Haino at his finest – although even more random and unpredictable.
ZS + Leaf Kickers at Schokoladen
2.2.2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Schokoladen | Ackerstrasse 169/170 | 10115 Berlin