Sun Dec 14 8pm
The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne
Maximum Arousal & Alberts Basement present:
OSCAR VINCENTE SLORACH-THORN CD Launch
with ANTHONY GUERRA (Japan)
+ WITNESS GIRL
+ ORANJ PUNJABI
Melbourne artist Oscar, known for his work in Psuche (two bright lakes) has been developing this debut solo album for the past 6 months. He uses digital and analogue means to process sourced sounds and a variety of instruments played with a sense of the grander arrangement. His tape laden textures create rumbling atmospheres of an ethereal nature. The use of tape loops gives a mechanical yet cyclic impression, explaining bodily experiences with an ambiguous language. This is the first artist issue and debut cd release from new Melbourne label Alberts Basement.
Special supports for this evening include Sydney’s prodigal son, guitarist Anthony Guerra straight from Japan. Guerra's performances are stunning - melancholy guitar and disembodied moans of sadness; loner blues of a deeply personal kind. Local acts Witness Girl is Samaan Fieck and Eric Demetriou, two sculpture students turned noise artists. Oranj Punjabi is Fjorn Buttler, hair fetishist turned tape glutton.
COME AND BEGIN YOUR NEW DIRECTION!!!!
Dec 28: SUPER STUPID + SONS OF THE IONIAN SEA + ROD COOPER/EVELYN MORRIS
Jan 18: EUGENE CHADBOURNE (USA) + SCHNEIDER FM (Germany)
Feb 10: ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU (Japan/Germany)
Feb 15: DAMO SUZUKI (Japan) + THE KITS
Feb 22: MANI NEUMEIER (Germany)