Wed 10 May 8pm | Adv £8

0 Posted by - May 10, 2017 - Music: past

IKLECTIK presents:
MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO + BEN VINCE + MERLIN NOVA

Wednesday 10th May  8pm – music 8.30pm  | Tickets: Adv £8 / door £10  BUY TICKETS

 

MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO

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Walking a tightrope between song, improvisation and sound-as-sound, Monkey Puzzle Trio is an ongoing
project which features drummer Charles Hayward [This Heat, About Group, Massacre], bassist
Nick Doyne-Ditmas [Pinski Zoo, Crackle] and the words, voice and textures of musician and
sound artist Viv Corringham. Together they create a distinctive sound world, both exhilarating and
immersive, which relies on the sensitivity and experience of all three musicians, obsessed with song as an ideal,
adept and fast thinking improvisers. The results are astounding.
 
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‘Monuments’ is a testament to how much you can extract from one particular sound source — A densely textured
record emerges, one that makes every note count in as much detail as possible — the reverberations that
carry the short riffs of “Trinity” are as clear as the prettiest river, Vince following through with his breathing to create the most smooth of ominous sounds you’ll ever here.
What he does is totally enveloping: at some point you’ll forget you’re listening to woodwind and
just feel like you’re listening to a surrounding environment. The minimalism is what makes the record’s
setting — a deserted and anonymous plain of nothing — but Vince’s playing creates its awesome and
frightful weather.

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Merlin Nova

“Their energy and mix of vocals with electro synth took the audience on a sensory journey, mixing
performance art and music to create a truly unique experience. Bringing a clash of vocals, a mega phone and
heart racing blend of Electro to explore the concept of modern relevance and singular identity in the modern
world in a truly individual and ear shattering way that truly left an impact on the audience.”