Copper Sounds + Isn’tses + Matt Davies & Howard Jacques

0 Posted by - November 23, 2018 - Music: past

IKLECTIK presents:

Copper Sounds + Isn’tses + Matt Davies & Howard Jacques

Thursday 14 Feb  – door 8pm – music 8.30pm  | £6 adv/ £8 otd  BUY TICKETS [fees apply]

Copper Sounds

Copper sounds are a Bristol based duo who are pushing the conventional DJ set towards a more three dimensional conclusion. In their bag they have copper dubplates, ceramic pots, heavy icelandic rock, self-pressed locked grooves and the fossil records (for the heads).

During their expansive live dj sets they juggle four turntables to extract and manipulate the native and otherwise dormant sounds of their eclectic record collection. These rhythms and collisions are driven into a 12 channel mixer and propelled further into hefty homemade FX and reverb units. The imposing but hypnotic physical set-up sculpts a dark and fractious dancefloor energy, which the duo rides into a prehistoric and tectonic assault.

Primitive and tactile turntablism.

“Like Larry Levan meets Fred Flintsone, in space” Jacob Amos


Adhering only to a mythical structure Isn’tses inflect a narrative of textured sound and auditory fullness using esotericelectronics, expanded vocals and emotional valences. Their music conjures themes such as paganism, political anger, intergalactic heroism and a playful interpretation of popular culture. An Exploration between Listen Lisse and Cementimental.

Howard Jacques and Matt Davies

Howard Jacques and Matt Davies first collaborated in early 2017, when BEEF (Bristol Experimental Expanded Film) and Resonancefm’s Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Broadcasts moved into The Brunswick Club, Bristol. It was a natural step for Davies to join Jacques and long term BT Engineer, Melanie Clifford for their weekly live to air broadcast. For Iklectik, they will set up an input/output mixing desk feedback processor for their independent line inputs of 16mm film projectors, shortwave radios, production brand ‘modular synthesis’ and black box technology.