Events - Live
Ex Easter Island Head
+ Maurice's Hotel Death
+ Gareth Hardwick
25 July 2015Low Point and The Music Exchange are proud to present an evening of musicians renowned for manipulating your expectations as much as they do their instruments; creating hypnotic minimalist music from a simple array of guitars, percussion and even just vocals.
Ex-Easter Island Head
Liverpool based Ex-Easter Island Head turn the electric guitar on its head, to compose physical, droning soundscapes. Their first three records, Mallet Guitars One, Two and Three, saw them treating the electric guitar as a percussion instrument, presenting Steve Reich-esque minimalism as a punk rock statement.
Their last performance in Nottingham saw the band expand to an ensemble of twelve electric guitarists and a drummer, in a spectacular performance which built rhythms and patterns, volume and overtones, crossing from rock to avant-garde classical in one movement.
This year has already seen Ex-Easter Island Head playing shows in Poland, a collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and a performance at LSO St Luke's as part of the Barbican's season of contemporary music events. For this performance, Ex-Easter Island Head will be presenting material from their highly anticipated forthcoming album 'Twenty Two Strings'
Maurice's Hotel Death
Very little is known of Maurice's Hotel Death, aka Larry Crywater/Bir/Man Machine. Reference points taken from their website include; acid house, electro, drone, noise, techno, industrial, loops, amateur field recordings, free time, very hot weather, very cold weather, Richard H Kirk, John Carpenter, Petals. Their performance could draw from one, none or all of those, so you'll just have to see what happens on the night...
A rare solo live performance from Low Point label boss Gareth Hardwick will see the continuation of his mission to explore and distort the pre-conceived notion as to what an electric guitar can sound like.
Event Starts - 8pm
£5 adv. £6/5 waged/unwaged on the door.