Nadja / Rainfear / Luxury Mollusc
Nadja is a duo of multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker and bassist Leah Buckareff active since 2005 and credited as one of the progenitors of the genres ‘drone doom’ or ‘metalgaze’—heavy atmospheric music which combines the darkness and volume of doom metal and industrial with the textures and melodicism of shoegaze and ambient/electronic music. The project has released numerous albums on many different underground labels—Alien8 Recordings, Daymare Records, Robotic Empire, Hydrahead Records, Gizeh Records, and Important Records, to name a few—and have toured extensively with performances in Europe, Japan, Russia, Australia/New Zealand, and North and South America, including appearances at such festivals as SXSW, FIMAV, Roadburn, Le Guess Who, Incubate, and Unsound. Originally from Toronto, Canada, the duo now resides in Berlin, Germany.
Rainfear are a loose arrangement of improvising musicians from Dublin co-ordinated by David Donohoe, with Donohoe on synthesizers and David Lacey on drums and percussion.
Heralded as ‘breathtaking hyper-improvisation’, the duo are an acclaimed live act with notable performances in The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Concert Hall.
RAINFEAR runs the gamut from visceral high-energy barrage to spacious minutiae and silence and this evening will be a visual and aural experience not to be missed.
Luxury Mollusc is the solo Atmospheric Harsh Noise/Ditch Electronics project of Dublin based multi-disciplinary artist Stuart Geelon. Focused on themes of castration and disease live performances see an improvised dissection of field recordings accompanied by the manipulation of detritus; scrap metal, bones, etc (often site specific) and processed vocals. Equal parts Japanoise junk freak-out, trauma-tronics and brooding industrial ambience.
Published on 5 August 2018