It is with mixed feelings, and something of a heavy heart, that we convey news to you of the final Black Sun event tomorrow night. Here’s the summary.
Black Sun presents: WITH LUMPS, Woven Skull, Aonghus McEvoy, Divil A’ Bit
10pm – 12.30am
7 lumping euros
For those not in the know, Black Sun is the name of a series of experimental art/music/cinema events, curated by Vicky Langan. You’ll find her name cropping up in these pages quite a bit, just do a search. Or use the following link, which contains the background to her decision to make this the last Black Sun.
So, as much a celebration as anything else, perhaps. As usual, a broad range of the weird and wonderful will be present. Here are the full details.
With Lumps is a duo of Fritz Welch and Neil Davidson chundering forth fetid sci-fi with quivering robot skins both mildewed and expansive. Their other group work includes Peeesseye, Asparagus Piss Raindrop, Aporias Trio, Muris, Brittle Hammer Trio, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Age of Wire & String and FvRTvR. Neil (guitar) is from the Borders and Fritz (drums, objects, voice) is from Texas. They live in Glasgow.
Woven Skull formed in 2008 and are based in Co. Leitrim, consisting of core members Natalia, Aonghus and Willie, and occasional guests. Their mostly acoustic, recurrent, and resonant sounds and structures are inspired by the woods and bogs that surround them.
“…reminiscent of the pastoral side of Faust, Amon Düül or Ghost (Jpn), but with an aggressively minimalist and repetitive slant. At times it could pass for an unusually focused ’60s commune jam. Elsewhere the impression is of something far more and ancient and ritualistic. Mesmeric, mantric and mysterious.”
-Fort Evil Fruit on Moods of the Hill People cassette.
…feat. members of Wölfbait & Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands.
Trashed Psychedelic Improvisations.
DIVIL A’ BIT
Brand new collaboration from Dave Colohan (Raising Holy Sparks, Agitated Radio Sparks) and Natalia Beylis (Woven Skull, The Creaking Willow String Band)!! Mischievious drones of the barren mountain created on traditional instruments.
May we take this opportunity to wish Vicky all the best with her future endeavours, whether under the Black Sun umbrella (you’d need one) or other guise.