“I would say it is cinematic instrumental dub music,” Ikenaga said.
The Theremin, an instrument that was used to create horror movie scores in the 1950s, adds a visual element because its two antennas change the volume and frequency depending on the position of the player’s hands. Add live drums, bass and an energetic and frenetic live performance, and you have a band that creates a sound that is truly original.
■ Arakoi, Kirihito, and Groundcover tomorrow from 6pm to 10pm at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Greater Taichung (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1). Admission is NT$500, NT$400 in advance.
VJ team Endospace will provide additional visuals on Sunday at the Taiwan Boredom Volume 1 party. The event kicks off at 4pm with Taiwanese stoner metal band Sleaze, followed by Japanese progressive rock band Groundcover, which incorporates noise and dub effects to create their sound.
Taiwanese live dub group Otaku 3, Japanese progressive psychedelic rock duo Kirihito, and pop-punk alternative group Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) play next, with headliners Arakoi finishing the night at around 10pm. Kirihito were featured in We Don’t Care About Music Anyway, a French-produced documentary about experimental music artists from Japan. The group uses drums, drum pads, vocals, guitar and a foot-synthesizer, even though there are only two members.
Tomorrow, @llenblow will take the three visiting bands to his hometown of Taichung to play a show at Sound, returning on Sunday to join the Taiwanese bands at Pipe.
“I want a real show, I want people to say ‘Oh yeah, that’s cool!” @llenblow said.
■ Taiwan Boredom Vol 1 with Arakoi, Kirihito, Groundcover, Touming Magazine, Otaku 3 and Sleaze from 4pm to 10pm Sunday at Pipe Live House, 1 Siyuan St, Taipei City (台北市思源街1號). Admission is NT$1,000, NT$700 in advance.