Fri, Mar 18, 2016 - Page 11 News List

Live Wire: Violence in action

By Joe Henley  /  Contributing reporter

■ Sete Star Sept headlines Argh Vol 4 tonight at Revolver, 1-2 Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號). Tickets are NT$300 at the door with a drink, and the show gets started at 8:30pm

■ Tomorrow, Kiyasu will play a solo snare show at Lacking Sound Festival #101 at Changee (噪咖), 180, Fuhua Rd, Taipei City, (台北市福華路180號). Tickets are NT$250 at the door and the show begins at 7pm

■ On Sunday, Sete Star Sept reconvenes in Taoyuan at Vulgar Space (低俗空間), 255, Datong Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市大同路255號). Tickets are NT$200 at the door and the show starts at 4pm

From the madcap precision and bombastic excess of noise to a festival celebrating all facets of pulsating electro-glitch and lo-fi psychedelia. Future Proof Sound Fest (聲響驗證未來) has evolved and thrived through five previous incarnations, with the sixth installment coming this weekend.

This time around, curators Phin Berry, of the currently on indefinite hiatus Dronetonics and recently activated new project Colour Domes Cam Scherman and Chung Po-hsun (鐘柏勳), known to most simply as “Mad,” have assembled an eclectic group of musicians for an afternoon and evening of electronic explorations.

Headlining the event is Croydon sound and visual artist Yearning Kru, who pieces together digital soundscapes and samples along with tripped out visual montages, all inspired by the literary world and building on the likes of Frank Herbert and Mervyn Peake.

Other highlights of the bill include the aforementioned Colour Domes, aptly described by Berry himself as “Nostalgic pop-ish songs braised in menace,” experimental synth duo (and Lonely God Records artists) Lu & Du, and D.R., precisely one half of EAOW (藝藥), another act plucked from the Lonely God roster which recently released their debut EP, 1st Kommt.

It should be a day of music that can only be described as post-everything, wallowing in the primordial essence of the weird and wonderful resurgence of sounds non-traditional here in Taiwan, assembled by those precocious minds, both violent and gentle, mildly psychotic and beautifully bent, from at home and abroad.

■ Future Proof Sound Fest (聲響驗證未來) Vol 6, tomorrow at Miculture Foundation Tiger Mountain (微遠虎山), 186-1, Ln 221, Fude St, Taipei City (台北市福德街221巷186-1號). Tickets are NT$300 at the door, and the event gets underway at 2pm

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