Kaparte Oxjam 2016 at The Slaughtered Lamb, Saturday 29 October

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2016 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

KAPARTE OXJAM 2016

A night of experimental and electronic music, avant-garde entertainment, visuals and more in aid of Oxfam

Madam + DISCONNECTS + Petri Huurinainen + Guy XY + Bird Radio
Special MYSTERY guests: Bitter and Twisted

Saturday 29 October

The Slaughtered Lamb

34-35 Great Sutton Street

Farrington/Kings Cross

EC1V ODX

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Doors 19.00 until 23.00

Info line: 07870832505

www.kaparte.info

BUY TICKETS: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/374601

Madam is a five-piece London based band, fronted by charismatic singer-songwriter and composer Sukie Smith. Madam create nocturnal, intricate-yet-cinematic soundscapes with a pop sensibility; songs that are at once confessional and a call to arms.
The band has amassed a loyal legion of fans at home and abroad, showcasing their smoky sound at intimate gigs and packed venues across Europe.

Madam just released their new album ‘Back to the Sea’ to critical acclaim.
http://madamband.com/

DISCONNECTS is a musical and visual project based in South London. The debut album ’11:11’ was released in December 2014, with the follow-up ‘Under’ released in February 2016.

Live, DISCONNECTS is Ben McLees (audio) and Adrian Giddings (visuals).
http://disconnects.co.uk/

Guy XY is the songwriter moniker of London-based composer Guy Harries. Guy is involved in projects ranging from garage rock to chamber opera, from sound art to electro art pop to multimedia musicals. His songs combine electronica, deep vocals, dark wave and a touch of 1920s Berlin cabaret, with a nod to Marc Almond, Scott Walker and Bowie.
https://soundcloud.com/guy-xy/sets/stripped-mixtape

Bird Radio is multi-instrumentalist Mikey Kirkpatrick who performs and records original songs using vocals, guitars, flutes, loops, effects and a suitcase bass drum.

Bird Radio draws from primordial folk, blues and ritualistic sound to create powerful songs that combine the ancient art of storytelling with rousing and hypnotic beats and rhythms. Bird Radio has performed at over 100 venues, nationally and internationally, including Union Chapel, Cecil Sharp House, Café Oto, Purcell Room, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain.
http://www.birdradio.co.uk/

Petri Huurinainen is a Finnish artist and musician currently living in London. He works predominantly with drawings and live-based sound performances. Throughout the years he has sonically developed his personal vocabulary where music is literally constructed from the instrument itself, by scratching and hitting, abusing and stretching its’ limits. In live performance, this idiosyncratic approach to the instrument, collides with random sampling and incidental loops, that pays homage to Musique- Concrete, resulting complex, often furious rhythms, textures and melodies. In 2016 he released a studio album ‘Exile Nothing’.
http://www.phuurinainen.com/

RAf and O ‘Portal’ album launch, 22 July at St.James the Less

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2016 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

Raf and O – ‘Portal’ ALBUM LAUNCH
With special guest Robert Logan

Friday 22 July, 8pm

St. James the Less, Pimlico, SW1V 2PS

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Raf and O AKA Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith (O) release their third full length album ‘Portal’ on Telephone Records.
Garnering widespread acclaim in the UK / Europe since their first 10’’ EP release in 2008, the two piece band from South East London have created a buzz with exciting performances of their unique detailed avant-pop, fusing electro/ acoustic drums, self-made triggers, pads, samplers, vocals, synths and acoustic guitar bathed in effects.

Supporting artists such as Faust, Little Annie Bandez, they were special guests in Richard Strange’s production for William S. Burroughs centenary in the grand settings of Queen Elizabeth Hall, they were praised by Bowie’s pianist Mike Garson for their unique interpretation of Lady Grinning Soul and following a live BBC session, performed at the legendary Beckenham Free Festival Remake (Memory Of A Free Festival 2013/ 2014) and featured on David Bowie Official. In 2014 Raf and O launched their second album ‘Time Machine’ at Shoreditch Church to wondrous press acclaim.

It made Top 10 albums of 2014 picked by Joe Muggs on FACT Magazine.“The excellent Time Machine represents the very antithesis of EDM – There is a butterfly, acoustic delicacy and yet also the deceptive, steel strength of spider silk in their complex weaving – Raf’s vocal ranges far and wide in her emotional and lyrical foragings” David Stubbs, The Quietus.

Recently Raf and O were invited to celebrate Bowie’s life with a performance at the Union Chapel and composed music for the theatre play ‘That Woman’s Voice’ a Tribute to Jean Cocteau and The Human Voice’ staged at Camden Fringe Festival.

The follow up to ‘Time Machine’ still features the electro acoustic soundworld of Raf and O; Raf’s songwriting, haunting, magnetic vocals, frenetic, gentle yet intense style of dark guitar picking intermingles with O’s electroacoustic drums through sonic soundscapes, synths and sound re-shaped and manipulated by the two of them. ‘Portal’ continues the narrative of time travel, although, where ‘Time Machine’ presented reflections, dreams and projections into future possibilities, their new album pushes a door into the past, questions the real and the imagined via a sound world of spaciousness, tinged in sinister shades. It articulates their journey of the last two years, a series of connections, discoveries and dreams, seeming at times to tune in with the people who passed, leaving a mark into this world and unto our consciousness.

From the spiralling and climaxing ‘Dream Machine’ which opens the album, inspired by the Flicker documentary and later performed at the Burroughs centenary, to the evocative landscape of ‘Sonnet 62’ where Raf and O have set music to Shakespeare; here, a haunting melody is underpinned by hypnotic guitar lines and interjections of underwater bells, gongs and ghostly choirs. From the vaults steeped in reverb and spoken world of ‘Automatons’ inspired by a journey to the Strasbourg Cathedral, to the autumnal sound of ‘Drunk’ where Raf explores her Florentine roots within a narrative set by her auntie’s 1960’s poetry and memory. From ‘Win’, a new Raf and O interpretation of Bowie’s classic track on ‘Young Americans’ and the intense quasi-pop ‘Echoes’ (live) taken from the 2014 Beckenham bandstand performance, to the textural landscape of ‘Mona Lisa Smiles II’ where the pair remould Washington based sound artists Blk Tag’s source material, by augmenting the palette and shaping its harmony into song; here Leonardo’s subject comes to life in unexpected ways; themes of identity, desires and imagery emerge. From the fast insistent pulses of the fully electronic ‘Echolocation’ to the repetitive grooves of ‘Worms’, slowly building and snaking throughout the track.

From the narcotic effect of ‘The Deadliest Flower’, to ‘Neurons’, an enchanting, unfolding journey, painting pictures, science meets nature meets longing, then ‘Magic’ brings the album to a close, a spell that’s dispelled, was it all a dream, a projection of the dream machine?

A split EP between themselves and their collaboration with Emmy nominated electronicist and Grace Jones’ collaborator Robert Logan will also be released. The three spent a series of sessions working closely in the same space, concocting a deconstructed and layered amalgamation of song, electronic sounds, dense atmospheres and organic instruments, textures and further exploration of fragmentation.

The Album launch is in London, 22nd July 2016 at St James The Less, Westminster, promoted by Kaparte.

Raf Mantelli – Vocals, ‘Star’ acoustic guitar, synths, electronics.
Richard Smith (O) – Electro/ acoustic drums & DIY triggers, synths, electronics.

https://rafando.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rafando
https://twitter.com/_rafando
http://www.youtube.com/user/rafandovideo

Special guest
Robert Logan is an electronic composer and producer. His collaborations includes Grace Jones, Brigitte Fontaine, Raf and O, Steve Roach and Skye (Morcheeba).
Robert’s music is an intelligent fusion of influences from folk, medieval and classical to krautrock and electronica. He blends acoustic and electronic instruments and sound sources including voices and field recordings, and he has developed an intuitive and fluid use of digital production tools through which he squeezes, teases and shapes this material.
His first album ‘Cognessence’ [2007] prompted an array of rave reviews and support. Still only 19 at the time he was described as “something of a prodigy”. A second album ‘Inscape’ and a clutch of EP’s garnered yet more praise. He has been Emmy nominated and in 2015 Logan has released a third album ‘Flesh’, receiving accolades from the likes of Clash, Dj Mag, Igloo to name a few. Part of Robert Logan’s collaboration with Raf and O will be released on a split EP on June 27th. “Loganʼs finally back and heʼs certainly just as striking.” [DJ Mag]

https://soundcloud.com/robert-logan

www.kaparte.info

 

Kaparte Oxjam 2015 at the Ivy House

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2015 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions is proud to present……….
Kaparte Oxjam 2015

A night of experimental and electronic music, avant-garde entertainment, visuals and djs in the stylish art deco settings of The Ivy House, Nuhead, London’s first community-owned pub.

With:

ANNI HOGAN

NAEVUS
AUTOROTATION
SHADOW BIOSPHERE
DBPIT & XXENA…
RAF AND O
ROBINPLAYSCHORDS

Visuals by Dottintheshark
Plus special guest Djs

Tickets £8 in advance from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/327107
Or £10 on the door

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Part of Oxjam Festival UK

Saturday 24 October from 7pm

The ivy House, Nunhead
40 Stuart Road
SE15 3BE
Info line: 07870832 505
***All proceedings go to Oxfam***

That Woman’s Voice, a tribute to Jean Cocteau, The Camden Fringe, 5-6-7 August

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Theatre Writers Workshop​ presents:

THAT WOMAN’S VOICE

‘A Tribute to Jean Cocteau and The Human Voice ’

A New Play devised by Simona Continente

Directed by Klarita Pandolfi-Carr

with original music by Raf and O

Premiered at Camden Fringe 2015

Alone in her flat, a woman awaits her lover’s call. Their relationship must come to an end. What is their secret? What is the truth? Caught up in a line that comes and goes, their reality dramatically shapeshifts into a subtle cat and mouse game. But things are rarely what they appear to be…

A one woman show and a tribute to Jean Cocteau and his 1930’s play La Voix Humaine, That Woman’s Voice stars Simona Continente in a dynamic and intertextual tale of obsession, passion, blackmail, sex, identity and death.

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The Studio Space G10 – Birkbeck’s School of Arts
43 Gordon Square – Bloomsbury
London WC1H 0PD
Wed 5th to Fri 7th August 7.30pm

BOOK NOW:
https://www.wegottickets.com/thatwomansvoice

Roger O’Donnell: Love and Other Tragedies album launch

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2015 by Kaparte
Kaparte Promotions presents:

Love and Other Tragedies
The music of Roger O’Donnell
Album Launch

Friday 26 June at 8.00pm

St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch
ADMISSION FREE

Roger Poster_smallKeyboard player, producer and composer Roger O’Donnell is best known for his work with The Cure but he has also performed in the Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin, as well as having an active solo career.

O’Donnell first joined The Cure in 1987, replacing Lol Tolhurst on keyboards. He played with The Cure during their Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me tour, though he did not contribute to the album..). Some of O’Donnell’s performances from this tour can be heard on the deluxe edition of Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me for the next album Disintegration, O’Donnell became a fully integrated member of …the band, and his songwriting contributions can be heard on the songs “Out of Mind” and “Fear of Ghosts,” which are the B-Sides to the hit singles “Lullaby” and “Lovesong”, respectively.

O’Donnell’s current solo career commenced when he was asked to submit a song for a documentary being made about Bob Moog, “Moog” in early 2004.
In the recent years Roger has spent most of his composing for orchestral strings. Ranging in size from the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra (The Bernhard Suite), Quieter Trees (inspired to David Hockney’s paintings Bigger Trees Near Warter) to this his most recent work written for the cellist Julia Kent, ‘Love and Other Tragedies’.

About the album:

‘Love and Other Tragedies tell time honoured stories: Tristan and Isolde, Scheherazade, and Orpheus and Eurydice.

‘It’s easy to fall in love with the music Roger O’Donnell has crafted for this particular project, but that might be asides the point. What makes Love and Other Tragedies great is the way that it captures the imagination and guides the listener down a path of sublime beauty. It allows you to reflect on the inherent sadness of the tragic love story, yet also resonates with something very human found within all of us. Passionate, provocative and simply majestic, this album is nothing short of a masterpiece.’ – Matt Bacon (Twoguysmetalreviews)

About the live show:

St Leonards or Shoreditch Church as its more fondly known has been Roger’s favourite place to play over the last few years. He performed there with Jo Quail and then premiered Requiem in 2012 followed by Adam Donen’s album launch. Now it will be our pleasure to launch Love and Other Tragedies there on June 26th at 8pm.
Accompanying Roger on cello will be Francesca Ter-Berg, Miriam Wakeling and Lucy Railton plus one more mysterious guest! They will perform the suite in its entirety for the first and only time live .

Also on the bill and by way of a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the forming of 99X/10 Records there will be a special performance with Quartet Volute. Playing some songs from the catalogue and arranged by O’Donnell with special guest vocal performances by Hannah Curwood and Erin Lang.

We are also in the final stages of confirming a very special guest who will be reading from Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The show is free and no tickets are required, it will be first come first served and will start at 8pm with the final performance completed by 11pm.

The first 150 people will receive a very special programme designed by Anna Dorfman with artwork by my amazing talented friend Daria Hlazatova.
www.rogerodonnell.com

METAMONO, RAF AND O, DJ DAVID STUBBS at SHIP OF FOOLS

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2015 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions with Raf and O presents:

A special edition of ‘Ship Of Fools’ featuring:

Live sets from Metamono, Raf and O with special guest DJ David Stubbs

£5 (ADVANCE TICKETS) – £7 ON THE DOOR

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METAMONO

Formed by composer/producer Jono Podmore, electronic musician Paul Conboy and fine artist Mark Hill, Metamono follow the dictates of their uncompromising manifesto: barring themselves from using digital sound generation and processing, rejecting overdubs and microphones, and informing their unique approach to music making.
Their instinctive, improvised compositions are created using a selection of pre-used, borrowed and handbuilt vintage analogue synths and ring modulators, enhanced by the ethereal sounds of a theremin, a siren and a valve radio. Early releases, Band Theory and C15H14O6, are limited editions available on cassette only, whilst Tape EP, Parcel Post EP, Warszawa/Shafty 7” and now the debut album With the compliments of Nuclear Physics are available on vinyl. The 90 min live accompaniment to early silent science films Secrets of Nature-Sounds Unseen premiered at the Bradford Internation Film Festival 2014 and is currently on tour in the UK.
The band has an impressive pedigree, bringing a wealth of experience from both the art house and the moshpit. Paul Conboy’s work ranges from music for TV and film to vocals with Bomb the Bass and he is the instrument maker in Metamono. Jono Podmore is a composer and producer who, since his early days working with artists such as The Shamen, has gone on to release music in partnership with Irmin Schmidt of German experimental rock group Can. After two decades of working at the cutting edge of music technology, he’s disillusioned with the expediency of much contemporary music.
“Being able to download just about any sound imaginable is liberating in one way, but I’ve found it makes me less creative. Making purely electronic music while rejecting digital technology imposes limitations, but then actually forces you to be more imaginative and resourceful. We have to make every sound and of course that feeds into the rest of the aesthetic.” That aesthetic is evident at their live performances. This is technopop from another planet of the imagination.
“It’s all found; radios have been unearthed, instruments and boxes are happened upon,” says Hill, an artist with an ecological manifesto of his own and whose anti-consumerist philosophy is central to Metamono’s ethic/aesthetic.

http://www.metamono.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/metamono/260397416580

RAF AND O

Raf and O are Raf Mantelli and O Richard Smith. The two piece band from South East London have garnered widespread acclaim in the UK / Europe since 2008 with exciting shows highlighting magnetic performances of their unique detailed avant-pop, a concoction of emotional journeys, time travel and surreal dreams. They also collaborated with Gagarin (Nico, Pere Ubu), supported Faust, Alabama 3, Little Annie Bandez with Larsen, more recently, performing at Queen Elizabeth Hall’s Literature Festival, celebrating 100 years of William S. Burroughs with Richard Strange and a stellar cast of artists.
In 2013, Raf and O launched their unique interpretation of David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul. God Is The TV described it as ‘Avant-bizarre’. Mike Garson, Bowie’s long-standing pianist and creative collaborator/ performer on the 1973 original, praised Raf and O’s minimal approach to this classic track. This led to the band performing twice on the legendary bandstand, hosting the remake of the Beckenham Free Festival, originally organised by David Bowie in 1969. Bowie gave his support again to Memory Of A Free Festival in 2013 and in 2014.
Their latest album ‘Time Machine’ was launched last year at Shoreditch Church. Featured on David Bowie Official, it made the Top 10 albums list of 2014 picked by Joe Muggs on FACT Magazine and was reviewed, amongst others, in the Quietus by legendary journalist David Stubbs.
“The excellent Time Machine represents the very antithesis of EDM …There is a butterfly, acoustic delicacy and yet also the deceptive, steel strength of spider silk in their complex weaving…Raf ranges far and wide in her emotional and lyrical foragings…” David Stubbs, The Quietus
“One of the more memorable events of the Beckenham Festival was Raf and O’s haunting performance of David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul” David Bowie Official.
“A beguiling slice of noir-pop…a total treat” The Girls Are
“Tripped-out hypnotic …Their sound springs from a conjuncture of Aladdin Sane and The Man Who Fell To Earth, with an added allure of trip-hop…Tender and diaphanous, from bent out of shape Air meets folkloric avant-noir to ESG and Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief” Monolith Cocktail

http://rafando.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rafando

DAVID STUBBS (DJ)

David Stubbs is a British author and music journalist. He joined the music magazine Melody Maker in 1986 where he remained for a dozen years. Combining his serious writing career with writing the humorous “Talk Talk Talk” section, which featured the infamous character of “Mr Agreeable”, Stubbs has written, more seriously, for the now-defunct Vox magazine, for the NME (late 1990s and early 2000s), and as editor of The Wire, Uncut, The Guardian, The Times and The Quietus.
As well as for conducting innumerable interviews with a plethora of ground breaking musical artists and bigscreen legends has written books on Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, “Why people get Rothko but don’t get Stockhausen” and more recently the highly acclaimed “Future Days”, an absorbing history of Krautrock and 1970s Germany.
For this special occasion, Stubbs as guest DJ, will be spinning a carefully selected combination of analogue, Krautrock, electro, Bowie and more ….

Kaparte Xmas Party: (r) All About Satan + Raf and O + Ernesto Tomasini Dj set with Doctor Dj Icaro

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2014 by Kaparte

Sunday 7 December, Ship of Fools @ Bar&Co, Temple Pier

Buy Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/295696

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Kaparte Promotions presents:

( r ) aka R in parentheses is Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo‘s own music project, a mighty cocktail of introspective-ambient-noise and lyrical song-writing.

Fabrizio has extensively performed in EU and USA including sold out theatres, sordid bars, big festivals, art galleries, empty spaces and worked with tons of artists including ongoing collaborations with Ben Chasny of Six Organs Of Admittance, Xiu Xiu Little Annie, Jochen Arbeit…

Fabrizio is a member of the electro-acoustic project Blind Cave Salamanderalong with Paul Beauchamp and cellist Julia Kent and of Almagest! with singer/actor Ernesto Tomasini and fellow musicians Evor Ameisie and Paul Beauchamp, he also is one of the founding member of the experimental cult band Larsen

“Drama Queen (a gay album by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo)”
is his latest release as ( r )
The album, coproduced by Fabrizio with Marco Milanesio, features special guests appearances by Carla Bozulich and Jamie Stewart and marked the beginning of his long-term collaboration with Daniele Pagliero from Lo Dev Alm

( r )’s 5th album “All About Satan” recorded by Paul Beauchamp and mixed by Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart will be released in summer 2014 by Brussels based label Cheap Satanism Records and then followed by “The Sickness Bag” a limited edition ep on silk screened vinyl for Torino label Escape From Today Records both works sport original cover artworks by Larsen’s drummer and tattoo artist Il Bue Marco Schiavo

www.deathtripper.com

…small vistas of delightful otherness – The Wire

…disorienting collages that envelope yr head like either a prisoner’s black hood or an angel’s gauzy veil – Willamette Week

…mesmerazing – Brainwashed

…the kind of music that you imagine in your head, but never quite find materialized in the real world – Tiny Mix Tapes

Artist links:
www.deathtripper.com
www.facebook.com/fabrizio.m.palumbo
www.twitter.com/deathtripper
www.youtube.com/deathtripper

Raf and O are Raf Mantelli and O Richard Smith
Garnering widespread acclaim in the UK / Europe since 2008 release of their first 10” ‘Has The Air Gone Walking?’ in collaboration with Graham Dids Gagarin (Nico, Pere Ubu), their exciting shows highlight magnetic performances of their unique detailed avant-pop, a concoction of emotional journeys, time travel, surreal dreams. They supported Faust, Alabama 3, Larsen with Little Annie Bandez; recently performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for Richard Strange’s Burroughs celebration.
Launching their ‘Avant-bizarre’ interpretation of David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul, which pricked the ear of Mike Garson, Bowie’s long-standing pianist, he praised Raf and O’s minimal approach. Following a live BBC session they performed twice at the remake of the Beckenham Free Festival, originally organised by Bowie in 1969.“One of the more memorable events of the Beckenham Festival was Raf and O’s haunting performance of David Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul” David Bowie Official.
2014 – Raf and O launch their new album ‘Time Machine’ at Shoreditch Church to wondrous press acclaim. Top 10 albums of 2014 picked by Joe Muggs on FACT Magazine. Reviewed in the Quietus by legendary journalist David Stubbs.“The excellent Time Machine represents the very antithesis of EDM …There is a butterfly, acoustic delicacy and yet also the deceptive, steel strength of spider silk in their complex weaving – Raf’s vocal ranges far and wide in her emotional and lyrical foragings…” David Stubbs, The Quietus

http://rafando.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rafando