Kaparte Promotions presents:
Kaparte Oxjam 2014 with:
FEAR OF THE FOREST
And special guest: LLOYD JAMES (NAEVUS)
Visuals by Dottintheshark + Dj sets TBC
Friday 17 October at Surya London, 156 Pentoville Road N1 9JL
Closest tube: Kings Cross
Doors 7.30pm, Music starts at 8pm
Composer, vocalist and violinist Matt Howden’s one-man show comes back to London for an exclusive set part of this Oxjam 2014.
One voice, one violin, one simple loop-pedal. The songs are made live, layer upon layer of looped violin, beaten, plucked, bowed and thrashed! Matt has produced studio albums for various artists including The Mystery School and Sol Invictus; done string arrangements for artists such as The Walkabouts, Faith and the Muse, and L’Ame Immortelle; remixes for Emilie Autumn, Dope Stars and many more; music for film, television, dance companies, and art exhibitions; over 1,000 live appearances.
He will presenting tracks from his new acclaimed album ‘Each Divine Sparks’
Specifically choosing to use electric guitar and voice as their primary mediums, Matawan seek to portray an aural journey that often treads a fine line between brooding density and compelling ethereality.
The primary ideas raised by their compositions relate to the role that melody has within texture and how this relates to the listener.
Matawan is Gareth Chapman and Barclay Brennan
Fear of the Forest
True stories and dark folk tales of family poisonings, suicides, shipwrecks and mischievous Persian demons. Fronted by Kate Arnold (Lisa Knapp, Daemonia Nymphe) on vocals, hammered dulcimer and violin, with cello, hurdy-gurdy and Iranian and African percussion.
Lloyd James (Naevus)
Naevus was formed in London in 1998 by singer-songwriter Lloyd James. Often categorised as part of the ‘neo-folk’ genre, their music has also drawn critical comparison with acts such as Swans and Wire, whilst their oblique lyrical content sets them clearly apart from, their contemporaries. The musical style of Naevus can be described as ‘abstract expressionist’, with Lloyd’s deep and distinctive vocals offset against minimalist and often thunderous musical arrangements. This show is part of Lloyd James’ Dead Man Circling’ tour.
More info: www.kaparte.info
***All proceedings go to Oxfam***