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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

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( 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

…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

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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