Elektro Guzzi, RocketNumberNine, Alejandro Paz @ Club Control
29 Ianuarie, 21:00
ELEKTRO GUZZI have been called many names: man-machine, clockwork, techno organism. It is one like no other. By now, the 3 Austrian wizards have become the preeminent techno band. A trio of guitar, bass and drums, they play murder beats with the drive of a machine and the sonic detail of an instrument.
The unparalleled appeal of matching sound and performance vision in real time – you see how every sound is created, right there, on the spot – have made them a primary choice for cutting edge festivals like Roskilde, Sónar (2x official programm), Mutek, Melt!, Stop Making Sense, C/O Pop, Eurosonic, Extrema, Iceland Airwaves, Sziget, Dancity, Spring Festival, Positivus and a long list of others across Europe, North and Latin America and Japan. In parallel they have conquered the club circuit from Berghain to Fabric, Trouw to Arma17.
Elektro Guzzi was nominated 4 times for the Austrian Grammy, the Amadeus and won the EBBA (Europen Border Breakers Award) in 2012.
Elektro Guzzi´s third masterpiece “Observatory” is out since May and, of course, getting raving reviews.
Two years on from the release of their second RocketNumberNine album ‘MeYouWeYou’, London-born brothers in synth-and-drum Ben and Tom Page announce their return to the liveimprov fray with a crisp new black-and-white Split Vinyl 12” for Border Community: the James Holden-produced live take recordings of two track 12” ‘Two Ways’.
Fresh from their round the world travels with Neneh Cherry (who put the brothers’ synth and drum expertise to good use on her 2014 ‘Blank Project’ album) and James Holden (who drafted in Tom Page on drums as part of his own new live touring incarnation), the RocketNumberNine brothers are now ready to return to the symbiotic improvisational partnership where it all began. Recorded over two days in Holden’s London studio, the ‘Two Ways’ 12” captures the brothers at the peak of their performative powers, as Tom’s signature jazz-tinged drum flourishes and Ben’s responsive, expressive nineties keys are now fleshed out with an extra drummer-driven melodic dimension thanks to Tom’s eager incorporation of the tuned percussion of his new drum synthesizer.
Alejandro Paz is a DJ and producer from Santiago de Chile. His sets are recognizable for his energetic approach on stage, where he sings and dance, and the selection of music showing the most recent productions of the Latin panorama.
Alejandro has done remixes for artists such as Marc Piñol, DJs Pareja and Eurocrats, and he has played in clubs like Fabric (London), Batofar (Paris) and Nitsa (Barcelona), among others. His work includes the single “Callejero” on the Scottish label Huntleys & Palmers, the EP “Free” released by Cómeme, and three tracks “El ritmo del trabajador” “Oye!” and the unique “El House” included in compilations of the same label. Recently he released a second EP on Cómeme called “Inside Job”. Soon there is a new track coming out on Cómeme featuring the Gasoline Various Artists compilation.
Currently Alejandro is working on his first LP to be released at beginnings of 2015.