KENNY PROCESS TEAM Twenty five years is an unusually long time between albums, but nothing is ever straightforward with Kenny Process Team. Their magnificent 1994 debut, “Surfin’ With…” was recorded as a three-piece, with guitarist Kev Plummer, bassist Matt Armstrong and drummer Dave Ross occupying the three corners of a perpetually skewed triangle. Shortly after its release they were joined on guitar by Simon King, who brought with him a rhythmic energy, a new palette of tonal colours and a dominating stage presence. Their wonderful performances oscillated between thunderous urgency and intricate delicacy; this mono cassette recording of a 1996 show captures that incarnation of the band at their very best. “Bundle”, the album opener, establishes the blueprint. Ross and Armstrong, the most imaginative of rhythm sections, build Escher-like structures for the band to play on, ever-shifting and indefinable. Plummer’s arresting and evocative themes are chased backwards and forwards by King, occasionally becoming caught in his grasp before triumphantly wriggling free. This joyful mélange, influenced by everything from ragtime to Beefheart to Congolese soukous, has great immediacy while remaining curiously enigmatic. “Fantastic Four” sounds like the catchiest tune imaginable, but can you hum it? The unexpected semitonal shifts of “Tug” add an eerie element to an otherwise tranquil lullaby. “The Romans” and “Open Sesame”, reprised from the debut album, are delivered with an effortless flourish, while the baffling twists of “The Song We Don’t Like” see the band trapped in a maze of their own construction. The concert ends with “Tantrum”, where King cuts loose with the most improbable and yet somehow perfect lead guitar lines, while his bandmates offer their support with an insistent, one-legged rhythm. And then it’s all over. A great many concerts are recorded on the off-chance; very few stand up to repeated listening. This, however, is a true masterpiece. Rhodri Marsden
HOWIE REEVE New album 'Not So Secret Garden' out now on Red Wig (Germany) and Mon Cul (France). Solo acoustic bass and singing; third album, 'smaller, now' (February 2016) is a joint release with The Audacious Art Experiment (UK) and Red Wig (Germany). 7" of bass duets with Minutemen/Stooges legend Mike Watt was released in September 2015. “As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List) "Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead) “Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald) "Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk and free jazz. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes)
HAPPY COUPLE The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on strings and David Ross on Jew’s Harp and Mouthbow. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago. The pair live at the southernmost tip of Epping Forest, where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. www.happycoupleisland.co.uk
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Californian singer-songwriter Art Terry brings gospel-fired psychedelic funk to a subject that preoccupies us up to 388 times a day: sex. Playful, passionate, and tragi-comic by turns, the Sex Madness album embodies an appeal for loving understanding. Art’s raw personal lyrics about modern love and making out have a lush backdrop in his masterly piano riffs: brilliantly dense orchestration includes vibraphone, viola, trombone; and complex harmonies add tpo the rich mix of this idiosyncratic yet universal song cycle. Art will be bringing the Sex Madness Orchestra to Iklectik – percussionist JT Taylor, flautist Rosanna Ter-Berg, with Miss Hypnotique on theremin, and vocalist Kayo Anostike.
Rita Braga is a Portuguese songstress who simultaneously summons the ghosts of synth pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and Bruce Haack as well as that of eccentric performers like Vivian Stanshall and Carmen Miranda. Rita Braga’s universe is one of colours, exuding both the charm of a vintage cartoon character merrily bouncing along and the ominous melancholy of a lost kitten on a rooftop. She will be introducing her new album “Bird on the Moon” http://www.superbraguita.com
Eugene Coyne’s history includes writing and playing for his father Kevin Coyne & others, plus a clutch of EPs with his brother Robert in Silver Chapter and Mean Vincent. He has recorded four solo albums, including his recent LP Castle Coyne and has new recordings in the pipeline.
Swordfish Swordfish are an improvising quartet. Their high energy, freewheeling approach mashes elements of jazz, prog, dub, noise and abstract electronica into an (almost) danceable stew. Originally put together by the late, great Simon King, the band now consists of Karl Blake (guitar), Chris Cornetto (trumpet, electronics), Peter Marsh (bass) and Tom Clarke (drums).
Flame Proof Moth started life as The Boycott Coca-Cola Experience in 2006. A constant on the fringe of the South London Music Scene, FPM is known for an eccentric approach to the blues, Ivor Cutler meets R.L. Burnside and the conversation is brief and to the point. A regular on London’s Resonance FM, in recent years has been seen opening for Fat White Family at Glastonbury and busking waist deep in the Thames at Bankside. New album The Very, Very, Very Best Of.. featuring one man band legend Lewis Floyd Henry on drums out soon.
Apathy Band LP ~ featuring Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger, Leonardo Ulian, George Lionel Barker, George Cleghorn and Calvin Tsai. The Apathy Band is the brainchild of contemporary artist Bob and Roberta Smith. The band has had many incarnations but this version has the experimental funk fusion sounds that George Cleghorn brings with saxophone, Calvin Tsai brings with his guitar, George Lionel Barker (also known from The Fucks) on piano, Leonardo Ulian on the Theremin and Jessica Voorsanger on spoken word.
Ask The White is Isobel Blank (Ant Lion, Isobi, Vestfalia), artist and songwriter, and Simone Lanari (Ant Lion, Walden Waltz, Sycamore Age), producer and composer. Their first album together “Sum and subtraction” has been released on the 12th October 2018 on LP by Ammiratore Omonimo Records (AOR), a label created and managed in Rome by vonneumann. The album will then be released on CD in Japan in 2019 for Athor Harmonics, Kenichi Mori’s label and music production studio based in Tokyo. Their music is deeply rooted in the folk tradition, but at the same time is open to the wildest contamination, offering a sophisticated sonic palette. Ask The White’s songs are marked by dense and minimal guitar fingerpicking, intertwined with electronics and electroacoustic elements. Intimate lyrical melodies cyclically evolve into two voices harmonies, as arrangements expand and develop dynamically creating extremely pleasurable gems.
with sets from…
neil luck
Friday 20th September 2019
at Iklectic Arts
Bom And His Magic Drumstick, the one-man band like no other, will also be joining us for the first time at Club Integral Midlands Branch. Expect surreal surprising super-duper songs and sellotape. "we love him" The BBC
£8 advanced tickets now on sale at or £10 on the door
Read a review of the gig here…
PsychoYogi – The music is a diverse mixture of instrumental colours, melodies, and words. The songs present social and political critique alongside personal moments and moods. In the words of Mike O’Toole (Beat Magazine) “Their sound is unparalleled and cannot be categorised. It is a rejection of docile adherence to a single musical style”. PsychoYogi are based in london and have been together for around three years with the current line up, which includes, Chris Ramsing, Guitar and vocals, Chris Sansom, Bass and vocals and Arnold Lane, Drums. The music is both challenging and accessible and is influenced by many musicians and composers including Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and many more. Check out their latest album Accident Prone here: https://psychoyogi.bandcamp.com/album/accident-prone https://www.psychoyogi.com/
Club Integral & Is Black Music Resonance FM Fundraiser Starring The Apathy Band (featuring Bob and Roberta Smith) Rita Braga Eugene Coyne Flameproof Moth Swordfish Art Terry and the Sex Madness Orchestra.
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The members are Beth, Bird, Hamish and Oli, and between them they play guitar, clarinet, banjo, drums, saxophone and coffee cup. http://thenaturecentre.com/
Also joining us is the wonderful psychedelic noise dream pop drone songstress bell lungs. An experimental vocalist and multi- instrumentalist from Scotland, she responds to and reflects the fractured world we live in. Her performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks and whoops, layered harmonies, baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings and noisebox mayhem. Bell Lungs creates meditative journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The Wire. https://bell-lungs.com/
Looking forward to avantgarde lo-fi experimental art pop poetry from Raiments, a Berlin-based avant garde musical collective, brainchild of lead vocalist and multi- instrumentalist Mano Camatsos. Mano’s unorthodox electric guitar style is inspired by hip hop, ethnological recordings and contemporary classical music. His abstract lyrics meet an ever rotating procession of strings, woodwinds, brass and electronics with a pleasing groove. https://raiments.bandcamp.com/album/in- painting
Very excited to welcome back The Nature Centre, who sit somewhere between punk, folk, prog, and The Bull Ring. The band plays three-minute pop songs, stuffed with ideas like a suitcase packed too late. The members are Beth, Bird, Hamish and Oli, and between them they play guitar, clarinet, banjo, drums, saxophone and coffee cup.
Kenny Process Team are long-time favourites of CIMB, whose music has been described as a 'joyful mélange, influenced by everything from ragtime to Beefheart to Congolese soukous'. After the sudden passing of guitarist and composer Simon King last year, member of Kenny Process Team and founder of Club Integral, Vacilando ’68 recordings are honouring him by releasing a remastered vinyl version of the classic cassette-only release, 'Trav’lin’ Light With… Kenny Process Team'. To promote the release KPT are embarking on a tour of UK at select venues, starting with Birmingham. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear them live. https://youtu.be/NGzBcLBH9sA http://www.kevinplummer.com What do you call an orange in the snow? Risen from the depths like a dazzling seed loaf, the founding fledglings of Inclementine (the gone-but-not-forgotten reprobates of non-pop) reunite at Club Integral Midlands to show us what they’ve learned in their years apart. Expect old and new from their post-sorrowful milieu… a tribute to beautifully wasted afternoons in the Capetonian Sun and stoic strolls thru fox-addled neighbourhoods. Expect strings, piano, bass, musical bows and three-part harmony. https://inclementine.bandcamp.com/ The Happy Couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago, express their love for the Norfolk idyll they've made their home. Expect peaceful duets for lap steel guitar and overtone instruments as they bring sounds of a rural Broadland to our industrial Midlands lounge. https://happycouplebroadlandexotica.bandcamp.com/ https://happycoupleisland.co.uk/ Poster design by Naomi Oppenheim at http://n-oppenheim.co.uk
22nd Febuary 2019 at The Edge
9th Febuary 2019 at Iklectic
Saturday 20 April 2019 from 20:00-23:00 at Iklectic   Club Integral presents   Kenny Process Team  Howie Reeve  & The Happy Couple   From 8pm.  Tickets £10/£7 on the door.
Club Integral Midlands Branch welcomes Misty's Big Adventure to launch their new compilation 'The Young Person's Guide To Misty's Big Adventure' on Friday 13th September - lucky for us! Misty's Big Adventure are an eight piece band from Birmingham led by Grandmaster Gareth. They are not like the other groups. Their music is a joyous mix of pop, ska, jazz, indie, psychedelia, folk, punk, lounge etc. They do not kowtow to fashion and the music industrial estate. They are like if Abba had been weird. They do not have a good looking frontman. John Peel called Grandmaster Gareth "The New God". Noddy Holder, Gruff Rhys and Sir Patrick Moore have made guest appearances on their recordings. They have performed all over the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Poland and Lithuania. They have toured with The Zutons, The Magic Numbers, The Guillemots, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Dodgy, The Bluetones and 50 Foot Wave. They plough their own furrow and other music journalist cliches. Grandmaster Gareth has collaborated with Broadcast, Pram, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson and appeared as a special guest for The Zutons on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2005. Then he went home. They have a dancing monster called Erotic Volvo. His only stage dive happened in Rudesheim, a small village in Germany. 10 Black Sabbath t-shirt wearing teenagers carried him around the room whilst the band played their third encore.
Club Integral Midlands Branch presented Misty’s Big Adventure & Bom And His Magic Drumstick Friday 13th September 2019 at the Edge
is a composer and performer and director based in London, interested in live performance, fallible bodies, the pathetic, theatre, the esoteric. His work often attempts to frame the act of music making as something curious, or weird, or useful, or spectacular in and of itself. He works with my own groups and others. He founded the experimental music theatre company ARCO. They have been making work for concert halls, galleries, publics, cities, broadcasters, festivals and ourselves nationally and internationally since 2008. He co-founded the artist cooperative and net-label squib-box with Adam de la Cour and Federico Reuben. squib-box is my most unpredictable and dangerous live outlet. They have released around 30 albums by underground and radical artists they work with. As a curator and producer he has organised a number of events and festivals which reflect his interests in performance, collaboration, and questions of taste, including one-offs (with ARCO, squib etc), series (e.g. BASIC with Nonclassical), two collaborative art-music festivals with Sam Belinfante (Notations 2008, The Voice and Nothing More), and a couple of interactive family art and performance weekenders with Tate Britain. He also makes and presents radio, having produced several series and individual programmes for Resonance FM (Drivetime Underground). He made an hour long radiophonic quasi-music drama for BBC Radio 3 to follow the Last night of the proms, and has served as a guest co-presenter for the same stations Hear & Now show a number of times.
maya yianni
is a SE London-based artist that adopts a DIY approach to her work. Maya's sound is unapologetic and frank, drawing inspiration from the menial and meaningful moments of life. In her early years she was surrounded by her father's vast and eclectic record collection, which included musical gems from many genres - jazz, punk, soul... the list goes on - all of which have had a fragmental influence on Maya's work and sound.
Club Integral Midlands Branch, Kushikatsu Records and Riot Season Records present the renowned ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. at The Edge, home of Friction Arts in Birmingham. Acid Mothers Temple Official Join the renowned masters of otherworldly improvisation psych as we move through space, time and other dimensions. The sprawling universe of that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music. Now with a history of over two decades, and a discography of over one hundred releases, which is not to mention the numerous solo and side-project releases which encompass everything from drone, acid-folk, acapella, to minimalist composition, the group show no signs of relenting in the pace of their creative energy. “Each pulsating, echo-drenched disco-rock groove excels the one before, ending in a collective instrumental howl: AMT are hot, sweaty cool sonic wizards” – The Guardian (5 stars) http://acidmothers.com/ https://riotseasonrecords.bandcamp.com/alb um/reverse-of-rebirth-in-universe
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Kamura Obscura Electro Haq123 DJ Sean Roe Sunday 13th October at the Edge
Kamura Obscura Electro One of Tokyo's most emotive and inventive singers, part of the women’s liberation movement, giving birth to the first Japanese feminist punk band, Mizutama Shobodan (Polkadot Fire Brigade), Japanese agit-prop feminist pioneers. They toured Japan and released two albums, the second of which, Manten ni Akai Hanabira (Red Petals Full in the Sky) was produced by Fred Frith. Kamura Obscura explores vocal experimentation, composition and improvisation incorporating enka, chanson and Japanese punk into original electronic and acoustic soundworlds. For this gig, Andrea Rocca, a human oscillator from sound wonderland of Baby Microbe Recording Studio, joins. "Synthesised melodies shift the atmosphere from B movie horror, past new age ambient and on to playful children’s song. Her second last composition is a Macedonian Lullaby, the melody of which is fused with lyrics from Japanese cradle song. As if to emphasise the music’s playfulness, the Iklectik house cat Toni wanders into the venue and walks around stage as Kamura performs" - The Wire, 2018 https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/alb um/speleology-kamura-obscura-live www.andrearocca.com Andrea Rocca Music Haq123 Heavy Metal Brummie power trio "supercharged on Haribo". Featuring Millie aged 9 on vocals. Zac aged 11 on drums and Dave aged well over 18 on bass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E77R7ES bXbM DJ sseeaann rrooee Photographer and musician who Lives in Stroud from whence he runs his record store Sound Records Stroud - specialising in unusual and rare items. For tonight’s event expect a selection of Japanese and experimental sounds.
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rita braga
Club Integral
A review of his latest album “Cream Machine” “Sometimes, the beauty of art lies within the things you can’t grip or comprehend. Sometimes, music which plays with both familiar elements and progressive, experimental ideas can reach this special beauty with the tensions those two contrasts provide. It’s kind of a struggle sometimes, but if the artist can strike the right balance, there is symbiosis to achieve. Belgian-born and now Berlin-resident Manu Louis is such an artist. ” Everything is noise (U.K.) 'Kermesse Machine' is a mountain of plastic glasses in the streets the morning after, a tropical digital marching band, a guy giving all he’s got at Karaoke because there's nowhere left to sing, a gypsy virtuoso playing synth with a trumpet sound. Since 2015, he has performed solo more than 80 times everywhere in Europe and Asia accompanied by a crowd of electronic instruments and video projections. Manu also composes and performs for/with the 30-piece Orchestra Vivo and Fanfares. His past projects include Funk Sinatra and The Music for Gardens.
is a singer, performer and multi- instrumentalist from Lisbon, based in Porto. She performs solo and sometimes collaboratively an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as original compositions and soundtracks. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her career.
Belgian avant-pop musician Manu Louis London-based singer/writer Maya Yianni Multi-lingual cross-genre ukulele-playing songwriter Rita Braga Composer and Performance Artist Neil Luck
manu louis
08.03.19 at Iklectic Arts Waterloo.
After the passing away of guitarist/ composer Simon King last year, Vacilando ’68 recordings are honouring him by releasing a remastered vinyl version of the classic cassette only release, “Trav’lin’ light With… Kenny Process Team”. To promote the release KPT are embarking on a tour of UK at select venues. Confirmed dates as follows: 19th April Club Integral Midlands Branch 20th April Club Integral Iklectik London 2nd June Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective (With Eugene Chadbourne) 15th June Resonance fm The Hello Goodbye Show and The Newsagents 18th October Café Oto – Resonance FM fundraiser
8th February 2018
12 th April 2018
featured The Apathy Band Rita Braga Eugene Coyne Flameproof Moth Swordfish Art Terry and the Sex Madness Orchestra.
Looking forward to avantgarde lo-fi experimental art pop poetry from Raiments, a Berlin-based avant garde musical collective, brainchild of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mano Camatsos. Mano’s unorthodox electric guitar style is inspired by hip hop, ethnological recordings and contemporary classical music. His abstract lyrics meet an ever rotating procession of strings, woodwinds, brass and electronics with a pleasing groove. https://raiments.bandcamp.com/album/in-painting
Also joining us is the wonderful psychedelic noise dream pop drone songstress bell lungs. An experimental vocalist and multi- instrumentalist from Scotland, she responds to and reflects the fractured world we live in. Her performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks and whoops, layered harmonies, baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings and noisebox mayhem. Bell Lungs creates meditative journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The Wire. https://bell-lungs.com/
Club Integral at The Edge February 22nd 2019
Very excited to welcome back The Nature Centre, who sit somewhere between punk, folk, prog, and The Bull Ring. The band plays three-minute pop songs, stuffed with ideas like a suitcase packed too late. The members are Beth, Bird, Hamish and Oli, and between them they play guitar, clarinet, banjo, drums, saxophone and coffee cup. The members are Beth, Bird, Hamish and Oli, and between them they play guitar, clarinet, banjo, drums, saxophone and coffee cup. http://thenaturecentre.com/
KENNY PROCESS TEAM Twenty five years is an unusually long time between albums, but nothing is ever straightforward with Kenny Process Team. Their magnificent 1994 debut, “Surfin’ With…” was recorded as a three- piece, with guitarist Kev Plummer, bassist Matt Armstrong and drummer Dave Ross occupying the three corners of a perpetually skewed triangle. Shortly after its release they were joined on guitar by Simon King, who brought with him a rhythmic energy, a new palette of tonal colours and a dominating stage presence. Their wonderful performances oscillated between thunderous urgency and intricate delicacy; this mono cassette recording of a 1996 show captures that incarnation of the band at their very best. “Bundle”, the album opener, establishes the blueprint. Ross and Armstrong, the most imaginative of rhythm sections, build Escher- like structures for the band to play on, ever-shifting and indefinable. Plummer’s arresting and evocative themes are chased backwards and forwards by King, occasionally becoming caught in his grasp before triumphantly wriggling free. This joyful mélange, influenced by everything from ragtime to Beefheart to Congolese soukous, has great immediacy while remaining curiously enigmatic. “Fantastic Four” sounds like the catchiest tune imaginable, but can you hum it? The unexpected semitonal shifts of “Tug” add an eerie element to an otherwise tranquil lullaby. “The Romans” and “Open Sesame”, reprised from the debut album, are delivered with an effortless flourish, while the baffling twists of “The Song We Don’t Like” see the band trapped in a maze of their own construction. The concert ends with “Tantrum”, where King cuts loose with the most improbable and yet somehow perfect lead guitar lines, while his bandmates offer their support with an insistent, one-legged rhythm. And then it’s all over. A great many concerts are recorded on the off-chance; very few stand up to repeated listening. This, however, is a true masterpiece. Rhodri Marsden HOWIE REEVE New album 'Not So Secret Garden' out now on Red Wig (Germany) and Mon Cul (France). Solo acoustic bass and singing; third album, 'smaller, now' (February 2016) is a joint release with The Audacious Art Experiment (UK) and Red Wig (Germany). 7" of bass duets with Minutemen/Stooges legend Mike Watt was released in September 2015. “As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List) "Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead) “Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald) "Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk and free jazz. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes) HAPPY COUPLE The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on strings and David Ross on Jew’s Harp and Mouthbow. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago. The pair live at the southernmost tip of Epping Forest, where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. www.happycoupleisland.co.uk
Saturday 20 April 2019 from 20:00-23:00 at Iklectic
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Club Integral & Is Black Music Resonance FM Fundraiser Thursday February 7 2019
At Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Lambeth North, London SE1 7LG.
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PsychoYogi The music is a diverse mixture of instrumental colours, melodies, and words. The songs present social and political critique alongside personal moments and moods. In the words of Mike O’Toole (Beat Magazine) “Their sound is unparalleled and cannot be categorised. It is a rejection of docile adherence to a single musical style”. PsychoYogi are based in london and have been together for around three years with the current line up, which includes, Chris Ramsing, Guitar and vocals, Chris Sansom, Bass and vocals and Arnold Lane, Drums. The music is both challenging and accessible and is influenced by many musicians and composers including Frank Zappa, King Crimson, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Gentle Giant, Bach, Bartok and many more. Check out their latest album Accident Prone here: https://psychoyogi.bandcamp.com/album/accident-prone https://www.psychoyogi.com/
And for the first time at CIMB we welcome DJ Rome, co- organiser of Moseley Record Fair and DJ at Moseley Folk Festival who will be digging into his box of leftfield tunes to keep toes tapping and heads bobbing.
manu louis
A review of his latest album “Cream Machine” “Sometimes, the beauty of art lies within the things you can’t grip or comprehend. Sometimes, music which plays with both familiar elements and progressive, experimental ideas can reach this special beauty with the tensions those two contrasts provide. It’s kind of a struggle sometimes, but if the artist can strike the right balance, there is symbiosis to achieve. Belgian-born and now Berlin-resident Manu Louis is such an artist. ” Everything is noise (U.K.) Since 2015, he has performed solo more than 80 times everywhere in Europe and Asia accompanied by a crowd of electronic instruments and video projections. Manu also composes and performs for/with the 30-piece Orchestra Vivo and Fanfares. His past projects include Funk Sinatra and The Music for Gardens.
Club Integral Midlands Branch Kushikatsu Records & Riot Season Records presented Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Kamura Obscura Electro Haq123 DJ Sean Roe Sunday 13th October at the Edge
Club Integral Midlands Branch, Kushikatsu Records and Riot Season Records present the renowned ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. at The Edge, home of Friction Arts in Birmingham. Acid Mothers Temple Official Join the renowned masters of otherworldly improvisation psych as we move through space, time and other dimensions. The sprawling universe of that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music. Now with a history of over two decades, and a discography of over one hundred releases, which is not to mention the numerous solo and side-project releases which encompass everything from drone, acid-folk, acapella, to minimalist composition, the group show no signs of relenting in the pace of their creative energy. “Each pulsating, echo-drenched disco-rock groove excels the one before, ending in a collective instrumental howl: AMT are hot, sweaty cool sonic wizards” – The Guardian (5 stars) http://acidmothers.com/ https://riotseasonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/reverse-of- rebirth-in-universe Kamura Obscura Electro One of Tokyo's most emotive and inventive singers, part of the women’s liberation movement, giving birth to the first Japanese feminist punk band, Mizutama Shobodan (Polkadot Fire Brigade), Japanese agit-prop feminist pioneers. They toured Japan and released two albums, the second of which, Manten ni Akai Hanabira (Red Petals Full in the Sky) was produced by Fred Frith. Kamura Obscura explores vocal experimentation, composition and improvisation incorporating enka, chanson and Japanese punk into original electronic and acoustic soundworlds. For this gig, Andrea Rocca, a human oscillator from sound wonderland of Baby Microbe Recording Studio, joins. "Synthesised melodies shift the atmosphere from B movie horror, past new age ambient and on to playful children’s song. Her second last composition is a Macedonian Lullaby, the melody of which is fused with lyrics from Japanese cradle song. As if to emphasise the music’s playfulness, the Iklectik house cat Toni wanders into the venue and walks around stage as Kamura performs" - The Wire, 2018 https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/speleology- kamura-obscura-live www.andrearocca.com Andrea Rocca Music Haq123 Heavy Metal Brummie power trio "supercharged on Haribo". Featuring Millie aged 9 on vocals. Zac aged 11 on drums and Dave aged well over 18 on bass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E77R7ESbXbM DJ sseeaann rrooee Photographer and musician who Lives in Stroud from whence he runs his record store Sound Records Stroud - specialising in unusual and rare items. For tonight’s event expect a selection of Japanese and experimental sounds.
is a singer, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon, based in Porto. She performs solo and sometimes collaboratively an unusual repertoire of songs in over ten languages, as well as original compositions and soundtracks. From time to time, she receives insight from cartoon personalities in her dreams (such as Bugs Bunny) on how to conduct her career.
rita braga
maya yianni
is a SE London-based artist that adopts a DIY approach to her work. Maya's sound is unapologetic and frank, drawing inspiration from the menial and meaningful moments of life. In her early years she was surrounded by her father's vast and eclectic record collection, which included musical gems from many genres - jazz, punk, soul... the list goes on - all of which have had a fragmental influence on Maya's work and sound.
Club Integral Midlands Branch welcomes Misty's Big Adventure to launch their new compilation 'The Young Person's Guide To Misty's Big Adventure' on Friday 13th September - lucky for us! Misty's Big Adventure are an eight piece band from Birmingham led by Grandmaster Gareth. They are not like the other groups. Their music is a joyous mix of pop, ska, jazz, indie, psychedelia, folk, punk, lounge etc. They do not kowtow to fashion and the music industrial estate. They are like if Abba had been weird. They do not have a good looking frontman. John Peel called Grandmaster Gareth "The New God". Noddy Holder, Gruff Rhys and Sir Patrick Moore have made guest appearances on their recordings. They have performed all over the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Poland and Lithuania. They have toured with The Zutons, The Magic Numbers, The Guillemots, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Dodgy, The Bluetones and 50 Foot Wave. They plough their own furrow and other music journalist cliches. Grandmaster Gareth has collaborated with Broadcast, Pram, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson and appeared as a special guest for The Zutons on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2005. Then he went home. They have a dancing monster called Erotic Volvo. His only stage dive happened in Rudesheim, a small village in Germany. 10 Black Sabbath t-shirt wearing teenagers carried him around the room whilst the band played their third encore. Bom And His Magic Drumstick, the one-man band like no other, will also be joining us for the first time at Club Integral Midlands Branch. Expect surreal surprising super-duper songs and sellotape. "we love him" The BBC We also welcome DJ Andy Skank to play an eclectic vinyl mix of Afro, Disco, tropical rhythms and funky global grooves. .
Ask The White are Isobel Blank (Ant Lion, Isobi, Vestfalia), artist and songwriter, and Simone Lanari (Ant Lion, Walden Waltz, Sycamore Age), producer and composer. Their first album together “Sum and subtraction” has been released on the 12th October 2018 on LP by Ammiratore Omonimo Records (AOR), a label created and managed in Rome by vonneumann. The album will then be released on CD in Japan in 2019 for Athor Harmonics, Kenichi Mori’s label and music production studio based in Tokyo. Their music is deeply rooted in the folk tradition, but at the same time is open to the wildest contamination, offering a sophisticated sonic palette. Ask The White’s songs are marked by dense and minimal guitar fingerpicking, intertwined with electronics and electroacoustic elements. Intimate lyrical melodies cyclically evolve into two voices harmonies, as arrangements expand and develop dynamically creating extremely pleasurable gems.
Club Integral at Iklectik Friday 8th March 2019 with Ask The White & PsychoYogi
Kenny Process Team Howie Reeve & The Happy Couple
This will be a special evening at Club Integral Midlands Branch, with three live acts reuniting / reforming / returning to play for us at The Edge in Birmingham. £5 tickets available now: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/468428 Kenny Process Team are long-time favourites of CIMB, whose music has been described as a 'joyful mélange, influenced by everything from ragtime to Beefheart to Congolese soukous'. After the sudden passing of guitarist and composer Simon King last year, member of Kenny Process Team and founder of Club Integral, Vacilando ’68 recordings are honouring him by releasing a remastered vinyl version of the classic cassette-only release, 'Trav’lin’ Light With… Kenny Process Team'. To promote the release KPT are embarking on a tour of UK at select venues, starting with Birmingham. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear them live. https://youtu.be/NGzBcLBH9sA http://www.kevinplummer.com What do you call an orange in the snow? Risen from the depths like a dazzling seed loaf, the founding fledglings of Inclementine (the gone-but-not- forgotten reprobates of non-pop) reunite at Club Integral Midlands to show us what they’ve learned in their years apart. Expect old and new from their post-sorrowful milieu… a tribute to beautifully wasted afternoons in the Capetonian Sun and stoic strolls thru fox-addled neighbourhoods. Expect strings, piano, bass, musical bows and three-part harmony. https://inclementine.bandcamp.com/ The Happy Couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago, express their love for the Norfolk idyll they've made their home. Expect peaceful duets for lap steel guitar and overtone instruments as they bring sounds of a rural Broadland to our industrial Midlands lounge. https://happycouplebroadlandexotica.bandcamp.com/ https://happycoupleisland.co.uk/ Poster design by Naomi Oppenheim at http://n-oppenheim.co.uk
at Iklectic Arts
Friday 20th September 2019
with sets from…
Belgian avant-pop musician Manu Louis London-based singer/writer Maya Yianni Multi-lingual cross-genre ukulele-playing songwriter Rita Braga Composer and Performance Artist Neil Luck
Friday April 19th 2019 - The Edge, Birmingham
neil luck
He co-founded the artist cooperative and net-label squib-box with Adam de la Cour and Federico Reuben. squib-box is my most unpredictable and dangerous live outlet. They have released around 30 albums by underground and radical artists they work with. As a curator and producer he has organised a number of events and festivals which reflect his interests in performance, collaboration, and questions of taste, including one-offs (with ARCO, squib etc), series (e.g. BASIC with Nonclassical), two collaborative art-music festivals with Sam Belinfante (Notations 2008, The Voice and Nothing More), and a couple of interactive family art and performance weekenders with Tate Britain. He also makes and presents radio, having produced several series and individual programmes for Resonance FM (Drivetime Underground). He made an hour long radiophonic quasi-music drama for BBC Radio 3 to follow the Last night of the proms, and has served as a guest co-presenter for the same stations Hear & Now show a number of times.
Club Integral Midlands Branch presents Misty’s Big Adventure & Bom And His Magic Drumstick Friday 13th September 2019 at the Edge
After the passing away of guitarist/ composer Simon King last year, Vacilando ’68 recordings are honouring him by releasing a remastered vinyl version of the classic cassette only release, “Trav’lin’ light With… Kenny Process Team”. To promote the release KPT are embarking on a tour of UK at select venues. Confirmed dates as follows: 19th April Club Integral Midlands Branch 20th April Club Integral Iklectik London 2nd June Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective (With Eugene Chadbourne) 15th June Resonance fm The Hello Goodbye Show and The Newsagents 18th October Café Oto – Resonance FM fundraiser
£8 advanced tickets now on sale at or £10 on the door