Sunday, 14 October 2012

Al Doum & the Faryds, Ichi, Snails - Cafe Kino, Friday 9th November

The positive force
is the deep force that moves everything
You don't know,
but it leads you to the future choice
of peace and harmony.
Space travellers crashing in outta nowhere. Delighted to have Al Doum & the Faryds stopping by in Bristol on their first ever UK tour. Channeling the spirits of all your favourite cosmic explorers (Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders...), the Faryds’ sound is a hot bath of exotic groove and sweet-smelling freak-out. Come and immerse yourself…
While the six-piece hail from northern Italy, their sonics range across continental divides. Drawing on percussive tribal rhythms, highlife guitar licks, eastern winds, desert blues and, particularly, the more psychedelicised end of Arabian musics, the resultant sound is somewhere between the most liquid-grooved Embryo/Sunburned/No-Neck jams and the wilder reaches of the Sublime Frequencies catalogue.
Following last year’s private-pressed eponymous LP, their new album, Positive Force,Is co-released next month by Black Sweat Records (the band’s own label) and Glasgow’s Julia Dream Recordings (new art-label run by Andrew Ross, correspondent for the legendary Volcanic Tongue record shop).
Al Doum & the Faryds live is an experience not to be missed: transcendental and intoxicating, music for the mind and body. Feel the positive force.

Support on the evening comes from one-man-band phenomenon, Ichi.
 Hailing from Nagoya, Japan, but now based (at least part-time) in Bristol, Ichi is one of the most exciting and unlikely live performers you’re ever likely to witness. At once playful and totally sincere, Ichi takes the concept of one-man-band to its most fantastic illogical conclusion. With tape-loops, steel drum, ping-pong balls, trumpet, balloons, alarm clocks and a whole arsenal of further home-made devices, Ichi’s live sets are truly magical and guaranteed to leave you blown away.
Opening proceedings, it is our pleasure to welcome Bristol’s own Snails. A duo of Dan Weltman (Hollowbody) and Mog Fry (the Wraiths), Snails initially formed to soundtrack a budget slasher movie involving a homicidal nun. Sadly no Baftas resulted, but this bonding process led to the creation of several more lost soundtracks, and a beautiful 7” release on top underground folk label Great Pop Supplement. Evoking influences as diverse as Moondog, Basil Kirchin and Clive Palmer, their sound is sweet and melancholy; lonely and comforting.
Sitting in a conservatory, heavily blanketed, during a rainstorm, watching snails climbing on the roof.
All this at Café Kino, Stokes Croft.
Just £5 adv.
For tickets: The Here Shop or Bristol Ticket Shop

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