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The Old Church
Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES London, United Kingdom
Cerebrating the release of the singer-songwriter experimentalist, Grimm Grimm's new album «Cliffhanger». Laetitia Sadier, former lead vocalist and cofounder of the legendary avant-pop band Stereolab will also be playing her solo material. Visual by London-based artist Daisy Dickinson. This special intimate event will be held at The Old Church in Stoke Newington.
Grimm Grimm is the musical moniker of London-based Tokyo-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Koichi Yamanoha. Yamanoha's debut Grimm Grimm EP, Kazega Fuitara Sayonara, was released in late 2014 via Charlotte Marionneau and Kevin Shields’ Pickpocket Records, followed by his debut album, Hazy Eyes Maybe, on ATP Record...ings in 2015. His forthcoming sophomore album, Cliffhanger, will be released by Some Other Planet in partnership with Kartel Music Group in June 2018.
Cliffhanger features otherworldly forays into baroque folk, futurist lyricism and electroacoustic oddities. There are opaque, semi-conscious pop deconstructions such as 'Afraid' or 'Take Me Down to Coney Island'. 'Ballad of a Cell Membrane' is comparable to the sonic fragility of Syd Barrett's later recordings and the cosmic folk leanings of Vashti Bunyan, while 'Orange Coloured Everywhere' and 'Diagonal Green' take their cues from early Radiophonic Workshop experiments, detuned organs and gauzy field recordings awash, akin to the acid washed pop of Animal Collective. At its most abstract Cliffhanger is a sonic soundscape evocative of the soundtrack music of a 1960's John Frankenheimer thriller, these are set in contrast with touching and expansive minimal acoustic ballads included here. Still Smiling', 'Final World War' and Yamanoha's cover of The Misfit’s 'Hybrid Movement' are highlights on an LP which is both nostalgic and contemporary in equal measure.
A French musician best known as the singer of the British avant-pop band Stereolab. For almost 20 years, Laetitia Sadier fronted the dazzlingly retro-futuristic Stereolab, and she also made room to indulge in a playful dream-pop side project, Monade.
Her debut solo album, 'The Trip', was released in 2010. In 2012 she released her second solo album entitled 'Silencio' and Something Shines was released in 2014. Sound hypnotic vocals, sweet melodies, timeless songs. Something Shines was released in 2014 via Drag City. Sadier released the 2017 album Find Me Finding You under the name, 'Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble'.
Daisy Dickinson Films (Visual)
Daisy Dickinson is a London-based director/visual artist whose work involves experimental short film, music video, projected installation and live visual performance. She is one half of audio/visual collaboration ‘Adrena Adrena’ with ex-Boredom’s drummer E-da Kazuhisa and is currently working as a visual addition to 90s post-rock group Seefeel. Dickinson’s visuals have been described as ‘magmatic and sulphurous, cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.
Man From Uranus
Open at 19:30
Start at 20:00