2nd May at the Rossi Bar: Robyn Steward / Xylitol / Zero Map / Zener Breakdown

Robyn Steward
Psychedelic space trumpeters

The London based psychedelic space trumpeter joins us for her Spirit of Gravity debut.

Lo-fi synth-core

Xylitol is the long-running lo-fi synth-core project of artist and actor Catherine Backhouse. With a battery of casiotone keyboards and still using the same copy of Fruity Loops given to her in 2005 by poet, musician and flaneur Edmund Davie, Xylitol’s music channels the fiery brutalism of early grime, minimal-wave and the potting shed electronics of unsung tape-music pioneers such as FC Judd. She has soundtracked radio plays and films by Peter Strickland (who also released her second 7″ EP ‘Kunst Ist Tot’ in 2013) and Piaou Xie, collaborated with Sculpture, Belbury Poly (Ghost Box) and industrial music legends Nocturnal Emissions and recorded split releases with Gloria Gloucestershire and Libbe Matz Gang. Her 2015 mixtape “The Pavilion Is Half Finished” was described by Simon Reynolds as “glorious […] drifting between radiophonia, sinogrime, Aphex […]” while her current work explores shifting notions of class and identity under neoliberalism, drawing on elements of UK garage, oi! and the chanson tradition.

The Zero Map
10th Anniversary Show

…”thought provoking and mind expanding” – Avant Music News
“The sounds themselves are never less than engaging and often very lovely” – Wire Magazine
“If spooky, atmosphere-heavy (and I mean: VERY heavy) and heady electronic music is into your alley, The Zero Map is very well worth checking out” – Weed Temple

Zener Breakdown
Improv electronic/noise

Zener Breakdown is a new Improvised electronics and noise duo from Jason Hotchkiss, notorious creator of the Tesla Organ, and Chris Calcutt.

Thursday 2nd May 2019 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA