Rashamon: An unreliable narrator updates his most recent album
Hannya White: Symphonic instrumentation with bass turbulence
Alien Alarms: Human herded generative glitch
Rashamon was formed by Lee Hume in Brighton around 2002 as a mainly laptop serving up skewed melodic, glitched pop with hip hop and post rock leanings. There have been a number of releases on the Dizzy Tiger, Passive Aggressive and Highpoint Lowlife labels over the years with an active output via Soundcloud.
After a long period of quiet, in 2022 Rashamon released their third full length album, the jokingly titled ‘A Return to Form’. For this album, Lee decided to eschew the laptop and composed and mastered all the tracks using only his iPhone. Aiming for his most melodic and accessible work yet, Lee pulled in his main eighties synth pop influences and ran them through the ringer.
Live, Rashamon will be continuing the unreliable narrator theme and condensing and updating their latest tracks with a touch of brooding menace.
Hannya White: ‘I do music, I make paintings. See you out in the world’
The London-based artist, is creating an unusual combination of the playful and dystopian. She fuses symphonic instrumentation with deep-bass-resonating synth turbulence. Her live performance carries you through a fog, while cutting and surprising sounds and melodies, slurring unpredictable sound in a blurred landscape. Like Alice in Wonderland, following a white spaceship.
Her recent EP ‘No Preview’ was selected by two leading BBC producers as release of the month, following Hannya White curating the Freak Zone Playlist and chosen by Bandcamp as ‘New & Notable’.
Alien Alarms combine poetry, prose, philosophy and found sounds with live, improvised generative rhythms, beat chopping and custom software to make music about love, loss, technology and society for the head, the feet and the heart.
Symmetrical Forces creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions
Thursday 2nd February 2023 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA