Thursday 2nd May at the Rossi Bar: Kinga Janicka / IOM / Faex Optim

Kinga Janicka: Improvised intense bass and thundering beats across genres
IOM: post-industrial sound processing and experimentation
Faex Optim: Dusty Post-electronic music

Kinga Janicka is an electronic music producer originally from Poland but now resident in London. Blending sounds from across genres, their unique style of improvisational music production generates intense bass and thundering beats that will get the entire floor moving.

Edinburgh based artist Faex Optim worked under the radar for years on downtempo electronica until releasing Crystal Pleasures in 2023, with a change of focus and more up-tempo style. His music lies somewhere between 90s Warp-esque IDM and modern organic techno, resulting in a fusion of lush chords and driving beats.
Often noted for crisp drums and cloudy synths, Faex Optim makes driving IDM electronica that’s not out of place on either the headphone commute or the club floor.

IOM is the solo project from Iker Ormazabal. Born in Vitoria in 1981, he started playing at the end of the decade of the 90s. Interested in sound design from the early stages of his musical career, he toured extensively as a keyboard/sample player with pop and rock bands during the first half of the 2000s.
Shortly after, he moved to Barcelona where became involved with the experimental music scene. Currently, his music dwells in post-industrial, techno and dub territories with a strong focus on sound processing and experimentation. Synthesizers, drum machines, guitars, and vocals are recorded, then woven together with ambient field recordings, samples, and custom-crafted effects. This creates a foundation of solid, rhythmic pulsations overlaid by evolving layers of dense, dark sounds, contorted melodies, and manipulated vocal tracks

Chris [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.

The Rossi Bar is a small grade II building, and they are restricted with how they can improve access for anyone with mobility issues. The live music venue is located in the basement, which can only be accessed by a short spiral staircase. More accessibility information and images of the venue are in this document:

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Thursday 2nd May 2024 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA