A dark night of experimentation, vocal paganism & ritualistic noise.
VERA BREMERTON (UK)
Italian-born and originally trained as a pianist and a singer, Vera Bremerton was influenced by classical music in terms of harmony and polyphony; after moving to London she fell in love with the harshest styles of industrial, noise, avantgarde music. With these two different roots in mind she creates aggressive electronic sonic carpets studded with pounding techno beats and unashamedly symphonic elements. At the same time she has dramatically extended her vocal skills in the realm of experimental vocalism: counting Diamanda Galàs, Maria Callas and Meredith Monk among her muses, Vera uses different timbres, effects and an 4-octaves vocal range. Her songs have become a vessel for the irrational and the Dionysian and she has performed them in clubs around the UK, Italy, Germany and Holland. She has released two albums, “Elemental” and “Synaptica”. Recently Vera has shifted to a feminist techno-noise side project called Viy. By means of multiple layers of harsh techno beats, noise drones, strident samples of high-pitched screams, Viy wants to denounce the indifference and hypocrisy the issue of sexual abuse is treated with by the media, religion and the public. These tracks have been highly successful in several techno nights.
ESPECTRA NEGRA (MEXICO)
Solo project by Verónica Mota who also operates as Cubop (active since 2005) in the underground industrial noise & avant-garde scene Berlin's. Her first album "Savage Justice" was released at Schlagstrom festival 2013 which is one of the best industrial festivals in Germany. This album got such an excellent resonance that she has become now one of the best international female (solo) noise & industrial projects including Pharmakon(US), Puce Mary (DK) or Dry Greed(UK), to mention some. What makes her sound works authentic is her constant sonic research on Shamanic and Ritualistic music. A fascinating tool she uses to exorcise her audience.
This year Espectra Negra's second album "Alchemy & Death" is certainly very promising, and it will be release by the cult Japanese label Lust Vessel who offered her a permanent contract (home label) from 2014 on. She has a large amount of sound works as Cubop which are now been printed also by Lust Vessel as a Three Volume Archival Works. Her printed releases are plenty including a tribute compilation to COIL (UK).
Currently Espectra Negra is working on a split tape with Instinct Primal (dark ambient master) from Czech Republic, and also a new one with the legend solo project TZII from Belgium.
SLOW SLOW LORIS (US)
"The slow loris species is considered vulnerable or endangered. They are believed to be the gatekeepers for the heavens and are used in traditional medicine to ward off evil but a slow loris's life is not a happy one, for it is continually seeing ghosts; that is why it hides its face in its hands."
Slow Slow Loris played their debut show at the Schlagstrom Festival 2014 and is part of its compilation CD. As well as playing several shows in the Berlin underground scene, they made a brief but well-received US east cost tour, played several European cities, and recently finished a US west coast tour. They just released their first Slow Slow Loris album, From Monster till Mourning on Staaltape. Both ANY and G6PD have a long history of touring, recording and performing.
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