Following on from the huge success of its debut back in May, Viola Nights hosts its second event at the Whirled Art Cinema on the 27th July, featuring two exciting artists with a very different take on electronic music.
From a small village in the Swedish countryside, bringing what could be described as Northern Lights folk-tronica, come girl/boy duo The Deer Tracks. Their gorgeous sound is like some elfin telex from another universe, an electromagnetic mist of melodies and harmonic noise. Critically acclaimed 2008 debut album ‘Aurora’ received stellar reviews across the board includingThe Guardian and NME.
The band then reached an even larger audience with a full song placement in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy.
They will shortly release their second long player ‘The Archer Triology Pt 2’ as part of a trio of releases.
“The Deer Tracks combine folk-ishly delicate melodies with glitch techno techniques.” The Guardian
“Beautiful and ethereal songs that are epic in both scope and, occasionally, length.” The Fly
Gyratory System is the sound of electronica played by clockwork and steam-powered sequencers.
Combining acoustic and electronic sounds they draw on sources from post-punk, to jazz, to Krautrock, to early house music.
Two albums to date, ‘The Sound-Board Breathes’, 2009 + ‘New Harmony’, 2011 have met with great critical praise and substantial radio support. The band has toured the UK extensively.
When not creating Gyratory System’s blend of heavily treated wind instruments, synths and processed percussion, producer/trumpeter Dr. Blick is a constitutional historian and author who once worked at No. 10 Downing Street. His diverse musical background includes work with artists such as Damo Suzuki of Can, David Gedge of the Wedding Present and drum n’ bass DJ Grooverider.
“oddly delightful…brain tinglingly electrifying” – NME live review
“gorgeous” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6music
“If David Cronenberg had managed to create his own BBC Radiophonic Workshop to score his films, their music might have sounded something like Gyratory System…a collection of little jewels… ” The Quietus
“Mind-boggingly brilliant bonkers electronica” – Huw Stephens, 1FM
£6 advance tickets 7.30pm, Wednesday 27 July @ Whirled Art Cinema, London