Passive/Aggressive

Exploded View – The art of cool (live review)

English Kritik June 17 2018 explodedview

Review of Exploded View @ Loppen, 5.6.2018 by Ivna Franic.

Last week’s Exploded View concert at Loppen was one of those gigs you could have easily missed out on, be it because you weren’t aware it was happening or because the band’s name didn’t ring a bell in the first place. But perhaps that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

The band’s frontwoman Anika has several acclaimed releases behind her – including Exploded View’s 2016 album for Sacred Bones, as well as her own debut LP recorded with Geoff Barrow’s (of Portishead fame) band Beak> and last year’s intriguing collaboration with Shackleton on Behind the Glass LP. In spite of some pretty impressive references, Annika Henderson – also known simply as Anika – had always seemed to prefer to maintain a low profile, representing an anomaly of sorts in contemporary music landscape. The Berlin/UK musician’s project Exploded View is a four-piece band assembled in Mexico City: apart from the regular members Hugo Quezada and Martin Thulin, this time the band was joined by Paulina Lasa. Læs resten

”Collision With an Insignificant City” – Et øjebliksbillede af Aarhus’ undergrund i fuldt flor

Blog Kritik April 21 2016 yung-11

Anmeldelse af Daniel Niebuhr

Collision With an Insignificant City var navnet på den aarhusianske engangsforestilling, som løb af stablen i forbindelse med sidste års udgave af snart hedengangne Pop Revo. Arrangementet – hvis formål var at hylde byens blomstrende musikalske undergrund, der gennem de senere par år har fået tilsat en ordentlig omgang progress – er nu klar som liveudgivelse.

Det er uden tvivl en lang række af de mest iørefaldende og interessante navne fra de breddegrader, som er samlet under CWaIC-fanen, hvor i alt 13 aktørers respektive bidrag til den halvanden time lange forestilling er blevet indkapslet. Death/noise/free-jazz/rocksekstetten Narcosatanicos får lov til at stå for første indslag med ”Nausea”, der ligeledes er at finde på gruppens debut fra 2014. På ”Collision With an Insignificant City” nyder nummeret rent faktisk godt af det uforfalskede og mere direkte livemix, der fungerer som katalysator for Narcosatanicos’ destruktive kaosagenda. Læs resten