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James Welburn's Hold & )))))((((( feat. Alex Kasses

  • mo.e Vienna 4 Thelemangasse Wien, Wien, 1170 Austria (map)

James Welburn – Hold - Released by Miasmah – May 2015

James Welburn has been playing bass guitar in avant-rock bands in London since the early 90’s, and later studied sound art before working in the film sound design industry. This was followed by 10 years submerged in the latest software developments in Berlin whilst escaping into the cities rich experimental scene at night. Since then Welburn combines and modifies deconstructed electric bass guitar sounds with abstract software processing. Sometimes performing solo live sets, featuring ambient landscapes of noisy drones, diminished tones, clangs and distorted bass. In addition he has played with Australian experimental jazz drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) in the band Transmit since 2009. Buck also appears on James ́s debut album "Hold"."Like watching a massive twisting fire slowly fading into the open skies, accompanied by a drum section so repetitive yet mind bending that you're unsure if it's ever going to stop. This is how Hold starts off, leaving you catching for your breath before the album has even reached the second track.James Welburn steps into the ashes covered in drones and noise together with drumming partner Tony Buck (The Necks), producing a debut album crushingly epic. Hailing from the UK, but located in both Berlin (DE) and Lillehammer (NO), James has been on a path to catch the perfect drone through the last years, playing an abundance of underground drone and noise sets in Berlin and Norway. This can be heard on Hold, though set in an impressively produced setting closer to a recent Swans record rather than the raw noise of those early live shows.

“Full of sounds and structures to get lost in, to bathe in the layers and wade through the textures that Welburn constructs with consummate skill... marks him out as a solo artist and collaborationist to watch." -The Quietus

It's hard to label the album too much in one style, as it shifts and turns into parts inspired by everything from Shoegaze to Black Metal, all set in a state of endless repetition." - Miasmah, 2015

Support:

)))))(((((
Margaret Unknown; guitar, voice
Markus Krispel; reeds
Alex Kasses; drums

Earlier Event: November 5
voodoo jürgens & das krachmandlorchester
Later Event: November 30
umami-exp#22