Artur Rojek invites you to tonight's concerts

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2011-09-09

It is still possible to attend the Scary Monsters and Super Creeps concerts. Free entrance cards can be obtained in the Accreditation Pavilion in front of the Centennial Hall.
Today's line-up: K-X-P, Slagsmålsklubben, Tim Exile.

K-X-P, 18:00

An experimental trio, playing what they call “doom-dance” – a mixture of dance rhythms and dark electronic soundscapes. Together they form a rare explosive mix, their music is sophisticated and, thanks to the catchiness of their tracks, very accessible at the same time.
 
I saw them, heard them, and thought: “Amazing! I’ll take it!” They’re definitely not jumping on any bandwagons – they’re not copying or mimicking anyone. There’s a lot of gloom, trance, and ruthlessness about them. Audiences are in for a really big surprise.
Artur Rojek, a curator of the programme Scary Monsters and Super Creeps.

Slagsmålsklubben, 22:00

The craziest electronic musicians in all of Sweden. Members of Slagsmålsklubben openly say that they have no musical training and can’t play any instruments. They use synthesizers, drum machines and samplers.

Slagsmålsklubben is a Swedish collective of dynamic madmen whose music is inspired as much by electro as it is by psychedelic dance. I haven’t heard a whole album, just a handful of songs, but I’ve seen them live and they were a volcano of mad, positive energy. That was enough for me to know that they would fit right into Friday’s lineup.
Artur Rojek, a curator of the programme Scary Monsters and Super Creeps.

Tim Exile, 23.45

Tim Shaw (Exile is his stage name) talented electronic music producer, a philosopher by education, a skilled computer programmer; in other words, a true Renaissance Man. Shaw started making music during the drum’n’bass craze. Bored with playing DJ sets and creating music that sounded like beats created by other artists, Shaw started writing software for Native Instruments, tried his hand at diverse musical styles and made use of his musical education.

His concerts are impressive performances. Although he is a classically trained cellist, prepared electronics are the dominating element in his music. His performances feature insane sets, and he often dresses up in costumes himself. He keeps the audience close, inviting people up on stage, coming down into the audience, and wading deep into the crowd. The results are always interesting.
Artur Rojek, a curator of the programme Scary Monsters and Super Creeps.

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