Finally I had the chance to listen to Mika Vainio in a live set and it was quite a rewarding experience. Deep, true experimental electronics, well played and engineered, and luckily pushed out on a brilliant sound system. It reorganized some guts in my body and listening equipment in my head at certain points but it was well worth it. Actually I was surprised by how harsh and beatless it was after his work in Pan Sonic and as Ø but then again there were some power noise pieces too with heavy rhythms.
Jimi Tenor & Juri Hulkkonen created a dadaist movie and played an experimental set along with it. It was a surrealist piece with something resembling a storyline but with quite some free associations as well.
KTL, a duo of Peter Rehberg (Mego) and Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))) ) played almost an hour of massive drone noise in the sophisticated auditorium of Sónar Barcelona 2015. It was rather relaxing although not a breakthrough experience.
RGB|CMY Kinetic is an audio-visual installation slash performace created by ART+COM with music by Ólafur Arnalds. It’s the marriage of the dance of light and beautiful ambient set in a dark room where you can comfortably sit or lay and feel completely relaxed and carried away for this 10-minute choreography.
Joanie Lemercier & James Ginzburg presented a live audio-visual performance of epic proportions at Sónar Barcelona 2015. At certain points I felt like my heart and guts wanted to explode because of the serious sonic assault but then I would have missed the 3D grids of what seemed like the cave-like lair of some insectoid alien species. Was not the easiest listen but well worth the experience.
Atom TM just killed it again with a massive audio-visual show at Sónar Barcelona 2015. Dark setting, cold electro from the Kraftwerk legacy cookbook and some crazy shit with the lasers.