Noisebath X Ruthless

Noisebath X Ruthless

24 October 2017
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24 Oct | Tue | 9pm | free admission
Today x Future
(7-T Gen. Malvar St., Araneta Centre, Cubao, Quezon City)

One of the six major acts of WSK AXIS 2017: Festival of the Recently Possible, Noisebath x Ruthless is a night of collaborative explorations of visceral, abysmal noise that which violates the eardrum and articulates its own overwhelming presence upon the body. Noise has been understood as sound that falls beyond the reach of the normal, sound that is undesirable, sound that perennially finds itself on the outside. However, it reimagines its stature and recapitulates itself within the center, operating upon the underbelly of the present and reconfiguring its situation as brutal and unwanted to construct a new center that thickens with volume and texture, not meaning.

PERFORMERS: Lush Death x Dethomega x Slay Your Boyfriend | Kahugyaw x Drago Katzov | To Die [Indonesia]

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Lush Death is meant to be experienced, not talked about. This specialist from Binangonan releases his various meditations on noise on physical media such as floppy diskettes, cassettes, and such. Lush death has performed abroad and has split releases with artists from the Indonesian Noise Scene. Watch him live and be prepared to go on a trip you never knew you wanted to go on. You have been warned.

Under ACID Distribution, Dethomega is one of the personas of a very hard working, multi-talented individual who is also part of bands such as GHYT, Riflekid, HL/DV and numerous other musical projects. His Noise, Ambient, Drone, Sound Collage EP entitled DETHOMEGA Traversing the Multiverse Sessions Earth 0 : [Primordial Avalon] is available through Digital channels and Physical means in limited quantities.

Slay Your Boyfriend's physical live performances squeeze out sound from sources you would never think of. His frequent collaboration with blurs he lines between noise and music to the level of insanity. Slay your Boyfriend recently released a split cassette with Chinese noise legend Torturing Nurse.

Kahugyaw, armed with a seven-string electric guitar and quite the assortment of electronic devices to manipulate, duplicate, repeat, distort and bend sound to his will in almost every (and most of the time unexpected) manner, This lone wolf's orchestrations of emphatic soundscapes full of doom and gloom is not to be missed. His First EP entitled MGA SIGAW NI KUALA was well received by aficionados of strange music worldwide.

Drago Katzov, subject in question is a primitivist echo trapped in gross motor movements paralyzed by the analysis of matters filial and parental. His work is not experimental; he knows exactly what he wants to convey. From the UK by way of Harsh Noise Movement / HNM Records to Indonesia via the Gerpfast Kolektif, he has reached the hearts and minds of many, much to their satisfactory regret and regretful satisfaction.

Martinus Indra Hermawan a.k.a Indra Menus also known by his stage name - To Die. He sparked the project To Die in 1998 as an off-shoot band plays hardcore punk music in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. To Die later developed into a solo project he is playing in a vocal composition with Drone and Ambient Noise.

Indra is also active in the independent music gig organizers, Kongsi Jahat Syndicate; band tour booking agency, YK Booking; General Manager of independent records label, Doggy House Records; and engaged in zine archives and exhibition, Jogjakarta Zine Attak!. Indra also working as a director in Jogja Records Store Club, a collective of records store and records label based in Yogyakarta.
In 2009 he became one of the initiators of Jogja Noise Bombing, a collective focus on music and experimental noise in Yogyakarta which is known to organize an annual Noise festival called Jogja Noise Bombing Festival.

Indra also writing in a Malaysian based music magazine called Shock and Awe as well as a music reviewer in Warning Magazine. Under Japan Foundation's Asia Center 2016 fellowship program, Indra Menus started his music research titled “Building a Network between Experimental Noise Scenes in South East Asia and Japan".

RUTHLESS is an organization among musicians and sound artists in the Philippines. The main intention of the faction is to educate people to understand the creative construction and demonstration of “Sound” as an art form and the principal element for making music.

Noisebath PH is an open community for experimental sound artists in Philippines. It started in 2015 as an online documentation of Sunday Oddities, a weekly simulation and recording of live noise tracks in Tarlac. It hosted the Dead Nation noise bombing, a series of live sets by experimental sound artists including Lush Death, Slay Your Boyfriend, Dethomega, To Die, Drago Katzov, Gen Thalz, Pet School, Hibernation and many others. Noisebath PH is also acting as a semi-label for noise releases of Hibernation including a collaboration with Slay Your Boyriend, a harsh noise detonator from San Juan, Manila. Through the efforts of artists from Rizal and Manila, Noisebath PH is still continuing its existence as a community for sound artists.