Zaimph | Kelly Jayne Jones | Vibracathedral Orchestra

Wed 02Aug

7.30pm - 11pm

Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Zaïmph’s recordings and performances shimmer with a dense, dissonant and often unsettling electronic aura, shot through with flashes of meditative beauty. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and tabletop effects.
As a co-founder of Philadelphia’s shambolic psychonauts un, tectonic drone pioneers Double Leopards, and the psych-folk drone trio GHQ, Bassett is deeply entwined with the American noise underground, and has mapped regions still only dimly understood by subsequent sonic travelers. From 2003-2008, Bassett joined Matthew Bower in Hototogisu, where her mastery of cacophonous eardrum shred achieved monolithic proportions. In addition to her solo project Zaïmph, Bassett collaborates with a wide spectrum of musicians including Samara Lubelski, Barry Weisblat, Andrew Lafkas, and Helga Fassonaki.

Half of the incredible Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Kelly uses flute, feedback and extended extended technique to create a deeply personal and singular music.

chunks of overloaded naustronica ... a clanging cymbal choral and electro-siren whoop ... single-note mantra ... like some droog commune procession ... mixing devotion and hedonism in a slurred mousse of noise ... carpentry workshop clonk ... full-on VU Banana stomp ... sick and dirty enough for a post-caffeine nod-out ... beatific glom ... rising organ riff and constipated Brotzmann yowl ... luminous drone cocoon ... as satisfying as toffee laced with whisky (We Need No Swords)