Büaladh returns with an absolute whopper line up and brand new venue. More of those underground vibes emanating deep within the bowels of Urban Spree’s basement.
Kicking off the evening will be a screening Amplitude & Artifacts a video piece which supported Ben Frost during his recent 2014 irish tour.
Amplitude & Artifacts is the result of a long distance audio-visual collaboration between synth-drone duo Hooker No.1 (Rory O’Brien / Graham Lynch) and artist Kate-Bowe O’Brien. This experimental video piece had its Irish premier in the Triskel Arts Centre Cork in May 2014, opening for internationally renowned composer Ben Frost.
Have an lamp off the trailer here –
Accompanying screening this will be Ten Past Seven and Hooker No. 1 audio fiend Tarseer – bringing a plethora of big boy audio toys for our listening pleasure. As Super Hans would say « What we really need to do is create a powerful sense of dread » – expect an extremely strong cocktail of ambient and electronic experimentation.
Ron Schneider aka ‘Raumagent Alpha’ started banging it out in 1996 combining some lounge electronic sounds with Nasa samples from ‘Man on Moon’ from the good man Neil Armstrong and his pals. Later on he got more into club style and apparently reached a level of future funk techno setting the dancefloor on fire. Bring a fire extinguisher!
You may also know him as part of the absolutely glorious Transistors of Mercy – the synthesiser dominator crew. Look out for Ron assaulting a blow up item in this 6 hour Boiler Room bonanza! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZadlH_oR1i4)
Check out over a decade of Ron’s production –
Headlining the evening’s festivities is Dublin heavyweight and Berlin resident Rory St John. Frankly if you know your techno the guy needs no introduction. Smashing the place apart with his debut 12″ on the seminal Mantrap records Rory has gone from strength to strength. Continuing that upward trajectory with releases on Limetree, Singularity, Acre and Belfast’s wicked Acroplane Records his production is frankly lethal.
Rorys gonna smash out a DJ set for us on the night but have no fear that he’ll be leaving the hardware at home, along with Swarm Intelligence he has been heavily involved in Stalker Radio, their properly ace monthly show on Future Music featuring a pandoras box of killer rhythms.
Büaladh Residents will supply the garnish with the usual assortment of crisp quality vinyl cuts. Acres of electro silk, techno blasters and break beat heavies.