INSTRUMENTS OF DISCIPLINE presents:
🔪ARMOUR GROUP (AU) – Trapdoor Tapes / TRAIT records
Armour Group is a Melbourne-based power electronics duo helmed by Luke Holland, of Trapdoor Tapes, and Harriet Kate Morgan of Military Position. As may be expected from a band named after a Genocide Organ song, Armour Group is rooted in the minimal, bass-heavy power electronics most notably curated by Tesco Organisation-related industrial projects.
🔪MILITARY POSITION(AU) – Trapdoor Tapes
Harriet Kate Morgan of Armour Group. In tradition of the early industrial pioneers she builds up raw and minimalistic dirges that pay tribute to the muffled tape-sound of the eighties. Lo-fi and visceral but with razorsharp focus.
🔪IRON SIGHT(DK) – Moral Defeat / Total Black
🔪AGE ETERNAL(DE) – Instruments Of DIscipline
RELEASE PARTY for ‘Spes Aeterna », first compilation of Skin Of Their Light(deep ambient and experimental drone) w/ screening and live performances by Zanias & Halv Drøm in the Urban Spree Beergarten, powered by Mobile Kino
After their sold out show last December in Berlin and a busy touring period worldwide, including their support acts for PJ Harvey’s Australian tour and festivals i.e. Big Ears Festival, Xylouris White return to Berlin for a unique performance at the Urban Spree Galerie.
Xylouris White brings together two masters of contemporary music: Jim White, a founder of the internationally acclaimed trio Dirty Three and Giorgos Xylouris (Psarogiorgis) the master lutenist who has been described as ‘the future of Cretan music’.
Xylouris is the descendant of Greek music royalty. His uncle is Nikos Xylouris, a national icon whose nickname is “archangel of Crete” because his songs are hugely influential and beloved, and his dad is Antonis Xylouris, a.k.a. Psarandonis, a singer and lyra player who is well-regarded for pushing traditional folk music in new directions.
White’s background, on the other hand, is decidedly post-punk; he co-founded the Dirty Three with Warren Ellis and Mick Turner in the early-’90s and went on to collaborate with Will Oldham, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and many more. He’s a magnificent, multi-faceted, and sensitive drummer with the perfect mix of ferocity and finesse.
Together Xylouris White have created a new and compelling blend of melody and rhythm.
Jim and Psarogiorgis first played together in Melbourne. Since then they have been on a wonderful journey across three continents. Although these new experiences have added many riches neither has lost touch with the best of their diverse traditions.