A Press Release we can’t be bothered to rewrite, but that might interest you:
Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you about a new show happening in Birmingham in October. It will be a night of exploratory soundscapes, hypnotic-techno and space travel.COLOUR presents
port-royal, Millimetrik & Arc Vel
Tuesday 19 October 7.30pm The Victoria John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN. 0121 6339439
Cost: £5.00, available on the door. port-royal
Hailing from Genoa, Italy, port-royal take the established structures of post-rock and inject new life into it, restoring its ability to thrill washed out synths, pulsing, 4-on-the-floor beats and ethereal vocals. Signed to Oakland label n5MD, their third record Dying In Time sees a new melodic focus, with the dream-like quality of the band’s previous work making room for infectious, catchy ambient pop.
Millimetrik is Québec City resident Pascal Asselin. Pascal’s music unites his love of hip-hop, electronica and ambient music, but takes these influences to somewhere entirely his own. Over the course of four albums the music has evolved, his fascination with ambient textures and atmospheres becoming more layered, warm and melodic. Earning favourable comparisons to artists as diverse as Boards of Canada and DJ Shadow, new album Mystique Drums sees Pascal experiment in dubstep surroundings. Arc Vel
Arc Vel is one of the most exciting sonic experimenters to come out of Birmingham for some time, crafting electronica that gradually builds from glitchy clicks and whirs to dense washes of intricate andoften playful sound. Proof that electronic music can be emotionally resonant, Arc Vel is sure to appeal to fans of Four Tet, Caribou and Burial.
Colour is an independent music organisation based in the West Midlands established in 2006 and is dedicated to showcasing leftfield and experimental musicians in a live setting, broadly covering electronica, folk and leftfield indie and the cracks between. As well as their own events, they have collaborated with Ikon gallery, Flatpack Festival 2009 and Light House media centre, Wolverhampton.