MOCAD kicked off its winter exhibition season with performances by the internationally renowned and Detroit-based band Protomartyr. In a city full of brilliant people with dead-end jobs and dampened by bitter-cold winters, playing music offers a cheap outlet. Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly, by space heaters.
This is a dream team-up. KAEB is a new “alter ego”, specifically for collaborations, of BEAK, the extraordinary Bristol-based trio formed in Bristol in 2009 by Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams. Jonwayne needs absolutely no introduction to Boiler Room viewers, having already caused a serious stir with his repeat appearances from behind both decks and mic from his hometown L.A. One day last year Jonwayne took a day out of his UK tour and met up with BEAK in the studio. This epic track ‘There’s No One’ was written and filmed in one take at Invada Studio’s Bristol as part of the 4 track BEAK in the studio.
Larry proves again the man’s genius and unparalleled talent in squeezing true emotions and funk out of his machines and lift you into a state of euphoria. Graphics by Silke from Paris- France she did this special for Larry.
The lead track ‘Esmerelda’ is a galloping Spaghetti-Western-esque love anthem bound with the energy and jig-like riffage that is present in previous Mirth outings. The Esmerelda EP is out on I’m Not From London Records. Video shot by A Rabbitfly Films.