- Khuruksetra (Indonesia)
Khuruksetra is an Indonesian experimental noise group influenced by Javanese performing arts and the Bharatayudha War. A collaboration between the members of Kalimayat, Whisperdesire, Hypervillain & a Poet. Now based in Sydney. Featuring Danif Pradana, Mikael Mirdad, Enrico Utomo and Andra Fembriarto. This is a rare opportunity to see em do their thing in Melbourne.
Spit is the performing title of Ryan Cockburn, a New Zealander who is a sometime/past member of EYE along with Peter Stapleton (Victor Dimisch Band, Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, Dadamah, Terminals, Handful of Dust, Rain, Sleep, Flies Inside the Sun… ), Nathan Thompson (Sandoz Lab Technicians, Sleep) and Peter Porteous (Empirical), among other things. He’s in Melbourne now and we’re not sure what to expect: Cheap toy guitars, mixers, microphones, turntables with busted records and computers are all part of his kit, and his recorded output seems pretty varied… His rekkid label (UFM) says “If the Dead C had kept making records in the vein of ‘Operation Of The Sonne’, but ditched the drums and the electric guitars, they might have ended up here. If the Clean got incredibly lazy and started forgetting to finish songs or turn the radio off or sing properly…” Best to just come along for a look yourself.
Krystoffkrvstoffiston: “From dehidrated northcote dusty lungs full of grief and god’s wrath splutter forth omnipitant pain and anguish. coroading twin neck guitar and organ acompany these death throughs only barely riseing from collapsing in heat stroke, this is mottled Southern Hemisphree Black & White Metal!!!! other project ST John’s Ambience, MOFFARFARRAH, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, White Horse, MofHoRah, Malakat, Slotholith, 1/16th headed, Dumb Crystals, Paeces, MFFRvsBNS, EOH,Kimberly, Bohemian Knights, Alley oops (ex-Slam Dunk!) and Half man Half Moffafarrah.” So, yeah, these two guys who’re involved in a swag of skewed local musical projects do this great bleak/black (“bleack”?) metal / doom / drone + scree thing. And they’re doing it with the best bandname in town.