The first Club Integral Midlands Branch of the new year takes place this Friday at The Edge. For just five of your English pounds, you can hear four fantastic acts from near and far:
Shōkunin are a new four-piece who embrace a hip-hop sensibility of curiosity and creative borrowing, they mix improvisation and groove-based compositions while always leaving room to breathe. Like the score to an imagined film, this atmospheric music expands and contracts, moving fluidly from the deceptively tranquil to dark hip-hop beats.
- The Windsors
The offspring of the seminal nineties instrumental group Kenny Process Team – acknowledged by the N.M.E. when they proclaimed that “record companies should stop giving their money to Oasis and give it to the Kenny Process Team instead”.
- Bing Selfish
Described by The Wire as “an intuitively sharp lyricist with few peers” and “a phenomenon in the galaxy of songsters today”, DIY pioneer and visionary misanthrope Bing Selfish has followed his own unique path.
- The Farmer/Scott/Lines Trio
Violinist Sarah Farmer will be joined by fellow improvisers Richard Scott (viola) and Trevor Lines (double bass), exploring generally odd sounds from a diverse background of folk, jazz and contemporary classical music.
Poster by Naomi Oppenheim.