BOOKING OFFER: ASTMA

Dear all,

I’m booking a few dates for the Russian duon Astma featuring Alexei
Borisov and Olga Nosova.
They are available between 26th and 29th April.

Please find here under a biography.

Please also click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l4shHfQeyU

Next, I was very impressed with the Russian, improv-collaboration duo,
Astma (Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova).* Pairing drummer/vocalist Olga
Nosova from the Russian noise- core scene and Russian industrial legend
Alexei Borisov (seriously were talking pre-’89 USSR here), Astma is a drum
and guitar-torture act incorporating looped electronics and disturbing
improv vocal performance. Playing in near total darkness, the two set to
work, seemingly unaware of one another and yet making music that
complimented each other in powerful ways.
If kung-fu styles could be applied to drum-kits, I would describe Nosova’s
style as drunken-master. She worked the kit in forceful, stumbling ways
that kept the listener off-balance the entire performance. Borisov played
his guitar effects pedals more than his guitar as he manipulated the
signal from it into all sorts of electro-glitches and worbles. Astma’s set
began with a spare sound and became increasingly dense as they introduced
new elements such as Nosova triggering a killer industrial backing loop
(the main instrument of forward propulsion in the set), or when Borisov
stood up and unleashed on his guitar. Both Nosova and Borisov did some
form of singing during the set, but it was completely alien in its effect.
Nosova sang in high-pitched eee-ooo’s that sounded like a female toddler
in-the-wild discovering and attempting opera vocal warm-ups; while Borisov
mumbled into the microphone sounding like a microphone sound-check coming
through the walls from the building two doors down. Astma’s set was
awesome and their 45-minutes of electro- industrial-noise left me wanting
more.

I would like to hear from you very soon

Regards.

Alain

Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5
Belgium
https://debloque.wordpress.com
http://www.lesateliersclaus.com

info@somenoise.be

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