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LOOPSEL + JJULIUS + CATE KENNAN
October 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
Friday 27 October
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London, E9 6NU
7.30pm-10pm | £10 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/zc893d7209b7
LOOPSEL conjures music like foggily remembered dreams. The songs on her new album Öga for Öga are like paths in the forest forest, are heavily, almost treacherously, reverberated, with finger-plucked guitars acting as your signposts amongst the flora and fauna of field recordings, pads, and the cool, calm voice of Elin Engström. The album is the second from Engström as Loopsel. She is a Gothenburg-based musician and one-half of the group Monokultur and the team behind the tiny Mamma’s Mystersika Jukebox label. During what seemed like the nadir of the pandemic, the blurry, otherworldly sounds emanating from their living room snaked into the DFA office, where the otherwise dutifully DIY pair found the scale of worldwide release and distribution.
JJULIUS is the name of the swirling, singular world built by Julius Pierstorff, somewhere deep in the cobwebs of Gothenburg, Sweden, where dub and kosmische and post-punk sounds all sit around and tell ghost stories to each other. Originally a fully DIY project on Mamma’s Mysteriska Jukebox, the label he runs with his partner Loopsel, his latest long player, VOL. 2 was released worldwide with New York’s seminal DFA Records. Now, he emerges from the shadows to play some shows; it’ll be louder and looser, as it should be.
CATE KENNAN is a composer and recording artist from Los Angeles who writes melodic music on synthesizers and other instruments. Her debut album, The Arbitrary Dimension of Dreams, was released by Post Present Medium in 2022.