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apologies for the late notice...we won't do it again!

interesting music promotions present

FLOWERS OF HELL + WOUNDED KNEE + SUMISUMI

Wednesday 25th February

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone (01224) 211121

Doors 8pm | Entry 6 on door

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FLOWERS OF HELL

With half of the band based in London and the rest in Toronto, the Flowers Of Hell are a trans-Atlantic rock orchestra made up of 16 or so experimental independent musicians. They mix orchestral and rock instrumentation while mainly creating wordless pieces that explore the meeting points of classical and blues-based music. Their name comes from the old blues ideal that the pleasure of the listener is born from the misery and toil of the musician.

Second album, Come Hell Or High Water (due out in the UK and Canada in March/April 09), has somehow turned out rather epic. It took a full year of work and involved recording 30 musicians in over 40 sessions that were pulled together in London, Toronto, Prague, Detroit, and Abilene, Texas. A lot of the people on it have been members or sideplayers in acts vastly larger than Flowers Of Hell, including the Patti Smith Group, John Cales band, Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, British Sea Power, Bat For Lashes, Broken Social Scene, The Earlies, Guided By Voices, The Clientele, Primal Scream, Do Make Say Think, The Hidden Cameras, The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa, Tindersticks, The Early Years, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra amongst others. But theyre certainly no supergroup - more of an amalgamation of sideplayers with a few mainmen brought in as guests.

The Flowers Of Hell was started by Greg Jarvis as a studio project in 2002, expanded into a live band in London in 2005, and extended across the ocean to Toronto in 2008. Released in the UK and Japan, the 2006 self titled debut received critical praise for creating classical tangents from The Velvet Underground & Nico and the late Spacemen 3/early Spiritualized sound. It was produced by Tim Holmes of Death In Vegas at the Contino Rooms with guestwork from Spacemen 3s Sonic Boom. In 2008 the full four parts of the track Opus 66 were released by the Awkward Silence label on a split EP with former Spaceman and Spiritualized bassist Will Carruthers.

For this show, a slimmed down seven piece will perform.

http://www.myspace.com/flowersofhell

WOUNDED KNEE

During 2008, Wounded Knee's live style mediated toward improvised journeys into vocal realisation with performances reaching an almost primal level. The latest album Shimmering New Vistas covers all bases with a sonic mix of song, spoken word and sound effects drawing influences from as far afield as Gaelic psalm, improv and throat techniques a la Bobby McFerrin and even scat. At the heart, a modern symbiosis of folk and mantra, culminates in an album that is unique, playful and captivating.

http://www.myspace.com/iamwoundedknee

SUMISUMI

Andy Smith = Andy Da Kipp = Sumisumi. Imagine sadly-missed local experimental drone improvisers Mickel Mass. Then divide by four.

http://www.myspace.com/andydakipp

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Guest idol_wild

Wednesday 25th February seems like a significant date to me. And not for this gig, either. Hrm.

I've yet to attend an IMP show this year, so I'll try and get my ass along.

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25th Feb will be my 8 year anniversary (of hooking up with my lovely lady, there will be another anniversary of getting engaged in April, then I get married in July - 3 anniversaries a year, plus Valentine's, birthday and Christmas. Fucking leech...)

I'd quite like to come to this show, I wonder if she'd be up for it, hmmmm....

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25th Feb will be my 8 year anniversary (of hooking up with my lovely lady, there will be another anniversary of getting engaged in April, then I get married in July - 3 anniversaries a year, plus Valentine's, birthday and Christmas. Fucking leech...)

I'd quite like to come to this show, I wonder if she'd be up for it, hmmmm....

Sounds like it's time to dump her if she's not!

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Sounds like it's time to dump her if she's not!

To be honest, I don't think I'd chuck 8 years out the window for one gig, regardless of how obviously awesome this gig will be.... ;)

I forgot though, I'm in Edinburgh on a course with work, so there will be no anniversary celebrations anyway...

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