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IMP present: Ela Orleans, Apostille & Liberation - Sat 4th June


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IMP are delighted to announce the following event:-

Ela Orleans

Sat 4th June 2016
The Tunnels 1 Aberdeen
Doors 7.15pm
Curfew 10.30pm
First on 7.45pm sharp

Advance Tickets £8plus BF available here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/352396

Ela Orleans
Born in 1971 in Oswiecim, Poland, Ela Orleans moved to Glasgow, Scotland in 1997 and joined collage-pop group Hassle Hound. Orleans moved to Warsaw in 2000 and began working on solo material, as well as collaborating with Marcus Schmickler and continuing to work with Hassle Hound. The band signed with Staubgold, which released Limelight Cordial in 2006, but the group dissolved in 2008, after which Staubgold posthumously released their second album, Born in a Night, in 2010. In 2004, Orleans moved to New York, where she collaborated with various noise artists. She began releasing her solo material in 2008. Her sample-driven songs, often featuring Casio keyboards and reverb-caked vocals, recalled ghostly memories of ’50s and ’60s pop, drawing from influences ranging from Broadcast to Ethiopiques compilations to Bernard Herrmann film scores. Orleans’ first vinyl release, 2009’s Lost LP on French label La Station Radar, received acclaim from several indie music publications and independent record stores around the world. Since then Orleans has been consistently praised for her consecutive releases. In October 2013, her double album Tumult In Clouds received The Dead Albatross Music Prize voted for by the finest record shops, radio presenters, listeners, writers and record collectors from across UK and Ireland. Her tracks has been played frequently on major and independent radio stations in UK, Europe, America and Japan. Orleans moved back to Glasgow by the end of 2011. She since toured UK and Europe, worked on several albums, soundtracks for independent films, and completed a remix of new age pioneer Laraaji for Warp. By the end of 2014, Orleans completed full-length LP Upper Hell with trip-hop producer Howie B, who released the album on his HB Recordings label in 2015. 2016 will see a new long play coming out. At the end of this month Ela who is renowned for her ethereal beauty of her voice and hypnotic, collage-like compositions, will perform a specially-commissioned live score to the most charming and romantic of silent melodramas Lucky Star at the Glasgow Film Festival.


Apostille (Night School Records)

The music of Apostille is best described by this Boomkat review of his last release of 2015 "Glasgow's ever-brilliant Night School return with a new album from label head honcho Michael Kasparis under the Apostille alias. To date he's nurtured this sound with split releases alongside Meddicine and Dnbl for C.O.A.T. and Clan Destine in parallel to actions with The Lowest Form and Please, but all energies are now focused on 'Powerless' with the intention to "bridge the gap between audience and performer, to connect through the fog of power structures and post-modernism; to ferment a direct pop music unconcerned with control." What that means in reality is a cranky clutch of lo-fi, synthy songs drawing on classic DM and Suicide and peppered with the kind of sidelong diversions we'd hope for from the man who has released records by everyone from Julia Holter and Yong Yong to Rose McDowell. (lots of others plus Happy Meals) Placing swarthy machine rockers such as 'Control' next to the keening drone harmonics of 'Worry', and the hard-bitten funk of the 'The Collector' next to blunted dirge-pop 'Panic At The Train Station', it's somehow a very coherent yet willfully wayward album bound to resonate with lovers of vulnerable underground pop music" The connection between performer & audience were massively evident at his brilliant support show of Blanck Mass at The Lemon Tree late 2015


Liberation is the alias of one David West, principal songwriter in Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox and Lace Curtain and former member of Total Control. A seasoned travelling wilbury, West’s discography crosses Blackest Ever Black, DFA, Software and soon Night School, though he is always difficult to set in stone. Liberation is a deconstruction of synth pop, R+B, 80s House music and an emotional fragility that lures the listener into West’s singular world of missed connections, night-time lovers staring across foggy bays, the untethered heart adrift in the modern world.
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