Unique Oil Free Air is a solo project of one Adam. He starts his set in the corner of the car park as it's where the power point is situated. Some purple flowers have been scattered around said area, floating in puddles left by the weather that's gone and wet today. Adam's music is fed through a belt of pedals before him and out through a tiny practice amp. As he activate more pedals, the sounds become mor dense and demented. It's not long though before a man working inside the building we are leeching power from comes out and kindly asks he stop. Only around five people witness his set. Four minutes.
MAGICAL KITTEN (MANIC ACOUSTI-EXPRESSION)
As we've been asked to leave, Rohan (Magical Kitten) leads us over to another corner of the carpark, to a chainlink fence where trains often pass. Before this change in location, Rohan was planning to do a screamy delay pedal set, but we were now without electricity. So, he did an acoustic set on the fly. He sits at the bottom of the chain link fence and scatters his stuff around him. A now modest audience of around 7-8 stand around. Rohan starts his set by blowing through the top of a recorder, playing some shrieking high notes, before going into a state of visible panic, thrashing at the borrowed cymbals around him, among lot's of other things. The tribal nature of his music works really well with the industrial nature of our surroundings, trains passing, barbed wire. Really good, recording turned out really well also. Three minutes.
AUCHENFLOWER RED LIGHT DISTRICT (POST INDUSTRIAL MINIMALISM)
ARLD is another one of Jamie Hume's projects. I've seen him do an ARLD set before, only that time he was in a relatively stable enviroment (The Forest cafe space). For tonight's set, we are on private property, and have already provoked those who inhabit buildings around us. So Jamie's percussive set of beat ignorant cymbal crashing is ultimately more exciting. He tosses the broken cymbals around haphazardly, even with a certain flair for the disregard to to space around him. He ends his set when the cymbals are thrown over the chainlink fence I referred to earlier. Rohan scales the barbed wire and retrieves them. Two minutes.
MAGICAL KITTEN AND AUCHENFLOWER RED LIGHT DISTRICT (FAIR COLLAB)
After Jamie's set, more people arrive, and it is decided we all go back to where we were originally told to leave from, where Jamie and Rohan could do a duel encore, this time with electricity. Rohan screams into a microphone with delay pedals and all sorts, while Jamie throws his cymbals around. Then the same guy from before comes out of the building again, this time turning off the power himself. Rohan's delay effects are stripped from him midscream. Thirty seconds.
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