This year’s Abandon Normal Devices is typically great – a mish mash of forward-thinking digital media, music, art and performance – but one of our highlights is definitely this curious-sounding sensory exploration at HAUS on Saturday.
British drone prince Haxan Cloak, who released his powerful debut album ‘Excavation’ earlier this year on Tri Angle Records (home to Holy Other, Evian Christ and Forest Swords amongst others), headlines. His dark, gaping chasms of noise are intimidating at first, but delve deeper and there’s beautiful experiments in mood, tone and rhythm that hint at a bright future for the Londonder.
Rather than a straight-up gig, though, local boffins HIVE Collective are getting involved. They’re creating some sort of crazy strobing sculpture (details of which are being kept under wraps), inspired by 1970s floatation tanks, that aim to shift the audience into a meditative, altered state. It sounds ambitious and ridiculous. And an absolute must-see.
DIN 19643 featuring The Haxan Cloak, Adam Cooke & HIVE
HAUS Warehouse, Greenland St, Liverpool