NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS + ÁINE O'DWYER + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA

NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS + ÁINE O'DWYER + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA

4th March 2012


Mesmerising guitar duo from France, consisting of artists Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte. Psychedelic folk with drone elements and ambient influences.

Live appearances by Natural Snow Buildings are an even more rare jewel than their records, which seem to briefly appear in limited numbers and instantly be devoured. The Vitré-based duo began creating music together after meeting at university in the late 90s, armed with little more than cello, guitar and voice. They began issuing tapes and CDRs in miniscule quantities, word slowly spreading through the exclamations of such devoted advocates as Digitalis and Time Lag.

Despite their minimal means, Natural Snow Buildings music is never less than all-consuming, be it in their ethereal and windswept epics or their moments of close-mic'd vocal-and-guitar tenderness. Their releases always materialize on a grand scale, usually of two discs or more, always adorned by Mehdi and Solange's quasi-mystical artwork – like the tracks inside, each one seems like a fully realized dream.

2006's The Dance Of The Moon And The Sun was perhaps a watershed, the duo finding their work hyperbolised online as a "monumental masterpiece", "the history of all things" and "perfection defined". Popol Vuh, Flying Saucer Attack, Vashti Bunyan – comparisons abound and uniformly fail to do them justice. Soon began their relationship with Sheffield's Blackest Rainbow label and a series of releases that continue to sell out almost before the label takes delivery.

ÁINE O'DWYER
Áine O' Dwyer is a musician currently based in London. As a young girl, she lived in the quiet Irish countryside where the hours were long, and as consequence, she grew up with a love of losing herself in the world of sound and atmosphere making. Áine has been a long standing member of UNITED BIBLE STUDIES, an Irish free folk improv collective and enjoys playing with several other groups locally and around the world. She has just recently finished her first concept album "Music for Church Cleaners",which will be released in January 2012 by the newly established Irish tape label Fort Evil Fruit.

Aine O'Dwyer on Soundcloud

THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA
Colchester's own experimental Free-Folk trio, fresh from a triumphant 2011 spent supporting Godspeed You Black Emperor! across the UK, collaborating with Baby Dee and Marc Almond and writing the soundtrack to a BBC wildlife documentary.

Tickets £6 Advance, £7 on the door.
Doors open 7pm.
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