4 Days of Eerie Music – day3 | 4DME
Hypersexual gospel, spaced-out pop, vaporwave and romantic oriental melodies in the third eerie music festival day!
King Khan and the Shrines
In 1999 King Khan, Aquarius and founder of the greatest cult phenomenon since the parting of the Milky Way, decides to put together a musical shrine. The 8-piece band called The Shrines are assembled and together with Khan begin spreading their hypersexual gospel around the world, stunning Krauts and becoming notorious for being one of the most entertaining groups since the days of Ike & Tina.
Dressed in their ceremonial duds, King Khan and the Shrines have pillaged countless stages around the world. The group have played at several notable festivals including ATP, Coachella, Sasquatch, Pitchfork and South By Southwest. Furthermore King Khan was invited by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson to
perform at the Sydney Opera House as a part of the Vivid festival in 2010.
In 2013 King Khan & The Shrines joined North American cult indie label Merge Records who released the groups 4th album called Idle No More. The single „Darkness“, which, as King Khan says, is about the “ugly beasts that must be tamed inside of us all” and also his “attempt to do something as real as Nina Simone”, was premiered by none less than the New York Times.
Following Idle No More Khan had a vision to create a deck of tarot cards that celebrates black power. He recruited Belfast artist Michael Eaton (Game of Thrones) and together they created the Black Power Tarot deck, under the supervision of surrealistic film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky thus fulfilling
Khan’s long time dream of becoming one of Jodo’s “spiritual warriors”.
If musical salvation is what you need, if your soul is searching for true absolution, look no further. Let King Khan & The Shrines come into your mind, body and soul to heal your every hurt.
Ducktails is the recording name of Brooklyn–based musician Matthew Mondanile, who took it on in 2008 as a student at Hampshire College, releasing a steady stream of acclaimed records on far-flung labels with album art by artists like Jan Anderzen. The project trafficks in the spaced-out pop songs one might pick up in out-of-the-way thrift stores or deep in bins of 1970s private-press records—it’s a casually sophisticated, genre-eluding pop ambiance. Mondanile shifts among numerous modes when performing, appearing alone with arrays of instruments or with a full-fledged band and guest singers. Domino released the fi fifth lp, “St. Catherine” Mondanile tours abroad extensively, and has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA.
In Gdańsk he will be performing a new set of solo material on guitar electronics.
James Ferraro (born November 7, 1986) is a musician, composer and electronic music producer born in Rochester, New York. Ferraro has released a large quantity of material across various styles and under a wide array of aliases, dating back to his time as a member of the Californian two-piece avant-garde project The Skaters in the early 2000s. His 2011 album Far Side Virtual was chosen as Album of the Year by The Wire.
Spencer Clark, the tentacle behind Typhonian Highlife, was a member of the seminal noise duo The Skaters (with James Ferraro), and has recorded under the aliases Tarzana, Fourth World Magazine, and Monopoly Child Star Searchers, whose album, Bamboo For Two found wide critial acclaim. His new Disc, THE WORLD OF SHELLS on Kraak Records, dawns the genre tab: “DEMON CLASSICAL AQUATIC FUSION”, as it invites nature, Sci-Fi Fantasy SFX, and romantic Oriental melodies to juxtapose a startling vision of the WORLD OF AUSTRALIA.