Black to Comm (US Debut) | with Xela
November 5, 2010
Marc Richter (aka Black to Come) is no newcomer to the experimental music scene. As the figurehead of the Hamburg-based Dekorder label, the musician and designer has brought countless oddities to the attention of rabid music fans in the last few years, but it is with his own compositions that he has made the biggest splash. He has released records on Digitalis, Trensmat, Type, and his own label, pioneering a new, organic drone sub-genre, using tape loops, vintage organs, and an inexhaustible swamp of found sounds. His last album, the critically acclaimed Alphabet 1968, represented a more song-oriented approach, with references ranging from Moondog to Basic Channel by way of Bernard Herrmann. Originally from the UK’s Black Country (the glottal rich manor of Walsall to be exact), John Twells is now based in Boston, where he runs his Type imprint and casts out dark, yet never suffocating, compositions under the Xela pseudonym. As Xela, Twells incorporates a vast palate of sounds and influences that ranges from the sublime to the noisily daemonic. For this performance, Twells will be joined by Jim Siegel on percussion. In collaboration with Non-Event.