Yek Koo / Heavy Hymns / Dismal Light / Seth Kasselman

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YEK KOO

yek koo is the solo project of visual and performing artist Helga Fassonaki (half of free psych duo Metal Rouge), often appearing in a ragged stripped-down cloak of distorted guitar, wailing vocals, pocket trumpet, cassette loops, and body movements. Originally from Los Angeles, she spent the last few years in the East Coast refining her own language for navigating the terrain of performance both with and without 'the missing element' - the live contact between audience and performer. Exploring the relationship between space, body, microphone, and breathe, yek koo sculpts sound in the moment allowing for horn exclamations and sparse rhythms to move within and against the physicality of space and matter.

Fassonaki has performed at Audio Foundation Gallery (Auckland, NZ), Open Melody Festival at UC Irvine (CA), Ear&Eye Festival (Auckland, NZ), On Land Festival (San Francisco), Human Resources (LA), Public Fiction (LA), Whitney Biennial 2012 (NYC), KCHUNG radio (Chinatown, LA), Cafe Oto (London, UK), and a multitude of other galleries, venues, and radio stations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand with an upcoming cassette release on Drawing Room Records.

web: http://helgafassonaki.net/yek_koo/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yek-koo
Bandcamp: http://yekkoo.bandcamp.com/


HEAVY HYMNS

Heavy Hymns is the sound project by Michael Hentz. Originally from Syracuse, NY he performed in the experimental duo American Sphinx along with drummer Jarek Miller alongside many experimental performers such as Tom Carter, Zs, Expo 70, Blues Control, Loren Connors, Magik Markers, and others. Hentz moved to Brooklyn in 2010 and performed solo as Heavy Hymns and joined John Bohannon with his project Ancient Ocean which opened up for such acts as Destruction Unit, Stephen O'Malley, Byron Westbrook and others. Solace, his first proper solo release on House of Alchemy, taps into the cosmic other: "weaving guitars and synth together to create something that is lush and entrancing".

www.michaeljhentz.com
http://www.thehouseofalchemy.com/heavyhymns.htm
https://soundcloud.com/houseofalchemy/heavy-hymns-determing-fate-excerpt

DISMAL LIGHT
(the solo project from Ryan Rousseau of Destruction Unit)
https://auasca.bandcamp.com/album/dismal-light-mindswap

SETH KASSELMAN
https://warmclimate.bandcamp.com/
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