Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra, Mattin & Tim Goldie
What we wrote about it at the time: It will be loud, full on, possibly disorientating, in some senses extreme. Kicks and contemplation.
We think Mattin is one of the most interesting conceptual noise musicians/improvisers in Europe: his performances are intense experiences (noise-as-noise) and lucid, challenging calls to think (noise-as-concept).
We think “ ” [sic]TM Goldie might be a sort of imaginary construction, with all the habits and identifiable behaviours of a dadaist-noise-musician-improviser-performance-artist hybrid, but maybe not actually any of those things.
It will be loud, full on, possibly disorientating, in some senses extreme. Kicks and contemplation.
An appealing tactic in Alfred Jarry’s ‘Pataphysic' was the practice of identifying a specific rule in a system, magnifying it well beyond any sensible limit, allowing this new rule to govern your behaviour, and crucially acting as if this heightened, and (to anybody familiar with the normal rules of the game) obviously deranged looking behaviour, was totally normal.
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra try to advance noise music, free improvisation and rock by accelerating out of the other side of them; amplifying and taking deadly seriously all of those musics’ tropes (Cf.: self-expression, musicians having identifiable signature sound or moves, ideas of transgression).
It leads to an uncanny sense of confusion. Are they trying to destroy or salvage something? Could they be one of the most ferocious live noise acts around, or a necessary and ludicrous parody of ferocious noise acts? Could they be both?
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