Grouper @ St Giles In The Fields, Nov 3rd.


What? Miles Of Smiles present Grouper, Fennesz and Natural Snow Buildings for what promises to be a wonderful evening of experimental alt.folk at one of the best venues in London.

Christian Fennesz of Vienna tops the bill. He has supported and performed with Mike Patton of Faith No More, Sparklehorse and has remixed Nine Inch Nails. Performing with a laptop and guitar Fennesz creates dense atmospheric soundscapes permeated by melodies. His music is experimental and some say ground-breaking. It may not be the most accessible though. For Fans Of: Biosphere.

Grouper is Liz Harris of Portland Oregon and is the pick of the bill for me. Her 2008 album ‘Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill’ was a haunting folk masterpiece, a bit more ambient than Bon Iver’s milestone album that same year but in parts every bit as moving. Sparse, strummed strings and a truly bewitching female vocal lead.For Fans Of: Bon Iver, CocoRosie, Bat For Lashes.

Natural Snow Buildings is a duo from France, consisting of artists Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte. They play music which can be classified as experimental psychedelic folk with drone elements and ambient influences. For Fans Of: Pocahaunted, Grouper, Vashti Bunyan.

When? Tuesday, Nov 3rd.

Where? St Giles In The Fields, Central London.

How Much? £13.50

Tickets? wegottickets

mp3: Grouper – Invisible

mp3: Natural Snow Buildings – Spears Of The Wolf

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