Marina Herlop Space Afrika Moor Mother The hypnotic compositions of Catalan artist Marina Herlop are a winding exploration of the human voice and electronics. Classically trained in piano, Herlop has finessed
The hypnotic compositions of Catalan artist Marina Herlop are a winding exploration of the human voice and electronics. Classically trained in piano, Herlop has finessed her vocal and instrumental compositions over the years with fragmentary processes, dexterous layering, and uncanny rhythms of spectral effect. Herlop will be performing with her four-piece band, in support of her debut album coming out May 2022 on PAN.
With their slow-stepping, spacious urban dubscapes, Space Afrika conjure images of the rust and disintegrating architecture of Northwest England in a sonic framework of stripped-down dub techno, sealed in a time capsule and sent back from the near future. Their genre-spanning compositions combine dreamlike ambient tapestries and echo-laden deep beats that form the bed for sensations of movement and redemption.
Critically acclaimed ever since confronting audiences with Fetish Bones, a debut album of discordant productions and lyrical journeys into multigenerational racial trauma and female pain, Moor Mother returns to Berlin in support of Black Encyclopedia of the Air, a release which the artist claims she wanted to make »more accessible, and to get to ears that don’t really know me or have been afraid of me« (Pitchfork). Titled Encyclopedia because of »so many collaborators,« the album continues with themes of intergenerational trauma and collective responsibility, but in different musical tones as Ayewa searches for new, unifying ways to protest.
27 (Friday) 19:00 - 28 (Saturday) 22:00
Volksbühne Berlin | BERLIN
Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin, 10178 Berlin