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Ålesund + Riz Maslen
October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets are £12 available from Kino-Teatr box office and online from Ticketsource:
Bristol dreamscape pioneers Ålesund (pronounced Aww-le-sund) released their debut EP Shift & Flux on 15th Feb 2019. Produced by Jake Bright (Mary Spender, Doeray, Kate Stapley, Svelte, Future Dub Orchestra,) Shift & Flux is a collection of beautifully crafted songs with a sparse, Nordic undercurrent. Immersive sound; rolling drums; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals, Ålesund are an atmospheric force from the trip hop heartland that create expansive, emotive and exhilarating sound worlds.It is available to download, purchase and stream on all major platforms.
Their singles have been greatly received by fans and critics over the past few months and they are excited to finally share the full EP. After a busy year of studio work, a summer of festivals, a string of sell out shows and a plays on BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing and a stream of regional radio shows they are already busying themselves on the follow up record.
‘Flawless production, exquisite vocal range and graceful atmospherics…Shift & Flux might very well be the best song we’ve listened to this year’ – Tap the Feed
‘There’s a film not yet made, for which Ålesund haven’t yet composed the award-winning score. But it must happen in the future…’ – Bristol In Stereo
‘Haunting cinematics, total musical immersion and a beautifully Nordic twist; that’s the tour-de-force of Bristol four-piece Ålesund…’ – Born Music Online
Support comes from St Leonards’ own Riz Maslen.
Riz Maslen has had an extraordinary career so far – playing live at Coachella and the Montreaux Jazz Festival, composing for Kew Gardens and the English National Opera, and releasing work on a who’s who of independent labels including R&S/Apollo, Oxygen Music Works and Ninja Tune.
Now homed in St Leonards On Sea, she has completed her sixth Neotropic studio album, formed improvisation super group Non Blank with Oliver Cherer, Jack Hayter and Darren Morris, and collaborated with Zeroh for several festivals.
Often intensely personal, her focus on honesty in performance makes her a compelling live act.