Roodkapje presents MiMa 41: Tomaga (UK) + Eklin (NL) + Mc Bain (dj-set)
An evening with haunted sound collages, tribal rhythms, jazzed-out psychedelia and minimalism by:
Tomaga (uk) + Eklin (nl)
With a dj-set from our new Rotterdam neighbour mr Mc Bain.
Listen here to a mix, especially made for this evening from Mc Bain.
Thursday July 16
Entrance: 5 Euro
Location: Teilingerstraat 128
TOMAGA is two musicians actively deconstructing their normal sonic palette in search of a new and unfamiliar sound world. Having played as musicians for many years in bands such as Shit N Shine, The Oscillation, Neon Neon, Raime, Voice Of Seven Thunders, and countless others, TOMAGA channels various forms of multi-instrumentalism into music that moves by turns through industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism, on it’s way to somewhere wholly other.
Rather than the complex, abstract sound that we might have expected to result from their totally unfettered musical explorations, the duo’s minimalist compositions are darkly psychedelic, elusive and deeply imbued with images – as though they have set some curiously unsettled, surreal dreams to music.
Eklin is a five-piece that uses a traditional band line-up to reconstruct songs into haunting sound collages that are darkly upsetting, strangely familiar, yet surprisingly groovy. New material, new band members, first show in over two years!
Eklin are completely unique in style, and it’s almost impossible to pinpoint any of their musical influences.They’ve got this really ethereal, cavernous vibe going, sounding completely natural and organic almost always, with very minimal instrumentation… Eklin are an absolutely perfect machine when it comes to the rhythm section, with tightly syncopated percussion doing most of the work, deep pocket grooves, more then enough kraut-like pounding, and light, airy guitar flourishes that trickle down into the tiny cracks. Icy blue synths flow in and out of the songs smoothly, sounding like they’re underwater and rising to the surface… Some parts of Onwa are similar to the primitive minimalism of Gang Gang Dance, but even that comparison doesn’t do this justice. Eklin are definitely doing something painfully unique and fresh. - Cassette Gods
Eklin are a Dutch band who inhabit a sound space almost completely free from reference or genre specificity. There minimalist Kraut rock like rhythms pounds out deep melodic grooves… With the addition of glacial synths, extra percussion elements, and minimalist guitar flourishes, “Onwa” becomes an album of distinct voice and beauty that resides within a contemporary artistic originality that is rarely achieved by “new” music. - Night People
Made possible with the support of Popunie Music Support Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten