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Hotel Suburbia presents: Petrels (UK) & Talvihorros (UK) [live] w./ visuals by Max Bondi (UK)

Datum: vrijdag 30 mei
Aanvang: 20:00
Entree: 7 euro


Petrels (UK)
Oliver Barrett is a musician and illustrator currently living in London. Oliver has most recently put out several releases under his ‘Petrels’ moniker on various labels internationally including Denovali, Tartaruga, and Patient Sounds.

As a performer has played with artists ranging from Duane Pitre to Steve Beresford to Damo Suzuki. A multi-instrumentalist, Oliver’s musical practice ranges from solo electronics, acoustic improvisation, band work, and sound art, to orchestral arrangements and song, drawing influences from a broad spectrum.

His last album “Onkalo” is the follower of the highly praised Petrels concept debut album Haeligewielle. Onkalo (‘hiding place’) is the name of the spent nuclear fuel repository currently under construction in Finland to house hazardous nuclear waste.

Taking this as a starting point, Petrels second album – after acclaimed debut Haeligewielle – draws on a fascination with how we deal with what is left over, both physically and mentally. With this thread running through Onkalo, Petrels also takes inspiration from speculative science, immense time scales, retro-futurism, personal history.


“Petrels has provided us with what has to be the strongest solo debut from a musician so far in 2011.”
(Fluid Radio)

“The album is a masterpiece of narrative, a blackened ship with a broken mast that defies the storm and in so doing discovers its own dark destiny.”
(8.5/ 10 – The Silent Ballet)

Talvihorros is the work of Scotland based experimental composer Ben Chatwin. He used to be Working with primarily guitar and analogue electronics and has now moved more toward electronics. He makes dense and dark ambient compositions that aspire to take in the beauty and chaos of the cosmos.

Eaten Alive is the fifth studio album as Talvihorros. Marking the move away from Chatwin’s signature guitar sound into a wide-ranging electronic sound palette, featuring his most direct and uncompromising work to date.

Eaten Alive is the result of his encounter with Daniel Crossley. An album that focuses on the darker recesses of life, where bold melodic ideas fight with harsh noise and glacial ambience to create something organic, evolving and physically arresting.


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