‘Rowdy SS’

Sound and bodies in wordless dialogue with Last Yearz Interesting Negro & Rowdy SS for DEMO – Deptford Moving Image Festival, June 21

20 June 2019

A performance by Last Yearz Interesting Negro & Rowdy SS as well as a screening by Invernomuto will be presented in a live event at the inaugural DEMO – Deptford Moving Image Festival on Friday 21 June.

Taking place at the Deptford Church Hall, this event titled Sonic Bodies, Broken Lines, Reversible Time sees Jamila Johnson-Small aka Last Yearz Interesting Negro & Rowdy SS present their work Fury1. The piece features movement and sonic performance, which the artists describe as “Sound and bodies in wordless dialog like light that refracts in the prism of the moving crowd.” The event will also present a screening of Italian artist duo Invernomuto’s filmNegus (2016).

See the DEMO – Deptford Moving Image Festival website for more details.**

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Lol K’s distorted saxophone plunges into the recesses of bass & garage with a video for Born Under a Bad One featuring Rowdy SS

22 November 2018

Lol K released their Born Under a Bad One EP via London’s Curl on October 31, with an accompanying video premiering on AQNB today. For the recording, saxophonist Chris Calderwood and producer junior xl present a romantic agglomeration of lethargic muted beats and bulging atmospherics that have been embellished by a twisted and wailing saxophone.

Split into four tracks called ‘Wrong & Strong’, ‘Moon Project’, ‘Regularr’ and ‘Tbilisi’, the 16-plus sound piece runs unbroken for the video, which follows artist Rowdy SS while moving across the rooms of a stripped-back building — steady, masked and jolting. Pitched brass, piano and bass elements meet the anatomized soundscapes excavated from the recesses of trap and garage.**

Lol K’s Born Under a Bad One EP was released via London’s Curl Recordings on October 31, 2018.

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