Decibel Festival 2014: Modern Love with Demdike Stare, Andy Stott, and Millie + Andrea

2012 Countdown, Decibel Festival, Live Reviews
10/01/2014
Katherine Humphreys

As audiences are prone to reflect the shows they are attending, the Decibel Festival crowd at Demdike Stare and Andy Stott was filled with the more experimental seeking fans, those in all black or all white, eyes wide, hair cut expressively in abstract shapes. Demdike Stare, a.k.a. Miles Whittaker, was a satisfying onslaught of noise that worked like scenes in a horror film. Each song had a definite end, although the beginning was usually not so clear cut. On screen images of b-film queens and psychedelic desert encounters played, spliced together, distorted, and repeated for maximum impact. As each score came to an end a new film started up – focusing on colors, eyes blinking down at us, grainy film skipping. He was followed by Andy Stott – who played new sounding music that reflects a great deal of the work you may have heard on his collaborative work as HATE. Cyber tribal beats filled up the space with luscious dancing energy – which was then continued as both Stott and Whittaker returned to the stage as Millie & Andrea took control of the floor.Demdike Stare:

Demdike Stare

Demdike Stare

Andy Stott:

Andy Stott

Millie + Andrea:

Millie & Andrea

Millie & Andrea

Millie & Andrea

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