Japanese electro-pop band Sawa Angstrom join Ambient pop artists Braille Face & Happy Axe for a night of music at Some Velvet Morning.
Sawa Angstrom frequent the art galleries and beer houses of Kyoto, with their voices, synthesizers, and samplers. Their minimalistic improvised performances and melancholy songs are beautiful and infectious. They have just returned from a European tour, and this is a rare opportunity to see them while they are in Melbourne.
Braille Face is Jordan White, whose music is defined by a restless pursuit of the creative process, and is as emotionally affecting as it is sonically adventurous. His debut album Kōya, released in mid-2016, was the culmination of a personal project which saw him privately write and release twelve albums over a twelve month period. Describes as 'exploratory ambient pop' his music combines moody electronics with songwriting of rare depth and vulnerability.
Happy Axe is multi-instrumentalist and musical polymath Emma Kelly. Happy Axe weaves layers of vocals, violin and musical saw into a vibrant fever dream of ambient pop music. Watching a performance by Happy Axe is a hypnotic experience. Deft melodies and atmospheric loops cascade and fold themselves around you. Entrancing patterns form and then dissolve.
Inspired by the organic sonic landscapes of artists like Björk and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Happy Axe builds sound-worlds filled with both light and shadow.