The Arches and Cry Parrot present
Tue 1 May 2012 | 8pm - 11pm | £8 + bf
9.45pm Oneohtrix Point Never
8.45pm Sad City
Approximate set times
The Arches and Cry Parrot team up to bring experimental musician Oneohtrix Point Never to the Berkeley Suite following the release of Replica last year – the sixth album in a prolific back catalogue of liquid ambience and drone-heavy electronic psychedelia.
Brooklyn-based musician Daniel Lopatin’s labour of love, Oneohtrix Point Never is the cross-section at which a number of his obsessions meet: vintage hardware, sci-fi, dystopia, experimental music, retro-futurist electronica, noise… 2010′s Returnal, for example, was performed and recorded by Lopatin on a personal computer and an array of vintage hardware, consisting of an Akai AX-60, a Roland Juno-60, a Roland MSQ-700 and a Korg Electribe ES-1, whilst Replica merges electronica, ambient and drone to produce a song cycle based on lo-fi audio procured from TV advertisement compilations.
Coming in sixth in Pitchfork’s Top 50 albums of 2011, it marked the latest of Lopatin’s albums to be greeted with critical reverence, strengthened by their billing on the Animal Collective-curated ATP that summer.
This event takes place at The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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