The Arches presents
Sat 9 Jun 2012 | 8pm - midnight | £8 + bf
The Arches is delighted to bring The Field to the Art School union this June.
One of the leading lights in ambient Swedish electronica and techno, Axel Willner is no stranger to the world of critical acclaim. His Kompakt-released debut album From Here We Go Sublime, released in 2007, featured in Pitchfork’s Top 100 albums of the 2000s and resulted in a tour with LCD Soundsystem and !!!.
Third album Looping State Of Mind, released last year, is no different, with Pitchfork claiming it to be “Willner’s masterpiece-to-date” – evolving from the sound fans will recognise from previous album Yesterday and Today into territory that recalls deep house, post-punk, shoegaze, noise-rock, and cosmic techno.
N.B. Takes place at Glasgow Art School union, 468 Sauchiehall Street
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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