Match&Fuse support uncompromising and innovative music from across Europe, and this Inspired border-crossing idea" has been making waves across the continent since 2011.
On this tour, psych 1970s sci-fi prog from Italy mix with experimental drum and bass from Poland, and London's very own skronk swagger quintet WorldService Project.
Check matchandfuse.com for full dates in Italy, Poland and the UK:
OWLS ARE NOT (Poland)
Trio Owls Are Not What present unique and explosive mix of distorted bass, precise and dynamite drums with psychedelic electronic, creating a mesmerizing music ritual. Experienced and exploring musicians, rooted in the Warsaw underground scene, Owls Are Not published their first EP on-line to great acclaim.
“Extremely energizing and original mixture” Radio Kampus
As eerie and jarring as a cyclone or volcanic eruption, Tubax represents all the paranoia, fortitude, and fanaticism of a 70’s sci-fi film. It is the soundtrack to the alien invasion, constructed under the influence of charged wires, nostalgia, and aluminum foil. Il Mondo Stava Finendo, their debut album, experiments with psychedelic bravado, and funk rhythm that commands action and dance.
The band rapidly found acclaim from their audiences across Italy. The evolution of electronic, progressive, and funk music into a sole identity, creates an intense dance rhythm without neglecting technical skill and organic thought.
Something that should not go unnoticed. A must-listen album” Acidi Viola
WORLDSERVICE PROJECT (UK)
Imagine a four-way cage match between Frank Zappa, Loose Tubes, Stravinsky and Meshuggah in a Monty Python universe.
Led by pianist/composer Dave Morecroft, WorldService Project speak through darkly playful building passages, winding through dissonance, complex rhythmic manipulation and downright silliness. Other times it draws on the language of 20th Century Classical composers layered over boisterous grooves more commonly found in albums by heavy rock artists.
The result is high-octane experimental but accessible music with a smile on its face.
“[A] band that's doing everything right, and deserves all the acclaim it can handle” John Kelman, allaboutjazz.com
Praise for the bands
Tubax: Possibly the most interesting dirty funk release since Herbie Hancocks Headhunters", this release is recommended to any adventurous fan of supah funkay music." —Time_Signature, ProgFreak
Owls Are Not: There are classic drum and bass elements, but with a lean towards recent dubstep here and there, dubprojecten Bill Laswell and even room for ultra tight riffs and a wink to Prog" —Guy Peters, enola.be
WorldService Project: [They] resemble a scientist at work on some mad scheme in a garden shed absent mindedly applying jump leads to an unsuspecting squirrel while listening to Keith Emerson" —marlbank.net