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Au + Fredrick Stanley Star + Rozi Plain

Fri 1 May 2009 // 20:00

(Fri 1st / 8pm / £6)

Third Ear present: AU + fredrick stanley star + rozi plain

Au (pronounced "ay-you") based in Portland Oregon is predominantly a duo consisting of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka on drums (Jackie-O-Motherfucker, Mustaphamond), AU is a loosely defined amalgam of players that can swell to double digit numbers with full choir in tow and sees some of Portland's finest lending a helping hand. It's sound is vast and deftly treads a loose shaky bridge between the backwoods freak-folk crowd and the more formalised concoctions of art-poppers like Brian Eno; managing to erase the high art/low art boundary between American contemporary classical music.
"There are no maps for the musical terrain that Portland-based
experimentalist Luke Wyland explores, but the scenery here is weirdly
beautiful....We may hear distant flashes of Arcade Fire here, or perhaps Spiritualized jamming with Sun Ra, but this mostly sounds like a hugely inventive campfire jam at some magical faraway festival of the imagination." UncutMagazine
http://www.myspace.com /peaofthesea With support from:

Fredrick Stanley Star ~ http://www.myspace.com/fredrickstanleystarmusic Cardiff based Frederick Stanley Star remind me of Akron/Family instruments voices and pleasing faces...AMAZING

Rozi Plain ~ http://www.myspace.com/roziplain 
Fence Records favourite playing the music that makes machines cry.