Dinos Chapman (UK)

Infamous British visual artist and musician Dinos Chapman has a way of keeping listeners at attention, piquing our curiosity with unexpected techno tweaks, ghostly, half-broken instrumentals and vocals, and wild visuals to match. Taking cues from his own controversial and deliberately shocking contemporary art work with his brother Iakovos "Jake" Chapman, as the Chapman Brothers, Dinos dives head-first and unencumbered into his experiments in electronic music. Yet Chapman’s 2013 debut album of short house-influenced songs, Luftbobler, feels more like an investigation and celebration of music rather than a provocation, and his newest EP, Luv2h8, pushes his musical concepts into longer, contemplative forms. Chapman’s live A/V show, heralded at Barcelona’s Sonar festival and at London’s Fabric last fall -- and coming to EM15 in a new incarnation, plays out in psychedelic, high-contrast colour on three screens, while Chapman keeps the floor moving with his array of altering rhythms: upbeat post-rave jams, chilling and hypnotic stretched-out techno, and melodies that stick around long after closing.

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MUTEK 2014, montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 29/05/2014

Infamous British visual artist and musician Dinos Chapman has a way of keeping listeners at attention, piquing our curiosity with unexpected techno tweaks, ghostly, half-broken instrumentals and vocals, and wild visuals to match. Taking cues from his own controversial and deliberately shocking contemporary art work with his brother Iakovos "Jake" Chapman, as the Chapman Brothers, Dinos dives head-first and unencumbered into his experiments in electronic music. Yet Chapman’s 2013 debut album of short house-influenced songs, Luftbobler, feels more like an investigation and celebration of music rather than a provocation, and his newest EP, Luv2h8, pushes his musical concepts into longer, contemplative forms. Chapman’s live A/V show, heralded at Barcelona’s Sonar festival and at London’s Fabric last fall -- and coming to EM15 in a new incarnation, plays out in psychedelic, high-contrast colour on three screens, while Chapman keeps the floor moving with his array of altering rhythms: upbeat post-rave jams, chilling and hypnotic stretched-out techno, and melodies that stick around long after closing.

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