Frottage III @ The Pigeonhole, SG
from Mark Ujikaji:
If you are Singaporean or live in Singapore, Happy National Day to you!
We have three exciting announcements today:
First, Frottage III takes place this Sunday, Aug 14, 2011, proudly presently by 7x0x7 and Ujikaji Records. This is our third (and final?) of casual (sound) encounters at The Pigeonhole. Come to experience the following three talented solo aritsts:
One Lick Less is Julien Bancilhon from France, who brings to audiences a powerful, haunting dynamic sound using original, lapsteel guitars of the Hawaiian and American tradition as well as unique, handmade guitars built from scratch in his home in Paris, France. A psychologist working with autistics by day, Bansilhon‚Äôs dedication to his music leads him by night to compose sublime melodies, augmented sometimes with poignant lyrics, fusing the traditions of American blues and experimental folk.
Linda Ong is the bass player and singer of prog-metal band Lunarin, providing both the heavy foundation and lilting highs of the band. She is as much influenced by heavy Grunge bands of the early 1990s and heavy art rock, as music by Kate Bush, P J Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins and Tori Amos. To listen to Linda’s haunting, aching voice is like tasting a drop of whiskey oak soul. She believes that music can be more powerful than words; and that songwriters make terrible poets.
Hanging up the Moon is the solo project of Sean Lam, best known for being the voice of seminal alternative metal/rock band Concave Scream. His songs, melodic and stripped down on acoustic guitar or ukulele are filled with casual musings and bedroom whispers to loved ones.
Venue: The Pigeonhole, 52/53 Duxton Road
Date: August 14, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Second, our label arm is proud to announce our very first CD release on Sep 16, 2011: Sun Worshipper (UJI-001), by guitar-and-drums wizards Magus (Leslie Low and Mark Dolmont). The album has been released digitally at http://magusband.bandcamp.com/ but the CD release will feature textured art work, bonus easter eggs and more…
Third, timed in conjunction with our first official release, we are relaunching our website on HTTP://UJIKAJI.NET/ … click the link for a preview of things to come…