We kick off our 2020 events with one of the hottest up and coming live acts around right now, Animistic Beliefs. This talented duo caught our eye just over 18 months ago so we're delighted to finally get them down to play. They bring a retro-future feeling to their banging live sets and you never know what will happen next because each one is fully improvised in the moment using their vintage drum machines and DIY modular synths.
Delighted to have 69 & Rubadub legend Martin McKay joining us in the booth. One of the biggest influences in underground electro & techno in Scotland with the much loved & respected 69 crew. It's great to have him back home where it all began!
Animistic Beliefs Bio
Animistic Beliefs was born to perform. They live to play live, and thrive on stage. They hail from Rotterdam but ﬂourish in dark, strobe lit basements during the witching hours. It is there that they breath new life into electro by twisting, turning and contorting it into new forms that are utterly spellbinding and occult. They take ﬂuid melodies and shift them into something other, experiment with texture and go from meditative to manic, destructive to danceable in an instant.
With a look as stylish as their sound, the young pair reimagine UK sounds, IDM intricacies and Detroit feelings through their huge collection of vintage gear and DIY modular synths. They offset fast paced robotic drummachine patterns with softer melancholic timbres and dehumanised voices that come from another dimension. They bring a retro-future feeling to their banging live sets and never know what will happen next because each one is fully improvised in the moment, right here, right now.
All this makes each show a thrilling ride though fast paced beats, warped acid and alien sounds that leave a lasting impression. To date they played to great acclaim at places like Amsterdam’s De School, live on NTS and at a Clone x Operator party. Next to arresting live shows, Animistic Beliefs continue to do unfamiliar things with familiar sounds in the studio. Their debut EP, Sinuous Gullies on Solar One Music’s sub-label Between Places, sold out immediately. So did the repress.
That was thanks to the EP’s restless and infectious rhythms and gurgling acid, real world feelings yet otherworldly design. More is planned, as is a debut album and a collaboration with Legowelt, Audiosport 8, which has been caught on cassette tape. If you act quickly, there is still time to jump on board the good ship Animistic Beliefs before it once again heads off over the horizon into yet another another alternate reality