A Farewell To Somadrone

SomadroneSomadrone‘s last Dublin gig for what may be a very long time is on 18th December, with Twinkranes & the Skinny Wolves DJs also on the bill.

Somadrone‘s last Dublin gig for what may be a very long time is on 18th December, with Twinkranes & Skinny Wolves DJs also on the bill.

Skinny Wolves Presents a night of kraut / drone / space rock pleasures featuring a live performance from Rough Trade and NME’s favourite psychedelic power trio, TWINKRANES, and what is set to be the very last SOMADRONE show for the foreseeable future. Along with Skinny Wolves and guest DJs, the night is set to be an inevitable spectrum of zoned-out progressive musik to bend, warp and melt your mind to…

SOMADRONE (full live band) / TWINKRANES (Twisted Nerve Records)
w/ Skinny Wolves + Guest DJs
8.30 to 1am, Friday 18th December, Dublin Art Mill Studios, Mill Street, Dublin 8 (Near Blackpitts)
€10, BYOB

Somadrone is Irish Composer / Musician / Filmaker Neil O Connor. Neil has studied with Roger Doyle, Jurgen Simpson and completed his PhD in Composition (specializing in graphical notation) with Donnacha Dennehy at Trinity College Dublin in 2009. Beginning his career as a filmmaker, Neil has been involved in a diverse range of musical activities including folk, jazz, rock, electronic and electro-acoustic

His work was been shown/performed at the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Fringe Festival, Resonances Festival @ IRCAM Paris, 60 X 60 NYC, Mass Museum of Modern Art, and is involved with the YCC (Young
Composers Committee).

TwinkranesTWINKRANES (Twisted Nerve Records)
Spektrumtheatresnakes – Album released 23 November 2009 on Twisted Nerve Records

A self-described “psychedelic power trio specializing in zone-out progressive pop musik,” TWINKRANES dare to be different. Spektrumtheatresnakes, their debut album, is triple-pronged, hammer-action psychedelia driven by tribal motorik, barking mad synthesiser lines, loose connections, dead ends and choppy stormy waters. If you like Silver Apples, Wooden Shjips, car chases, krautrock and mind-bending grooves, you’re going to love this.

Hailing from Dublin, the trio comprises Anto, aka Blonde Fox (Vocals & drums), Rooster (guitars & tape manipulation) and Ray, aka Auburn Spinner (Korg synthesizer rhythms and soundscapes). Together, they take influence equally from dance music and the weirder wings of pop history. “We love krautrock and prog but beyond the classics we think there’s a lot of great music that would have been better if it had been processed in a pop way. That’s what we’re doing. The album as a whole is really us exploring the psychedelic world like a baby snake opening its eyes for the first time and checking what’s around.”

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