London’s Paper Dollhouse heads up the first Sensoria of 2012 in The Joinery on 24th February. It’s a BYOB event and School Tour & Be Honest will also be playing.
Paper Dollhouse is the work of Astrud Steehouder; dark minimal gothic folk which comprises haunting vocals, acoustic guitar, effects pedals, found sounds, slide projector and minimal electronic atmospherics. Her debut album ‘A Box Painted Black’ has just been released on Bird Records, the femme-folk off shoot of the Finders Keepers family.
Inspired by early 60s electronic pioneers Delia Derbyshire and Eliane Radigue, bleak British television soundtracks, minimal dark electronica, Arthur Russell, Christine Harwood and France Galle, the music combines simple folk songs with environmental and electronic textural sounds and visuals to create a pared down, beautiful experience.
“School Tour makes stratospheric drone and pulse music, layering clouds of sepulchral reverb over trance-inducing Ominchord oscillations, decaying super-8 memories and loops of ghosts and whispering chainsaws. He is also a member of Children Under Hoof and Patrick Kelleher’s live band.” – Astonishing Sod-Ape
Improvised guitar project involving Quarter Inch Collective’s Ian Maleney.
The Joinery, Dublin 7
€10, BYOB, 24th February 2012