28/9 – ARENA 3RAUM & KLEINE HALLE, w/ SWAN MEAT, GISCHT, TREIBGUT, ASFAST, IN MY TALONS, ANTONIA, AMEN, H_RI
[DANSE NOIR /CH]
New from Danse Noire (co-founded by Aisha Devi) comes a blistering debut EP from GIL, ‘Orchids & Wasps’. Drawing inspiration equally from emerging post-human theories and the surreal collage culture of underground circles, GIL’s deft compositions conjure a multitude of somatic convulsions that transcends not just genre but the club environment itself. In keeping with Danse Noire’s preceding releases, GIL invites interpretations of ‘Onset’ by global-minded producers J. G. Biberkopf (Knives) and Imaabs (NAAFI).
It should come as no surprise that the Berlin-based producer’s background includes training in modern dance, entering club circles while studying composition in Bern. ‘Orchids & Wasps’ begins as a statement of intent, laying down the gauntlet to the dance floor but concludes as a fine example of chaos and harmony fighting over the same territory. As soon as rhythms settle they fall under their own weight; club music tropes gasp for air amongst the rubble of rapid-fire percussion; sampled melodies are chewed up and spat out in a vortex of tempo changes. The onslaught of body shocks delivered by GIL becomes so intense that immediacy and timelessness become one, subsuming the listener into an abyss of swarming fevers.