Club Zho 2016

Club Zho 128: John Chantler

7:30pm Tuesday 21 June
The Bunker, Anvil Lane, Mt Hawthorn

John Chantler is a musician and organiser living in Stockholm, Sweden.

This August Chantler releases Which way to leave?, his latest LP for Lawrence English’s ROOM40 label.

The self-reflexive sequencing that tracks the sub-harmonic series in the opening blast of Falling Forward’ positions the record as Chantler’s most explicitly melodic. These melodies however do not exist in a mono-dimensional vacuum, rather they co-exist in a meshed framework of dynamic timbral layers. The record’s abrupt cuts, deft variations of density and unexpected diversions are happily explored with headlong dives into ravishing texture and extended stretches of surface stasis. The music draws on a domestic reimagining of the traditions of studio based electronic music/musique concrete and 20th century minimalism and delivers this with brash revitalised energy.

JohnChantlerThis new LP follows Still Light, Outside an extended suite that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the pipe organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic. It was described as “strikingly beautiful” by The Guardian.

Venue directions: Directions to The Bunker: 7 Anvil Lane is the bunker next to Neighborhood Pizza which shares the same carpark as the Mt Hawthorn IGA (cnr Scarborough Beach Rd and Coogee Street). If you are in this carpark, look for the giant metal chimney shoot and follow the brick wall to the dark red door. Good directions to follow also appear on the Neighborhood Pizza website:
Phone 0497990752 if you cannot locate the venue on the night of the concert.