Humcrush

Thomas Stronen's percussion

My Twitter review of Humcrush (Stale Storløkken keyboards, Thomas Strønen percussion) at the Vortex on 16th April:

7.14pm

God, I hang my head in shame. First time ever in the ‘new’ Vortex. Why did it take me so long? Looking forward to Humcrush.

9.26pm

I love Stale Storløkken’s sound palette: haunted, ethereal, immediately recognisable. Likewise Stronen: spacious, silent and dense.

9.28pm

Strønen: one hand drumming, one hand processing.

9.37pm

Okay at this point I’m grinning like a hyena.

9.45pm

Storløkken looks like someone I used to share a squat with: earring, lived-in face, tie-dye shirt. Strønen, clean-cut, muscular, bit scary

10.11pm

Humcrush – quiet passages: non-Western, unearthly too? Percussion: controlled violence.

11.25pm

Empty platform. Ghost train, no lights.


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