Melbourne experimental musician and songwriter Francis Plagne launches his new album Tenth Volume of Maps.
Released as a vinyl-only LP on the Lost And Lonesome imprint, the new album features inspired arrangements and performances by his live band and displays a more compositionally integrated approach than the sonic experimentation and wild oscillations that marked his first two albums.
Support on the night will be provided by The Icypoles whose loose-yet-tender mix of bubblegum rhythms, doo wop vocals and 60s girl group angst is fast winning them an adoring audience around town; Mad Nanna, the brainchild of Michael Zulicki, in which his metronomic guitar strums and drawled poetry are accompanied by a loose barn-room jam-band forever struggling to synchronize beats and hit notes harmoniously, with magical and faintly disturbing effect; and Sean Baxter, who has forged an international reputation as a bold explorer of percussive possibilities both as a soloist, collaborator, and through his work with the acclaimed Pateras/Baxter/Brown trio. Focusing on the use of extended techniques applied to the conventional drumkit, he utilises an arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus to expand the sonic palette of the percussion tradition.
Friday, October 28th.
Bella Union, corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets.
$10 pre-sale, $13 on the door.