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Nick Luscombe with Group A and Steve Beresford

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Nick Luscombe introduces special collaborative session, as Japanese duo Group A pair with improvising pianist Steve Beresford.

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Japanese duo Group A pair with improvising pianist Steve Beresford for a Late Junction collaboration session. One of Nick Luscombe's top gigs of 2015 was in a small venue round the corner from his house where he discovered Group A performing a blistering set on a step ladder whilst wearing lampshades on their heads. Hailing from Tokyo but based in Berlin, Group A create sound collages by processing vocals through an analogue synthesizer, a violin through a cassette player topped off with a drum machine. For this session they have been paired with a stalwart of the London improvising scene, pianist Steve Beresford who's not afraid of placing strange foreign objects inside expensive pianos. The result is a playful sonic adventure that combines analogue with digital and compares Tokyo to London.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Family Atlantica

    Canto De Pilon

    • Cosmic Unity.
    • Soundway.
    • 15.
  • Logan Takahashi

    Cella

    • NOGEO.
    • Ghostly.
    • 2.
  • Brian Eno

    Fickle Sun ii (The Hour Is Thin)

  • Christian Naujoks

    Taipei

    • Wave.
    • Dial Records.
    • 2.
  • Apple Rabbits

    Memory

  • Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

    Lam Tang Wai Yook Pattana

  • Moses Boyd

    Rye Lane Shuffle

    • Rye Lane Shuffle.
    • Exodus Records.
    • 1.
  • TOYOMU

    波乗りマックス

    • 印象III : なんとなく、パブロ (Imagining "The Life of Pablo").
    • 14.
  • TOYOMU

    I still love K.A.N.Y.E.

    • 印象III : なんとなく、パブロ (Imagining "The Life of Pablo").
    • 9.
  • Wiggy

    Dancing to my DNA

    • Morgue Party Time.
    • Gasman.
    • 1.
  • Group A & Steve Beresford

    Final Piece Short Version

  • Group A & Steve Beresford

    Gosfield Street

  • Group A & Steve Beresford

    West Harrow Birds

  • Pharoah Sanders

    Greeting To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)

    • Elevation.
    • Impulse!.
    • 2.
  • Kompost3

    Unfolding An Origami Universe

  • Ali Farka Touré

    Allah Uya

    • Niafunké.
    • Hannibal Records.
    • 2.
  • Seven Davis Jr.

    Controversy

  • Anna von Hausswolff

    Discovery

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