Kostis Kilymis / Spoils & Relics / Embla Quickbeam
Kostis Kilymis is a Greek artist based in London. He studied Composition and Sonic Arts at Oxford Brookes University, UK (2011-2012). Kilymis's work focuses on rhythm, noise, electronic synthesis, immersive environments, and the relationship of sound with space.
He has performed across Europe in venues such as Café OTO (London), Q-O2 (Brussels), SGT (Athens) and in festivals such as Audiograft (Oxford) and Inmute (Athens). Work of his has been exhibited in gallery spaces in Oxford, London, Montpellier and Athens. He curates the Organized Music from Thessaloniki label and co-curates Rekem Records. Recent music of his has been released on Strange Rules, Rekem Records, I Dischi Del Barone, Hideous Replica, Mazurka Editions and Entr’acte.
SPOILS & RELICS
Spoils & Relics are Gary Myles, Kieron Piercy, and Johnny Scarr, an experimental trio from UK. Ed Pinsent (The Sound Projector) descives them as, "a very perplexing listening experience. It’s far from clear what we might be hearing; improvisations, field recordings, found sounds, all of the above. It’s as though they set themselves the task of editing a feature film... to remove all the spoken bits of dialogue, so that all that remains is traces, fleeting images of a character opening their mouth about to speak, no sound. If you allow it, this baffling abstraction could take your mind for a little walk around corners you never knew existed."
Emerging from a netherworld of spectral radiophonics and atmospheric ambience, the Brighton-based Embla Quickbeam, once a member of ritualistic supergroup Leopard Leg, is a paragon of creeping malice and subtle disquiet. Her off-kilter symphonies of haunted rapture and discordant dreamscapes are a glimpse into a kingdom of unsettling beauty, and a monocle for the third eye.