Lafidki / The Thomas Family
LAFIDKI, aka Saphy Vong, is a Cambodian sound and visual artist based in Riga. He has toured his abstract electronics, noise and sequenced multi-layered rhythms worldwide, sharing stages with Maria Minerva, James Ferraro, K-X-P, Lydia Lunch, Molly Nilsson, Com Truise, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Ital, Magic Touch, Laurel Halo, Nate Young, Andy Stott, Damo Suzuki, Shonen Knife... the list goes on. Saphy runs the Steak Au Zoo label, and has collaborated with such figures as Zack Kouns, Rory Hinchey, Dustin Wong and Kikiilimikilii.
THE THOMAS FAMILY are Daniel and David Thomas (no relation). Daniel and David record and perform together as Hagman, TST (with Kevin Sanders) and as solo artists; Daniel under his own name, David as Ap Martlet. Between them, they also run the labels Sheepscar Light Industrial, Cherry Row Recordings and Kirkstall Dark Matter. Their new album ‘Dub Variations” due out on The Crow Versus Crow imprint October 13th is a combination of David’s solo sketches made using a modular synthesiser and Daniel’s field recordings, taken in Hong Kong.