We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Martin, Roger Robinson and Kiki Hitomi, better know as King Midas Sound, will be taking over the editorial reigns of Electronic Beats on November 2nd. Yup, you read that right. All of the reviews features and news stories you read on the days will have been created by the band.
King Midas Sound are more than just a band. They are three multi-disciplined artists who’s expertise and interest ranges far beyond the poetry, writing, music production and singing that they bring together as KMS. With a punk attitude and a healthy disregard for convention, they are one of the most dynamic and interesting musical entities connected to the current vogue for bass. Mirroring the moment and yet transcending the contemporary, their message, their music and attitude is as real as it gets.
More information about the take over on the coming weeks, but in the mean time, why not familiarize yourself with the world of King Midas Sound sound by taking a look at their rather entertaining blog.
Abandon Normal Devices is a festival that takes place in the UK over several weeks and in multiple locations, beginning this month. Described as “a call to arms inviting anarchists of the imagination to propose striking perspectives on technological, physical and social normality” the event takes in exhibitions, workshops, performances and more. One of the most intriguing projects involved two EB favourites, Maria Minerva and Forest Swords who are both creating music that will be transferred onto X-Rays – a technique used in former Soviet countries to trade in illicit recordings of Western music. Due to the fragile nature of the format the recordings will only be heard once at the Spectres of Spectacle event which will also feature Victoria Gray and Anat Ben David.
“Experience deliberatley fogged audio montage and textual interferance – a complex response to degraded ideals of the present day, combining lo-fi and disco with a deeply experimental art practice.”
More information available here – if you are in the UK we strongly recommend you check this out.