Byetone (Slices DVD Feature)
Diamond Version - Operate at your optimum (mode operator bsp.A) (by SonarFestival)
Just realized that I’ve seen all three do their thing live, but not together. A collabo makes good sense.
The highlight of the night was also the most surprising, where as a finale before the DJ’s started (at 5am!) Noto and Byetone broke from their press-kit roles as serious, cerebral and austere artists and in lieu of an encore, threw down an impromptu DJ set, messily weaving grime, dubstep, straight-up house, that Michael Jackson/Residents mashup, into James Brown and into 80s territory with Madonna, Joy Division and Visage. It was a full-on drunken dance party with the pair chainsmoking, doing shots and clowning on stage with the crowd responding in kind. There’s video of that to come, and it was the most fun I’ve had in a long while.
Best show of the year.
So this is happening in Kyoto come October: Alva Noto, Byetone, Aoki Takamasa, Vladislav Delay, agf, Anne-James Chatton, etc…
/After a few visits, I still have the occasional “OMG Japan tech moment”: you can buy concert tickets/pay bills at Lawson (24-hour convenience store a la 7-11).
//Found out I missed OOIOO/Eye and Masonna by a few weeks, and no good gigs coming in the immediate future. Boo. That’s actually easier on the pocketbook and I have the above show to look forward to.
Live performance of Olaf Bender aka Byetone, from the German label Raster Noton, at the 5’th aniversary of AV MOTIONAL. 28 September, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania. ///FULL LIVE CONCERT, high sound quality///