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Masma Dream World // post doom romance // Drekka // Heaveworld DJs at Rozz-Tox, 7PM
March 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
7:00PM DOORS / 8:00PM MUSICROZZ-TOX
2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
// Masma Dream World //
Masma Dream World is the solo recording project of multi-disciplinary artist and degree sound therapist Devi Mambouka.
Born to a Gabonese father and a Singaporean mother, Devi (pronounced: Day-Vee), is a child of the world who learned to tap into their inner magic to overcome trauma, abuse, and addiction.
After the release of their debut album, “Play At Night” in 2020, Devi has toured worldwide as a solo performer and as well been a support artist for Duma on their month-long US 2022 tour.
// post doom romance //
DADA-esque assemblages of sound and image passed back and forth like love letters. post doom romance is Seah and Mykel Boyd.
// DREKKA //
Working under the name Drekka since 1996, composer Michael Anderson has toured, traveled, and collaborated extensively; collecting memories and building a personalized archive of sound that dates back to the mid-1980’s.
Drekka has released a large body of work on labels such as Auris Apothecary, Dais, Fabrica, Morc, Silber, Somnimage, and Anderson’s own label, Bluesanct. Anderson has also recorded and toured as a member of such as projects as Jessica Bailiff, Dylan Ettinger, In Gowan Ring, Lovesliescrushing, Annelies Monseré, Stone Breath, and Turn Pale.
Drekka owes something to the soundscapes and non-linear impressionism of Cindytalk or COIL, the industrial gravity of Einstürzende Neubauten or Hafler Trio, and the cinematic collaborations of Edward Artemiev/Andrei Tarkovsky or Simon Fisher Turner/Derek Jarman. But his work is singular, unique, and very personal.
Throughout years of performing and recording, Drekka has explored early industrial tape culture, fragile bedroom noise-folk, and expansive cinematic textures. His work and performances touch on themes of silence, memory, and forgetfulness. But rather than obscure himself, as is so often the effect of experimental music, DREKKA functions as a direct line into Anderson’s mind and his tenuous cache of memories. These personal aspects and this fragility are clearly on display, rather than being obfuscated by poetic abstractions.
While “haunting” and “hypnogogic” are words often used to describe experimental music and art, Drekka unequivocally occupies and deals in those dark spaces which comprise the tenuous province of memory and dreams. Those are the real ghosts of time and sound.
Just as prominent, particularly in the live setting, is a sort of confrontation; a wrestling with frenetic energy that approaches mania or ecstasy. Just as Drekka’s recordings serve not to obscure but to exhibit Michael Anderson’s mind, his performances serve to exhibit his person, his body. Drekka’s audiences behold not an anonymous face in the glow of a laptop, but a man riding his flimsy card table strewn with tape players, bells, trinkets, metal, and pedals. They behold a man’s spirit riding him, contact microphone in mouth, hands shifting cassettes collected over time and distance. Drekka’s audiences behold a confrontation of spirit, body, memory, and sound.
// HEAVENWORLD DJs //
Enjoy interludes and digressions from these whirled class DJs from Peoria
A TASTE OF WHAT TO EXPECT :
MASMA DREAM WORLD – Live at Saint Vitus Bar
POST DOOM ROMANCE – Live at Surrealist Sands
DREKKA “Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid”