It's totes my 28th year on this planet and to celebrate i'm hosting some tremendously mystical, transcendental music.
— Agathe Max
— More special birthday guests…
Fiver or a present for me on the door.
Your greedy mate
— Alexander Tucker
Alexander Tucker is capable of creating immense sounds on such a grand scale that it is astounding to realize that it is (mostly) all the work of just one man. He is one of Britain’s most forward-thinking songwriters and sound sculptors. Whether through collaborative work with Imbogodom, Grumblin Fur, Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley (and countless others) or through his solo projects that survey drone to folk ballads, his is an unusual talent.
His forthcoming album “Don’t look away” will be released on Thrill Jockey August 2018.
«Tucker sounds like he’s following a tradition that has long been neglected, focusing not on ageless songs and ideas but on ageless feelings captured through his droning miasma of acoustic guitar and mandolin.» — Brainwashed
“Completely wonderful, and truly original. “ — The Quietus
Graduate in Electroacoustic Composition, violinist Agathe Max, besides her collaborations with KURO, Mésange, The SEER, Kolophōn, Winter Ghost… works on different projects including music and sound design for documentaries, animated movies, short movies, theater, contemporary dance and art exhibitions/sound installations.
After training in classical music for 1O years, she graduated at the Bourgoin-Jallieu School of Music, France, in 1995. Later on, she was exposed to improvised music and to the experimental scene. Inspired by a world both enchanting and draped in darkness, she has developed a wide range of sound textures, unique and melodious, creating unconventional and magnetic musical pieces reflecting a personality in constant search of rareness in music. Her concerts are a musical gift to many festivals in France and abroad, with intrepid and fascinating performances.
In 2007, her encounter with the drummer and composer Jonathan Kane was crucial in leading her to collaborate with the record label TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS with whom she released her third album This Silver String in October 2008. It was widely acclaimed by the press and presented in tours throughout US and Europe.
Her electronic project called OFIELD mixes environmental sounds with effects and loops, creating new kinds of soundscape for an imaginary land. This project was born after she graduated from Bernard Fort’s Electroacoustic Composition class in summer of 2015.