La di da di – Battles are returning to Šiška! The most exciting instrumental rock band, a trio sounding like a robot orchestra unleashed, composed of John Stanier (ex Helmet, Tomahawk), Ian Williams (ex Don Caballero, Storm & Stress) and Dave Konopka (ex LYNX), who have again been pushing the limits of our imagination and
La di da di – Battles are returning to Šiška!
The most exciting instrumental rock band, a trio sounding like a robot orchestra unleashed, composed of John Stanier (ex Helmet, Tomahawk), Ian Williams (ex Don Caballero, Storm & Stress) and Dave Konopka (ex LYNX), who have again been pushing the limits of our imagination and of what is possible in rock with their new album La Di Da Di, which was released last year on Warp Records. And their audio stunts are even more fascinating to experience live!
In the past decade, Battles have formed an entirely unique music sphere extending from instrumental rock, electronic groove, to sweaty mathematics, faulty robotics and ping pong. Improbably sounding music which you believe is not possible to be played live, until you see Battles at work.
Layers of sound loops sampled live, as intertwined by multi-instrumentalists Konopka and Williams, armed to the teeth with guitars, keyboards and electronic appliances, are being supported as well as torn down with the decisive rhythmic foundations by the only one of the threesome who is striking rather than sampling, John Stanier, once the backbone of Helmet, the drummer with the lowest stool and the highest crash cymbal!
We first saw them in Šiška in the summer of 2011, immediately after the release of their second album Gloss Drop, the making of which robbed them of their founding member Tyondai Braxton, thus leaving them a little wobbly aznd searching for balance, which they eventually found last year, then recorded and released their great new album La Di Da Di… and here they go again!
Concert is also included in SUPER ŠIŠKA WEEK 6.–10. junij 2016 super ticket pack offer:
– SUPER ŠIŠKA PACK for €44,99 (concerts Liima, Garbage, Biffy Clyro, Marko Hatlak Band)
*On sale until 7 June 2016.
– EXTRA SUPER ŠIŠKA for €59,99 (SUPER ŠIŠKA PACK concerts + Zakk Wylde).
*On sale until 6 June 2016.
* If you have already purchased tickets for BATTLES + Litošt concert, but you happen to have the appetite for other Šiška Super Week concerts, you can replace it for SUPER ŠIŠKA PACK at the additional cost at Kino Šiška box office. The number of weekly tickets is limited.
Litošt – Live Electronic Band
Moog Slim Phatty/Arturia MiniBrute/Moogerfoogers/Ableton Live
DSI Evolver/Oberheim Matrix 6/Ableton Live/Max
Drums/Objects/Triggered Circuit Bent Drum Machines/Kaoss pad + Kaossilator
They sound like a jazz band that got into electronic music. They go about their venture thoughtfully, enthusiastically, instinctively, through their experience of jazz and improvised music, and through the study of electronic music. (Kompoš, Odzven)