CUCINA POVERA, CONNY FRISCHAUF, MISONICA, FIRMAMENT
CUCINA POVERA live
The solo project of Luxembourgish-Finnish musician Maria Rossi has been described as one of the most striking ones to emerge from Glasgow’s underground scene in a decade. Cucina Povera is named after the Italian culinary concept which emphasises the use of a few simple ingredients, she conjures gorgeous, otherworldly songs about nourishment and precarity from layered vocals and electronics. Live, her music unfolds beautifully, as beguiling melodies emerge from harmonic drones and looped phrases. recordings blend clear, unaffected voice and minimal synth.
On her fourth album Lumme, recorded in Rotterdam, London, Luxembourg, and Glasgow, Rossi explores glossolalia magic in a 60-minute swirl of durational excursions for voice, organ and synth, full of messed-up laser etched ambient-pop hymns. Alongside a collection of wave lullabies for seagulls, this release was initiated in the lush and gentle coastal forest of Samogitia.
CONNY FRISCHAUF live
Dreamlike, idiosyncratic, wonderfully unpretentious songs; twisted lyrics, falling out of time and space, picking up elements from Leftfield, Cosmic, Kraut, Synth Wave, and obscure 70s/80s Jazz-Pop. Conny Frischauf is an artist and musician, based in Vienna. After a couple of EPs – “Effekt & Emotion” (International Major Label, 2018) and “Affekt & Tradition” (Kame House, 2019)- , she released her debut album “Die Drift” via Bureau B in January 2021.
The focus of Misonica´s live sets is the voice as an instrument. Voices of human and more than human agents collide in floating superimpositions. Her sounds explore the paths of togetherness and of the in-between, they are deeply atmospheric and relate to a larger narrative. The performances guide us into imaginary realms, opening auratic spaces in which we can walk in.
“Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus he made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And he called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. Firmament is the DJ-moniker of Luīze Nežberte.