Simona Castricum, Geryon, Two Steps on the Water and DJ Narcissique
Fri 22 Jan 2016, 6.00pm–9.00pm
Simona Castricum. Photo by Jack Mannix.
An evening of music by Melbourne musicians with—or with a relation to—trans identity. The music is appropriately diverse, as is its method of presentation. Simona Castricum performs emotional, ferocious electronic avant-pop—halfway between Jeff Mills and My Bloody Valentine. Geryon creates beat-driven soundscapes that are somehow both ethereal and forceful. Two Steps on the Water are aptly described by the title of their recent EP: Having Pop-Punk Feelings in a Country-Western Body. They use country’s musical language, grind it on a lo-fi stone and use it to express the type of woozily emotional sentiment Tammy Wynette could. Meanwhile, DJ Narcissique is a former New York City resident whose sets are inspired by house, techno and old-school hip-hop.