Tuesday, March 10, 2009
8:00pm - with support from Crumbling Ghost, Cosmic Shenngy, Sputniko! - 18+
22 Blenheim Gardens,
London, UK SW2 5BZ
Damo Suzuki is a seminal shamanic figure in experimental music. Discovered busking outside a Munich café in 1970 by the Krautrock legends Can-with whom he gigged that very night and then helped create arguably, their finest work: Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days. Suzuki then left to become a Jehovah's Witness, only re-emerging a decade later to carry on his spiritual quest to unravel musical and lyrical conventions.
His prolific output inspired most iconic of post punk bands from The Fall, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays.
Today, Damo has left behind old concepts of a touring band and instead has set up a network of ‘sound carriers’ with which he improvises with at each live show. Amongst the legends in his network are Aids Wolf, Tortoise, The Dirtbombs, The Mars Volta, and Stinking Lizaveta!