The evocative, rave-crushed songs of SKY H1 capture the blurring lines between the flourishing contemporary club sounds of drum and bass, grime, dubstep and techno. Injecting this exciting hybrid of rave music with ambient-leaning sound design and schematic bursts of pop-oriented songwriting, Sky H1 has found a unique approach to contemporary electronic music that brings a heady excitement to the bodily thrills of the club. Her debut album Azure, released on AD 93, builds on this foundation and elaborates on a delicate medley of experiences and forms which translates into an imaginative and quietly ambitious sonic journey. Collaborating with visual artist Mika Oki, SKY H1 presents a new audiovisual show to celebrate the release of Azure. Their audiovisual show takes the meditative content of the album and deciphers its poetics into an alluring live performance. Mika Oki’s visual installation, called Parhélion, is inspired by the optical phenomenon called soleil double, and offers a subtle scenography of light, projections, smoke and shadows that meet the visual inspiration behind SKY H1’s latest work.
Presented in collaboration with Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond.
SKY H1 & Mika Oki perform on Sunday 10 April.