Ideal Trouble Festival presents Vanishing Twin

Be careful, London's favorite : in the freak family, we pick Vanishing Twin (Great Britain) formed in 2015 around Cathy Lucas (Orlando).
At its side, an impressive gathering of deviant musicians, including Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Raime), Phil M.F.U. (from Man from Uranus) and Susumu Mukai (also known as Zongamin). Produced by Malcolm Catto (Gas Lamp Killer, Heliocentrics), Vanishing Twin delivered in 2017 an impressive disc (Chose your own adventure) that reminds us of a strange combo between Lalo Schiffrin and Gong.
Their spatial and exotic pop can not leave the fans of Too Pure (Stereolab, Laika) and Broadcast indifferent. The second Vanishing Twin album The Age Of Immunology will be released on June 7, 2019.

First part : EYE (France)
Co-founder of Waving Hands Records, a D.I.Y. label for vintage synthesizers mainly focused on the reissue of 80's treasures, Laurène Exposito also produced under the name EYE and appears on Knekelhuis, a Dutch protean label. Imbued with a minimalist and sincere electronic melancholy, her music oscillates between proto-techno and minimal synth, evoking a jumble of Snowy Red, Deux and Medio Mutante.

Musical programmer : Etienne Blanchot

Ideal trouble Festival
Second occasion from May 28 to June 2
Lafayette Anticipations, La Station Gare des Mines, Peripate, Le Chair de Poule, Le Zorba

Ideal Trouble returns and proposes, during 6 days, a musical drift, around an iconoclastic cartography of the music in Paris. The festival is inspired this year by places with very different profiles who all participate with panache in the vitality of creation in the capital, and that of its spectators.
More than ever, bursting with brilliance, programming gives pride of place to outsider artists (Belgian, French, Dutch, American or English) and continues to defend a certain idea of counterculture and independence.
Lafayette Anticipations
Sunday 02 Jun 2019
from 06 pm to 08 pm

EYE © Lafayette Anticipations
Vanishing Twin, Lafayette Anticipations
Vanishing Twin © Lafayette Anticipations


Formé en 2015, Vanishing Twin est un groupe pop londonien dont les membres partagent un intérêt pour le groove, les instruments inhabituels, le mystique et l’ésotérique. Cathy Lucas, sa fondatrice, après avoir sorti sous le nom Orlando une série de cassettes conceptuelles sur son propre label RAM, a formé un groupe et l’a nommé en hommage à sa vanishing twin (jumelle disparue), une sœur absorbée in utero.
Cathy Lucas est rejointe par la batteuse Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Shit and Shine, Raime, Neon Neon), le bassiste Susumu Mukai (alias Zongamin, producteur d’électro minimale), Phil MFU (Man From Uranus) pour s’occuper des sons bizarres et le réalisateur et artiste visuel Elliott Arndt à la flûte et aux percussions. Le producteur Malcolm Catto (Heliocentrics, Gas Lamp Killer) s’associe enfin au groupe pour envelopper les chansons de couches d’obscurité sub-aquatique et d’étrangeté.
Etienne Blanchot was for 15 years the director and programmer of Villette Sonique, one of the biggest festivals for current music genres. The festival, which is held in Parc de la Villette in Paris, is internationally recognised for the quality of its ambitious programme, intended to make its non-mainstream music accessible to a wide audience.
More recently, Etienne Blanchot launched the Ideal Trouble festival, built on the same philosophy and, from its very first edition, enthusiastically welcomed by the public and press. He also took over artistic direction for electro music festival, Looping.

"Spreading the word" has been key to every one of his endeavours. For example, he was part of the team behind Batofar (an electro venue) and involved in the Paris International Short Film Festival (Paris Tout Court). As an artistic consultant, he has regularly contributed to privately-sponsored projects (Nexity, Public System, Red Bull Music Academy). He has also worked as a music journalist for France Inter and Libération.

13 Sep

Monday11am - 7pm
Wednesday11am - 7pm
Thursday11am - 7pm
Friday11am - 7pm
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