Last names added to L.E.V. 2012
Ghostpoet, Byetone, Robert Lippok, french collective 1024 Architecture and his show Euphorie, Komatsu, Vittus + Paul Prudence, Las CasiCasiotone and the visual performance proposals from MFO and Normaa are the names that close the line-up of the sixth edition of Laboratory of Visual Electronica, which will be held on 27 and 28 April in different venues of Labor City of Culture in Gijón.
L.E.V. 2012 is absolutely committed to shaping a program focused on experimentation and the new sound scenarios of contemporary music. A physical and ephemeral space, that for two days brings Gijon (Spain) closer to some of the most outstanding projects today with fundamental desire to understand the evolution of sound and image in all its forms and mutations.
Ghostpoet is the latest sensation of British hip hop. Located unanimously as logical successor of names like Roots Manuva or Mike Skinner, Ghostpoet has managed to bring the hip hop and urban music to the next evolutionary step. Bass music, pop, jazz, garage … the imaginary potential of Ghostpoet knows no bounds. A good example is his nomination in the past Mercury Prize for best album of the year. Byetone has been one of the key names of last year. Symeta, his latest work and a/v live, confirms him as one of the most stunning live performances of experimental techno that can be enjoyed today.
L.E.V. 2012 will also see the passage of another unique name of the last decade, Robert Lippok, co-founder of To Rococo Rot, will be present in Gijón after the release of his most personal work, Redsuperstructure. Euphorie is the brilliant a/v performance of the french collective Architecture 1024, a total experience that offers an innovative vision of the myth of the guitar in music using the visual language. MFO, one of the most interesting collectives in live visual performances of today will be also at L.E.V. They will be showing their impressive visuals in two specific collaborations with the artists Kuedo and Komatsu, one of the most interesting names of the spanish IDM, who will be showing at the festival his new sounds.
Vittus + Paul Prudence is another of the contributions made by L.E.V. 2012. The music of Vittus, alter ego of the musician and composer Ramón Prada, teams up with Paul Prudence generative visuals. Sound textures generated from analog instruments and digital field recordings of Las CasiCasiotone will also be part of the sixth edition of L.E.V., like the collective Normaa, which will be responsible for the live visual performance during Prefuse 73.