Voyaging through folk, drone, noise and sound collage, Rotten Bliss has been described as “a thing of disquieting dark beauty… hints of Nico chill with both a magical and macabre unease” (Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience). Rotten Bliss will be joined by international folk choir 7 Headed Raven and there will be sets from Jowe Head (ex-Swell Maps), Daniel Cross (Little Death Machine) and A J Dehany (Trelawney). The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.
Inspired by Jacqueline du Pre’s wild physicality, Jasmine started playing classical cello as a teenager, but it was LA’s heavy psych scene that inspired her to plug an electric cello through distortion and delay. Wanting to push beyond guitar pedals, Jasmine started building her own instruments and effects. Her inventions, which have been exhibited at London’s prestigious National Theatre and aboard international floating arts venue the M S Stubnitz, include torch-operated music boxes, wearable light sensors, and a cello-operated cut-up machine.
Rotten Bliss crystallised at the end of 2014 when Jasmine combined her cello, voice and handmade instruments and effects with far-flung field recordings from Tangier to the Outer Hebrides. Rotten Bliss was invited to play this year at international arts festival Do Disturb at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at Supersonic festival (Birmingham, UK). The Nightwatchman Sings has been featured on iconic New York independent, freeform radio station WFMU and is due out for release on 28 September on the Reverb Worship label and online.