James Rushford & Joe Talia with support from Kelly Jayne Jones & Sam Weaver (Duo) @ The Islington Mill,Monday, April 9th 2018

The Islington Mill

09 April 2018

Cuspeditions present James Rushford & Joe Talia with support from Kelly Jayne Jones & Sam Weaver (Duo)

James Rushford & Joe Talia are two distinctive and exploratory voices in the contemporary Australian underground. They first caught our ear with their wonderful ‘Manhunter’ release on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label. Drawing upon strategies from contemporary composition, music concrete and improvisation, it weaves together greyscale electronics, dehumanized drum machines, amorphous vocal fragments, domestic detritus and sundry devices into a clouded, submerged narrative fabric. Although the duo’s working methods and sound sources have changed radically between releases (and even performances), all of their work breathes the same peculiar air of lingering obsession and decayed virtuosity.