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eThanks to some Arts Council funding, independent cassette label Industrial Coast will be bringing a programme of sound exploration to Middlesbrough. This curated selection of experimental/electronic artists kicks off at The Auxiliary with Zurkas Tepla on Monday 17th April and John Wiese on Tuesday 25th April.

Moscow producer Zurkas Tepla is an intriguing and highly creative musician. His unsettling sounds, which at times have moments of real beauty in them, are adorned with spurtive synths (that go from subtle to cinematic) and are presented in rich, rusty and roomy ambience. They’re playful but a bit manic, like a drunk man who is being overly friendly to you in a strange bar. And with titles such as Fight. Policeman Will Kill Me Tomorrow and Barkling Mouth, Sleeping Tongue, Moaning C**t you are always on edge. But that’s a good thing, right?

John Wiese is one of the most consistent & compelling composers, improvisers and sound artists of the US noise scene. He is a prolific artist who works with abstract electronics, abrasive textures and radically experimental editing to produce challenging output with long-running projects such as Sissy Spacek and LHD, as well as various collaborations with other groundbreaking artists. This will be a rare solo performance and should not be missed.

Catch Zurkas Tepla on Monday 17th April and John Wiese on Tuesday 25th April at The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough.

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