August is the cruellest - Album launch
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Recorded both in Singapore and Norway, August is the cruellest is a work of political noise, a punishing challenge to look inward and move forward. Poet Alfian Sa'at writes, "If you care too much about Singapore, first it'll break your spirit, and finally it will break your heart."
More than just political indignation, we go to the heart of destruction, societal and personal, where we confront the irrevocable, to find renewal and a possible new lease of life.
Lyrically, the album draws bleak comparisons with the poems of T.S. Eliot and Yan Jun; outlining the harshness of the air we breathe from our swiddening neighbours and constructing a landscape of the inevitable, based on the choices that we and our forefathers have made.
Musically, it is an abstraction of the blues in the mode of C, influenced by the power of the riff and the energy of heavy rock. The music jolts and scares through feedback and an incessant pulse, in the hopes of toppling the apathetic stance that we, for generations, have come to find comfortable and convenient.
Friday 18 March
Saturday 19 March
The Substation Theatre
8pm Standing room only
7.30pm Doors open
$15 concession (students, senior citizens, unemployed)
$25 door (subject to availability)
Special performances by guest musicians
Visual projection by Wu Jun Han & Video work by Eric Lee
Bring CASH for:
Album Merchandise booth
Pay What You Want Beer & Water
Photos reproduced here, courtesy of Bjorn Vaughn.
Supported by Mackie Singapore, Pantheon Percussion, Roland, 19SixtyFive, The Substation, National Arts Council
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM SGT
- The Substation Theatre
August is the cruellest - 18th CONCESSION $15.00 August is the cruellest - 18th ADVANCE $20.00 August is the cruellest - 19th CONCESSION $15.00 August is the cruellest - 19th ADVANCE $20.00
On sale until Mar 19, 2016, 12:00:00 PM
- Venue Address
- 45 Armenian Street Singapore
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