Damo Suzuki returned to The Lexington for a third time with a band made up of local sound carriers Sam Ayres (drums), Adam Cresswell aka Rodney Cromwell (electronics), Alice Hubble (keyboard), Matt Kelly (guitar), Rachel Kennedy (keyboard) and Kevin Toublant (bass).

They played two improvisational free flowing pieces that made up the whole 45-minute set, the first 30 minutes long and then a 15-minute encore. Suzuki began singing in a deep, gruff voice but later altered his vocal tones with the sound carriers corresponding in changing tempos, featuring heavy, funky drumming reminiscent of CAN’s Jaki Liebezeit’s and experimental electronics, music that is organically produced, largely unrehearsed and what Suzuki describes as ‘cooking a three-course meal’.

16/02/20: Damo Suzuki @ The Lexington, London.

Photos © E. Gabriel Edvy/Blackswitch Labs.

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