Japanese Tommi Tokyo and Sayaka Botanic are since 2012 an experimental electronic duo with an important performative component. Their stunning performances, which occasionally introduce elements such as poetry readings, passages of noise, or live painting, make up a substantial part of their work and its extraordinary experience. In their album for Mannequin Records, ’12 “EP ‘(2017), they articulate by means of electronic impulses, noise and words their sonorous and artistic reactions towards “fierce capitalism, news and politics”. Influenced by the 60’s Japanese avant-garde artistic collective Hi-Red Center, and with echoes of Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire, the duo keeps gathering admiration and respect, sharing scenarios with Merzbow, Nisennenmondai or Melt Banana. Their live performances require setting aside prejudices and expectations and surrendering to unpredictability and improvisation. They will be at WOS Festival x SON Estrella Galicia presenting their brand new published ‘Circulation’ (Kashual Plastik, August 2018).

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