10 febbraio 2018

E a sostegno di Resonance FM si mobilitano anche This Is Not This Heat, tornando là dove due anni fa ebbe inizio il loro nuovo inizio (“This doesn't feel like nostalgia but a new beginning”). Tutto esaurito anche stavolta al Cafe Oto, naturalmente.

Within their two albums and one EP This Heat perfected a strange and volatile new strain of avant-garde rock that time has proved to be massively influential, a blueprint for much that would follow: post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, experimental electronica. Although widely considered to be post-punk’s finest, they actually began performing their music in the early days of London’s punk era. Ahead of their time, their music sounds as startlingly original and relevant, live and on record, as the day it was created. Exactly 40 years to the day of their first gig in 1976 the two surviving members (Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward) of the original trio came together with a large group of collaborators to play under the project title of This Is Not This Heat. Selling out a two day residency at Café Oto in a matter of hours, the consensus was unanimous that all present had been witness to something of cultural significance. Flooded with invitations from around the world, 2017 saw This Is Not This Heat take to the road. Today they return to Cafe Oto for a benefit for Resonance FM, presented in association with I-D.A Projects.