EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD (LARGE ENSEMBLE)
UK-based musical collective Ex-Easter Island Head compose and perform music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments. Primarily performing as a trio, the group incorporate multiple prepared electric guitars struck with percussion mallets to create works that explore group interplay, repetition and melodic invention through purposefully limited means.
For this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest, EEIH convene a gathering of their Large Electric Ensemble, comprising performers drawn from all corners of the thriving Manchester and Salford underground to present an ambitiously-scaled work for 16 prepared electric guitars and percussion. Utilising a self-developed language of extended techniques and mechanical preparations, the piece sees the groups’ shimmering electrified minimalism expanded to a bold new scale, encompassing members of Gnod, ILL, Action Beat, Mother and tapping into the vast resources of talent at Salford’s Islington Mill and on the Manchester-based Tombed Visions label.