DUDLEY BENSON / CHARLIE OPI + DANNY BRADY / MIKE MAJKOWSKI
New Zealand’s Golden Retriever Records is proud to present three ground-breaking electronic acts from the South Pacific, performing for one evening at Prachtwerk, Berlin.
Mike Majkowski: 7.30pm
Charlie OPI + Danny Brady: 8.25pm
Dudley Benson: 9.20pm
Dudley Benson is a queer, avant-pop independent solo artist from New Zealand, and has been described as "The most fascinating musician to have emerged in this country in the last ten years.” (Sunday Star Times). Currently on tour of Europe supporting the release of his critically acclaimed album ‘Zealandia’, Benson’s work seamlessly blends elements of pop, choral, classical and electronic music to arresting effect. Achieving somewhat of a cult status in New Zealand, Benson has duetted with Vashti Bunyan, been remixed by Matmos, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone and Barbara Morgenstern, and recorded albums in both English and te reo Māori (the Māori language).
"Extraordinary" - Clash Magazine
Listen to Dudley's new album 'Zealandia': https://dudleybenson.bandcamp.com/album/zealandia
After a very memorable collaboration at the beginning of the year in their homeland Aotearoa, sonic explorers Charlie OPI and Danny Brady have found themselves in the same city and come together once again for a special one-off performance in support of Dudley Benson. With these two artists having such extensive and diverse backgrounds in playing with such groups as the pleasure magenta, Thought Creature, Green Fog, Death + the Maiden and Snapper, they work together to create flights of sonic exploration through dubbed out found sounds, doomed vocals, broken beats and hypnotic sequences.
Mike Majk is a bassist with various experimental music groups, as well as a producer of solo music. His work primarily focuses on resonating frequencies as well as relationships between stillness and pulse, and ranges from purely acoustic through electro acoustic to electronic. Majkowski's solo albums have been described as "slightly nefarious if not outright treacherous" (Tiny Mix Tapes), "a beautiful blur" (ATTN:Magazine), and "a totally immersive durational study" (Boomkat).