Preview: The Turing Test, Winter North Atlantic, and Shift-Static @ The Mining Institute Library
By Glen Keogh on May 21, 2012 in Music
Wouldn’t you say it was about time that three of the north-east’s finest electronic acts were put on a bill at a Mining Institute library? It may not be the first venue that springs to mind but the gothic surroundings of The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers will host The Turing Test, Winter North Atlantic and Shift-Static for an audio/visual synthgasm on Friday 25th May.
Not only will the rare stage setting give this gig something different, but the chance to see these acts on the same line-up will certainly be a treat in itself. If you’re not yet familiar with the shimmering electronica of Newcastle’s Shift-Static then this gig could well be the perfect introduction.
Fresh from their work on the critically acclaimed public artwork Flow, which can still be seen floating in all its wooden glory on the Tyne, Winter North Atlantic are our very own answer to Boards of Canada. As well as producing their own vast electronic soundscapes they have also remixed for the likes of Maximo Park and should provide the perfect foil to headliners The Turing Test.
The Turing Test are described as follows: ‘a four-handed Audio/Visual machine consisting of Rachel Casey and Guy Schofield. They make atmospheric electronic rock music souped up with dazzling live visuals. Veering wildly between italo-tinged crystalline cool and EBM-flavoured krautrock oddness, they tread a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous.’
So go; indulge your senses for an evening. All for a measly fiver.
The Turing Test, Winter North Atlantic and Shift-Static play The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers on Westgate Road, Newcastle on Friday 25th May
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