Deep Hedonia and Mercy present
DEAN BLUNT and LORD TUSK
Saturday 30th NOVEMBER
@ BLADE FACTORY, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
Av. Tickets £10 here
Coming out of the shadows of legendary underground bass duo Hype Williams Dean Blunt's solo work focuses on the male gaze of loneliness and heartbreak wrapped in numbness and scepticism, making deliberate gestures through lyrical platitudes and sonic gestures familiar in b-movie soundtracks.
Blunt's cinematic vision is realised live in a bewildering presentation of characters taking the stage with him amid strobing lights, extreme sub bass and amateur dramatic segues.
A dramatised, fugged and dreamlike experience which goes well beyond the traditional 'gig' by intruding on the audience's emotions and physical wellbeing. As the VICE reviewer noted,
Support comes from Lord Tusk, recalling elements of Hype Williams, 90s boombox culture and retro-futurist techno.
This partnership with Deep Hedonia is a special one-off for Mercy, leading up to our synaesthetic, voice, interaction and affect-focussed SYNDROME programme for 2014.
Mercy's 2014 programme is supported by Liverpool City Council through the ACIP grants scheme.