Looking for a way out of any kind of carnival-related rambunctiousness, on February 12 we are happy to present you with concerts by Tara Clerkin Trio and Raoul Eden at the Galerie vorn und oben in Eupen.
Tara Clerkin Trio are Pat Benjamin, Sunny Joe Paradisos, and Tara Clerkin, three musicians involved in several cult Bristol bands over the years before confidently settling down in their current formation. They are inspired by and borrow from jazz, trip-hop, electronica, psychedelia & minimalism, twirling the non-pretentious strands of these threads together into a trippy green-winged cloak, adorning Arthur Russell and dripping in blue jam. Their self-titled debut LP was released in 2020 and was highly acclaimed. Using looped and layered clarinet, vocals, synth, and percussion, dreaming up atmospheres at times solemn, smokey, and beatific, they are one of the most exciting experimental pop bands around today. They have also released two 12inches on World Of Echo.
Raoul Eden is a French solo guitarist in the American primitive tradition. His playing is deeply influenced by oriental music, Indian raga, and classical lyricism, yet still rooted in dark primitive psychedelic blues. Arabic music has always been present around him and he is fond of Gnawa music and plays guembri (a Gnawa bass lute also known as a sintir, gimbri or hejhouj) in his spare time. He develops both repetitive and ecstatic structures, constructed and luminous melodies, and quasi-improvised free forms, all bordering on an inner journey beyond any kind of reality. His new album “Anima” will be out soon.