433 Eros is the latest album by Johannesburg based experimental trio Deep Spacer – featuring Jonathan Crossley on guitars, electronics, closed Ableton ecology and video manipulation, Cesare Cassarino on bass and electronics and Etienne Oosthuysen on drums and tempo manipulations. 433 Eros represents the culmination of more than two years of testing, rehearsals, and unhinged excessive bouts of technological tweaking. The Spacers are zealous about non-composition – the band room is viscous, chasing the goal of free-improvisation within the realm of tempo based contemporary music. Rehearsals are relentless systems interrogations, with the technological framework yielding contemporary musical invention. So much music these days seems to move neither forwards nor backwards. It is ‘locked down’, self-referential and genre myopic. Deep Spacer asks can music still move you, propel you, give you a sense of time and mood different from the now? Deep Spacer wants to take you there. Wading together through warbling masses of effects smothered in sonic mystery, sounds folding over and into themselves, dragging you down beneath or making you float above … suspending you in a different time, a different space.
Presented as part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival.