Last night I went to the Motheres Ruin, which is one of a few pubs I go to because I can find pubs quite intimidating places to be in, especially if I am on my own. Also The Mothers Ruin has the tendency to put on some really inexplicably cool shows. I’ve seen many wild crazy, Beautiful, shows in there and have necked many sweat drenched cola’s in there. its one of my true alternative havens.
So last night I went down out of curiosity to check out a French drumming and triggers duo by the name of Deux Boules Vanille, which when translated into English means Two Vanilla Balls. Deux Boules Vanille were quite spectacular in creating a kind of rave like no other putting both sets of drums through and array of analogue effects which they controlled using two home made units which had behind them.
It was an incredibly dexterous show, with the pair often recreating the sort of sounds that Fuck Buttons may create with their kind of Nintendocore but replacing the Nintendo’s with drums and Analogue distortions that were coming out of huge stacks. They were also turning the distortions on and off using pedals in double quick time without missing a single beat, but also using the air of improvisation to keep things going.
It was a bone rattling experience mixing and altering the sounds of the drums, almost hitting juungle rhythms with elements of breakcore and almost Boredoms styled drones or Lightning Bolt if they were two drummers. They exerted so many ideas and playful will that it was hard to be impressed. In other words they just might have been ATP’s ultimate band.
This video of them playing Aculeus proves my point. It was in every term of the word a cool show indeed.