A regular fixture on the London circuit for close to a decade, Krankbrother switched things up in 2017 by scaling back the number of large parties, presumably to ensure those remaining are especially memorable. Maybe they were left with an itch that couldn’t be scratched by regular residents sessions as we’re barely a month into 2018 and several large-scale events have already been announced, including two really special shows at the Union Chapel in London.
Joining the Krankbrother family on April 17th, Japanese minimalist and multi-instrumentalist Midori Takada was granted a second lease of life after WRWTFWW Records signed her highly sought-after album Through The Looking Glass up for reissue. Following sell-out gigs at the Barbican on the back of that renewed interest, this is set to be another memorable show at yet another iconic London venue, complete with support in the shape of a rare performance from experimental producer Jan Jelinek.
A band that really needs no introduction, Tangerine Dream will return to London on April 23rd for their first UK show since 2014. Electronic pioneers, the German outfit experimented with kosmische, ambient and new age under the leadership Edgar Froese until his passing in 2015 (with regular changes in personnel he was the only constant). Committed to keeping Froese’s vision alive, the remaining members have stayed together, with 2017’s Quantum Gate LP inspired by ideas and musical sketches from the late musician.
Midori Takada and Tangerine Dream join Krankbrother at the Union Chapel on April 17th and 23rd respectively – buy tickets here.