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Voka Gentle

Mar 18, 2023

8:00pm – 8:40pm CT


From Stroud’s Voka Gentle, aka William J. Stokes and twins Ellie Mason and Imogen Mason, comes the astonishing new album WRITHING!. “One of the underground albums of the year,”(Loud And Quiet), WRITHING! expertly captures the spirit of its age. A riveting vignette of modern frustration mingled with climate anxiety, visceral moments of sonic aggression intermingle with shimmers of hope to paint a moving portrait of life in the now: what it is and what it can be. The album’s collection of boundary pushing tracks is shot through with perfectly placed guest features and collaborations; be it the majestic vocals of The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, musician-technologist Benton Ching’s one-of-a-kind Miasma Field Modulator (a machine that converts air pollution readings into noise), cult Bristolian Oliver Wilde’s contemplation of identity crises or folk
singer BELLS’ biting riposte to British colonial history.

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