The third sequel of our music series will present the renowned Polish producer Lutto Lento and the Egyptian electronic experimenter, QOW.
• Lutto Lento
Lutto Lento is a celebrated Warsaw-based artist, producer and co-founder of DUNNO Recordings. His work is inspired by postwar avant-garde and Native American music, as well as dancehall and unconventional club electronica. On his LEGENDO album, released last year, Lutto Lento transformed his typical thick bass and gloomy dub into strange, otherworldly folk music. Lutto Lento's record combines strings, horror-like synths, ironic and sinister sound design and live drums. In PLATO Ostrava, he will present the album LEGENDO accompanied by a drummer.
OQW is an audiovisual artist and painter from Cairo currently based in Prague. He has created several soundtracks for commercials and short films and visuals for artists from the Egyptian experimental scene, such as ZULI and Msylma. His well-received debut album Dawafer, released with the Genot Centre cassette label, combines nervous beats and melodies, to which he adds snippets of Egyptian pop and field recordings of interviews with taxi drivers, which coexist in perfect symbiosis. The result is a hypnotic and emotive sound that has no problem straightening out the world with a soothing dance beat.
The four-member Ostrava-Prague music collective has been covering the contemporary experimental scene since 2016 and has evolved from blog beginnings into one of the most progressive labels in the Czech Republic, releasing music from all over the world—from Japan to Ukraine to the American Northwest. They are also involved in the dramaturgy of the Bukolika festival and collaborations with the PLATO gallery. In their regular radio show on the Ma3azef platform, they introduce other interesting names from the experimental scene.
In cooperation with Gin&Platonic.
Special thanks to the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Moravian-Silesian Region for support.