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Vanishing Twin

Luminate & EYOE presents

Sat 19 Sep
Contemporary

Vanishing Twin

Luminate & EYOE presents

‘Though many have hailed the group as a successor to the psych-pop legacies of Broadcast or Stereolab, Vanishing Twin are one of the most original and exciting acts of the moment, deserving of their own spotlight for effortlessly weaving their style through multiple mediums.’ The Quietus


Vanishing Twin are a heterogeneous crowd, no two members are the same nationality or speak the same language. They are would be doyens of Esperanto if it had only caught on; galactic citizens if it were an option at the passport office. They are scientists and creators excited by rituals and telepathy, book-wormed into action.

Dressed for the closing night of the original Dadaist nightclub Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, they sound like they are playing jazz at the end of the world’s end. They are like nothing else. Challenging, morphing, eclectic, ethereal – engaging.

Their new album, The Age Of Immunology, was recorded in spaces reclaimed for their experiments. There are found sounds, Euro ambience, repurposed technologies, the sea. It’s motorik, symphonic. Different.

The sounds you hear are otherworldly, created by scavengers, hunters, gatherers, deft at pinging milk bottles, caressing the Varispeed, and speaking in multi-lingual monologues, punctuated by strings and things. The Vinyl Factory has likened them to fellow sonic adventurers Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone and Stereolab.


The band formed in 2015 around a shared love of ‘strangeness’. Their first LP, Choose Your Own Adventure, came out the following year. It was a personal mythology told through music, philosophy, biology and folklore, and an invitation to use stories to make sense of ourselves. There’s a consultation with the egg oracle, a foetal encounter with a vanished twin, a rumination on the cyclical nature of life. The Quietus called it ‘a heady voyage across time and space that surprises at every turn.’

In 2017, the mostly instrumental Dream By Numbers was darker, more abstract, and tested the ground for a new improvisational synergy.

2018’s Magic And Machines was recorded in one long quiet take in a mill in Sudbury. Released on cassette, as part of a series of experimental recordings not originally intended for release, it serves instead as a window into the band’s R&D.

Those mill recordings formed the basis of The Age Of Immunology. Crafted from improvisations and carefully devised arrangements, the pieces took on new shapes – they bent and swallowed shots of French Chanson and analogue candour to make a hybrid and incongruous whole that hums joyously.

Please note, the original date for this event was Friday 1 May 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.


About Luminate

In this open-ended series we shine a light into the crucible of new music creation today, revealing exhilarating cross-currents in sound and style through boundary-breaking, visceral performances.

From contemporary orchestral composition to shimmering electronic sound worlds, musical expression is becoming less defined by genre, more framed by its emotional and cultural contexts. Luminate taps into this bold, exploratory landscape in a series of shows that will provoke and inspire.

The third season starting January 2020 is brought to you in association with Spitfire Audio.

Date & start time:Sat 19 Sep – 8pm
Venue:Hall One
Price:£14.50
+ £3 booking fee.

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