°^SISSI und die Chinesische Wäscherei°^ präsentieren: Ava Mendoza´s UNNATURAL WAYS (feat. Tim Dahl+Sam Ospovat) / The PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND (Thailand) / Bangkok DJ´s Maft Sai / Chris Menist
Ava Mendoza ist eine Könnerin an der Gitarre! Sie arbeitete u.a. mit Nels Cline, Violent Femmes, Fred Frith, Weasel Walter... Ihr bisher einziges Konzert in der Friese war furios!
Ava Mendoza is a guitar player/composer in Brooklyn, NY. She has played in a wide variety of groups-- heavy rock/avant jazz/improvised music/contemporary classical. Her solo work draws a lot from early country and blues tunes, reworked in her own way. In any context she tends to tread a wobbly line between melodicism, atonality and sonic abstraction. Ava is an extremely curious person who loves a lot of very different sorts of music.
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band is a hybridized roots music band from Thailand. Their musical style is a mixture of traditional Thai music. There are also elements of blues, folk rock and some dub of folk-rock, blues and dub. They have appeared at various international concerts.
The DJ team of Maft Sai and Chris Menist are best known for reviving the pop music of Thailand from the 60s and 70s, through their much-praised compilation sets for the Soundway label, The Sound of Siam. The second such release concentrated on the pulsating molam music from the north-east of the country, and now they have updated the style with a new band featuring Chris Menist on percussion, along with two impressive instrumentalists, Kammao Perdtanon playing the traditional phin lute and the veteran Sawai Kaewsombat on the khaen (which is like a large harmonica constructed from bamboo pipes). They are backed by bass and drums, for a rousing debut album that mixes traditional Thai styles with echoes of folk-rock, blues and dub. There are passages of driving, hypnotic improvisation backed by sturdy western bass riffs, but the finest tracks are those recorded without the rhythm section.