|DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: LAST NIGHT WE DIED IN A PLANE CRASH|
|ASPARAGUS PISS RAINDROP|
Asparagus Piss Raindrop is a crypto-conceptual science-fiction anti-band formed from a dreadful, ever expanding pool of improviser / composer / performers. The group's composition Dream Within a Dream: last night we died in a plane crash, a Tectonics / AC Projects commission, was performed at the Tectonics Glasgow Festival and occupied multiple parts of Glasgow’s City Halls simultaneously, consecutively and horribly on 12th May 2013.
Performers - John Cromar, Lea Cummings, Neil Davidson, Liene Rozite, Julia Scott, Fritz Welch.
Where Black Metal Yoga transects the science fiction cult: a performance that dissected all the worst forms of group behaviour and savoured all the best. 80 minutes of spatial analysis and heavy breathing.
|"Sunday afternoon finds 80 of the strangest minutes ever to pass in City Halls, courtesy of local collective Asparagus Piss Raindrop. Dressed in matching fluorescent sweatbands like a sinister aerobics class, APR begin their suite on the City Halls’ first-floor promenade, but roam up and down the stairs, through the bar and end up in the cavernous Old Fruitmarket. Their performance takes in dadaism, acoustic free improvisation, gamelan, nonsense vocalese, confrontational performance art, cardio-vascular exercise, caustic noise, doom metal, Guantanomo Bay, band arguments, slights upon Morton Feldman and an extended bit of WC Fields-style slapstick business with a table piled high with equipment. Bizarre, annoying, ridiculous, confusing and thoroughly brilliant."
MATT EVANS, THE LIST, 12TH JUNE 2013