It won’t be long at all until our smiling city of Aarhus welcomes about a dozen Psych, Shoegaze, Lo-fi, Punk and Garage acts on the 11th and 12th of next month to perform over the two days in RADAR. The festival’s hefty program has now been announced and now a limited amount of one day tickets (95dk) are available for booking online through the website. As a very special and unique bonus, Psychfest has been given the green light by the very generous, however potentially unsuspecting city council to use Godsbanen’s “Råhall” to host a lounge and a few special concerts on both days that are open gratis for the general public to come, mingle, drink a beverage and sample what Psychfest is all about. This of course is namely passionate, loud, and often weird music played by dark villains of society. Godsbanen’s otherwise blank concrete hall will be transformed with all amenities directed towards fans of the scene. We’d like to talk though about one of the bands you can check out without a ticket in the hall next to RADAR: Acid Twin.
Acid Twin is moniker given to the brainchild of one Jacob Frederikson. A dark droning wall of sound designed to give you an almost out of body experience. Jacob appears to be a man of few words but does more than make up for a lack of garrulous conversation with the musical evidence that can easily be dug up online. Acid Twin’s new release- The Surf, a five song mini-album comprised of jamming drones and concise yet haunting pieces, is a melding of Shoegaze, no-fi, Psychedelic and noise. Across the quintet of a barrage of audio explosions, it’s next to effortless to be entranced into a plane that allows you to leave your body with ears still very much intact, yet admittedly somewhat distressed. In theory, Acid Twin is a one man operation, however the recordings have been fleshed out by other contributors on bass, synths and percussion. I’m told by my double agents however that Acid Twin will be a fully fledged five piece group though when they pummel the huge space of Råhall for Psychfest on the opening evening of Friday the 11th. This writer is very much looking forward to seeing these haunting and soaring compositions come to life in the massively acoustic setting of the room aforementioned. Visit their profile for an audio experience at acidtwin.bandcamp.com.
In the coming weeks, Sound Of Aarhus will be giving you a chance to win some partout tickets to Aarhus Psych Fest, so watch this space for a chance to get into the whole shebang for nada, plus of course some features on more of the bands playing. Visit aarhuspsychfest.com for full program listings, one and two day tickets, and of course blurbs and music on the artists performing at this very unique event.