Eyedress: Idris Acuña
Warpaint: Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mozgawa
Mogwai: Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison, John Cummings, Barry Burns, Martin Bulloch
Put together by Random Minds Productions, YnOS, and Hostess Entertainment, part one of Febfest 2014: Hostess Club Manila happened on February 13 at the Metrotent.
It started quietly and ended quietly… the latter due to deafness.
Eyedress a.k.a. Idris Acuña opened the evening with filtered beats, synth washes and processed ethereal vocals. It was slightly disconcerting to the uninitiated: Acuña looks like a hip Japanese man, with his chiseled face and sunglasses, but he sang in a female register via effects processing.
Bad acoustics added to the vibe
The disconnect worked for the most part: according to numberlinerecords.com (his EP “Half-Japanese” is available there), his music features “ultra-chill beats and slurry drowned out vocals to craft a dark, retro-futurist take onRead More »from Mogwai was so loud, your whole body vibrated