Prior to Godflesh’s Pure blitz (set for Saturday, April 20th), ambient / drone-legend Robert Hampson will deliver a solo performance at Roadburn Festival 2013 on Thursday, April 18th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Robert Hampson is known amongst drone-rock aficionados as the founder of Loop, a seminal band in recent psychedelic music that combined the sentiment of Kraut Rock with the guitar-driven sonic attack of bands like the Stooges and MC5. After becoming increasingly more experimental, Hampson ended Loop and formed Main, a group that became an extremely important fixture in experimental and ambient scenes throughout its 16-year existence.
Dense cyclical guitar manipulations and analogue electronics pulse, ebb and flow in a hazy, almost psychedelic, maelstrom: at times you could say that Hampson is returning to his Loop roots, but is always jittery enough to push forward rather than simply rely on his past.
Roadburn Festival 2013 will run for four days from Thursday, April 18th to Sunday, April 21st, 2013 (the traditional Afterburner event) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. Tickets for the Afterburner are still available!