Electronica duo, Toy, will play at the Soultek Session which brings together the underground of electronica with the new tones of jazz and soul at ICA on Friday 28 October.
Toy is an electronic duo formed by UK composer Alisdair Stirling and producer Jorgen Træen from Bergen, Norway. Toy's playful tunes mix kids TV (Pingu, Radiophonic Workshop) and Japanese style electronica (YMO and Cornelius) with a touch of Scandinavian electro. They also combine a flavour of incidental/elevator music with beats and grooves to create infectious pop. Stirling is behind the Bergen pop workshop/collective 'House of Hiss', working with Bergen producers The Sensible Twins (Hans Petter Gundersen and Kato Adland) which released 'Holland Park/Sugar Shoop' seven inch vinyl on New Records last year. Træen is a well know producer who among others has produced Sondre Lerche, Magnet and Jaga Jazzist. He also has his own solo project Sir Dupermann on Smalltown Supersound. The band released 'Rabbit Pushing Mower/Valley Cars' as a vinyl seven inch on Telle Records described by the BBC as “an amusing cream puff of a tune”. Their second vinyl single 'Sedan Through Tunnel/Decorama' is about to be released on Smalltown Supersound. The same label will later on in 2005 also release the debut album by Toy.
Soultek Session is hosted by XFM's Nick Luscombe and Simon Vincent (visionofsound). Toy will also appear at XFM Flo-Motion session on 23 October and at London's The Spitz on 29 October.
Friday 28th October 8pm
ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
£5 Full, £4 Concs, Free ICA Members
Tickets available from ICA box office 020 7930 3647