Post-storm shenanigans at Queensland Rail delay all the trains. This means I miss the angular instrumental haikus of Brisbane experimental outfit The Deadnotes.
Thankfully there’s still sufficient room to squeeze past scores of bright young things into the claustrophobic confines of the Powerhouse’s Rooftop Terrace. Terrace is a misnomer — a low, gently curved ceiling, coupled with the bleakness of the un-rendered concrete walls, generates a distinctly bunker-like atmosphere.
It’s an ambience emphasised by the near-zero lighting for German electronica auteur Gudrun Gut. And, with nearly everyone seated (some even reclining against cushions on the floor), the whole affair quickly assumes the lazy air of a listening party as Gut unleashes approximately half-a-dozen tunes from her laptop, including an impish cover of Smog’s Rock Bottom Riser. Read more