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Terraforma Final Lineup Announced

 

Elliot Leavy

As Terraforma crawls ever closer, we take a fine look at its final lineup. With fantastic foundations laid out already, this year's shindig is propelling itself in a different direction, jettisoning from the norm and heading into outer space for an other-worldly outing that is set to bemuse, beguile and bedazzle us all. 

New additions to the lineup include potential alien and all-around music veteran Jeff Mills. Author of a symphonic work dedicated to the celestial world, Lost In Space,  producer of the soundtrack for A Trip to the Moon, and the mind behind “Mono", a monolithic sculpture and installation inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film “2001: A Space Odyssey,”. Mills also recently launched The Outer Limits, a radio program created in collaboration with NASA wherein he investigates intergalactic theories, parallel realities and the complexity of time and space.  He is the perfect protagonist to Terraforma’s 2018 cosmic theme. 

Other acts announced last month include, Lanark Artefax, a Glaswegian immersed in sci-fi imagery and Tokyo's Powder, a girl whose music is hard to define but easy to enjoy. The mysterious PLO Man will also be bringing life to the party together with the algorithmic Konrad Sprenger, who will be there to ensure that some experimental sounds enter your ears over this beautiful wonder of a weekend. 

As is tradition, Paquita Gordon and Rabih Beaini return with their deep, unpredictable and "free” vibrations, the latter opening up the third day tasked with making sure that everyone is easy like Sunday morning.

Also on Sunday, Vladimir Ivkovic will unload unto us a unique gift: his best selection of hidden musical gems. Whilst Valentino Mora, dame of deep-meditative-groove filled lush sessions with dub excursions that stimulate the body and mind will be there to reinvigorate the masses. The young Batu will also be playing on the 'day of rest': his music embodies the latest innovative breeze blowing out of Bristol, and is a marriage between UK bass perfection polyrhythmic techno with detailed textures.

Last but by no means least: the Italian maestro Marco Shuttle and modular virtuoso Caterina Barbieri, who released her debut album on Important Records, will be exhibiting a sound installation inside of a temporary planetarium (check out her mindfuck of a webpage here). The percussionist Daniele De Santis, Presto!?'s duo VIPRA, and the idiosyncratic Mino Luchena will be rounding up a weekend, tasked with acclimatising everyone back into the real world like a decompression chamber after a deep dive into the unknown.

A final note on the temporary planetarium: it will be built in collaboration with BUKA, an eccentric and freethinking group who expunge creativity wherever they are. It's going to be a good time.


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