A cell-tingling, evocative soundscape that caresses the senses, Montréal-based experimental artist and producer Vicky Mettler aka Kee Avil has shared visuals for her single ‘HHHH’.
Taken from her debut album Crease, which she released earlier this year, the live video (captured at Sala Rossa as a co-presentation between Live in Concrete and Suoni TV) shows the artist doing what she does best. Full of breathy vocals, ambiguous lyrics and twitchy electronics, the intensity of Kee Avil’s ‘HHHH’ is heightened by Myriam Bleau’s beautiful visual backdrops and Caro Etchart’s delicately crafted crochet costumes, both of which can be observed in the live recording.
“Playing ‘HHHH’ live is a bit like being submerged by waves, vibrations,” Kee Avil explains. “The swells engulf me and I always struggle a bit to hear myself within that, it makes me feel like I’m being kept from the surface, like I have to carve my way out somehow, and I like that. This video presents for the first time the duo version of the live show, with Samuel Gougoux on drums. We’ve been working on this duo setup since January, pulling it apart and discovering how to play this music live, or at least one way of many. The visuals by Myriam Bleau tie it all in, we were interested in exploring physical textures – like wax, paint, leather – to accentuate and create a small world for each song to exist in.”
Kee Avil is currently performing her captivating live show on tour in Europe, full details of which can be found beneath the video for ‘HHHH’ below.
Kee Avil European 2022 Live Dates
04 Nov 2022 – Bologna, IT @Circolo Dev
05 Nov 2022 – Ljubljana, SI @Galerija SKUC
06 Nov 2022 – Bratislava, SK @T3 – means of culture
07 Nov 2022 – Prague, CZ @Punctum
08 Nov 2022 – Krakow, PL @Klub RE
09 Nov 2022 – Warsaw, PL @Chmury
10 Nov 2022 – Dresden, DE @Scheune Blechschloss
11 Nov 2022 – Bremen, DE @Kultur in Buunker e.V.
13 Nov 2022 – Utrecht, NL @Le Guess Who?
18 Nov 2022 – Porto, PT @Understage
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