Broken word, grotesque burlesque, punk venom, ritual invokkation... the light entertainment at the end of the tunnel...
TWENTY TENTACLE is the first devised show by the Chemical Poets, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Fetsival as part of PBH’s Free Fringe in 2010. Weaponizer is extremely proud to present a live performance from the run, shot and cut by Chris Dishon and Gemma McCausland.
The performance consists of high-speed hip-hop poetry performed at a rate of 202 words per minute (an average of 3.38 words per second).
Containing songs, political diatribes, science fiction stories, thought experiments and linguistic sigil magick, TWENTY TENTACLE will thrill, entertain and astound!
Chemical Poets - Twenty Tentacle from Chemical Poets on Vimeo.
PRESS FOR CHEMICAL POETS:
'Ginsberg's famous line 'whole intellects disgorged in total recall' springs to mind when you hear these literary outsiders in full flow ...you quickly find yourself absorbed in the collision of reflexive word-play and information-age angst, drawn in by their complex verbal rhythms and emphatic chants. Channelling the fractured energy of 'Generation Y'... exceptionally inventive.'
(Three Weeks, review of 'Twenty Tentacle' * * * *)
'Apocalyptic soundclash ... underground sensations.' (The Skinny)
‘Likeably spiky.’ (The Scotsman)
'Brilliant.' (The Book Cafe, BBC Radio Scotland)
'Rich depths indeed... ideas splash and crash meaning nothing & everything; truth made transparent will turn you into some kind of demented nodding hound, lapping it all up; slinky, snaky rhymes will make you grin... glorious juxtaposition... Get out there and hear 'em.'
‘More than hip-hop, more than live art, much more than poetry.’ (Underword)