Jam Money, Fiesta En El Vacio, Acte Bonté

Jam Money is the shared musical vision of Kevin Cormack and Mathew Fowler. Mathew (Bons) and Kevin (Half Cousin, Harry Deerness) first began collaborating as part of the Blank Tape Spillage Fete, an ongoing collective project of art and music which focuses on the creation and perpetuation of small DIY exhibitions, related events and limited releases that celebrates the hobbyist nature of home recording. Jam Money revolves around a passion for the simple and sometimes restrictive nature of four-track cassette recording. Using old half-broken guitars, clarinets, charity shop keyboards, toys, family heirlooms, zithers, home-made percussion, and household objects a shared dialogue appears, involving both mark making and musical mishaps, allowing the makers to be carried along as the music finds its own way.  Genre definitions melt away in Jam Money’s music as ambient dissolves into lo-fi rock, noise into fragile, naive classroom melodies. Creativity beyond easy categorisation. The first recordings titled ‘Blowing Stones’ were self-released in 2014. The cover and insert artwork for this record featured abstract paintings by the artist Aime´e Henderson whose work and process is a great influence on their music. 

A complete artist, Luna Maria Cedrón gently and melancholy brings together the complex influences and facets of her existence. Under her alias Fiesta En El VacÍo, the title of a poem by Alejandra Pizarnik. Initially purely instrumental, her music is constantly evolving. Lately, Luna has been integrating more and more flamenco elements into her music. Acoustic guitar, minimal rhythms, noisy samples, the whole is stripped back and leaves plenty of room for the vocals. A first album on the Simple Music Experience label and a second on Teenage Menopause.

Acte bonté is the electronic duo of sisters Rébecca and Fiona Bonté.

Since 2018, their obsessional loops, occasional kicks, and ethereal auto-tuned melodies have echoed in many basements and backyards in Western Europe. Their synths, sampler and drum machine are haunted by an estimated 9 volt electric current.

On their latest record, ‘Service de nuit’ (‘Night shift’), they articulate some of their favourite themes – such as heartbreak, lonely nightlife, low-key agony – in eight minimalist songs and instrumentals that earned them the affectionate nickname ’the Prozac Sisters’.