TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2020

September 28-October 11

DROOPING FINGER

You know that bloke you always see behind the merch stall at TUSK – tall, long red hair and beard, smiley and unassuming, dry sense of humour, Yorkshire accent – yes Jonas, that’s him. He also makes great music and is another local long overdue a TUSK set, so we are very pleased to be able to add Drooping Finger to the Virtual programme. Jonas has a penchant for abandoned media – tapes he finds in puddles in the street are wrecked trash to most but unique sound sources for Drooping Finger, delighting in their warp, weft and decay. Most of his hardware is also ‘found’ or abandoned too and he tells us his sound has “been described as ‘negative meditation’, creating a space in the mind for the more unpleasant or unwelcome thoughts to dwell for a while, without being direct or in any way oppressive about it.” So, some tactics akin to Boards Of Canada and the whole hauntology scene but with much more low-grade and dystopian intent – rather than making the decay warm, sexy and nostalgic, Jonas meanwhile focused on “imagining uncomfortable situations to try and represent with sound”.