Warp announces 25th anniversary shows in Poland with Autechre, Squarepusher, Bibio, and more set to emerge from a giant cake

Warp announces 25th anniversary shows in Poland with Autechre, Squarepusher, Bibio, and more set to emerge from a giant cake

Has it been five years already? It seems like it was only yesterday that all the clocks in my apartment read 20:00, and it took exactly twenty touches to the light switch before I was comfortable moving on to the next room. Warp’s celebration of 20 years in existence (entirely warranted) was hard to miss given the plethora of special releases and live performances that were announced at the time, but you know us humans. We have a thing for patterns, and in particular, numbers that are multiples of five, so instead of bewildering us with a bash honoring 26.35 years extant, they’re keeping with tradition — 25 years for one of the most influential independent labels around.

Here’s what’s on the schedule: the third week in September, Warp will host three events of particular interest to Poles, music-savvy aliens integrating as Poles, and travelers hoping to catch some amazing Warp-related performances. Kraków in particular will be the site of (first, on September 14) a brand new Squarepusher live show featuring the renowned, Unsound-frequenting Sinfonietta Cracovia. Next, on September 19, the London Sinfonietta featuring Mira Calix will perform a series of interpretations of works by Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Steve Reich, György Ligeti, and more.

And on September 20, corresponding with the coolest line to the bathroom ever, the culminating Warp party at the Forum Hotel will feature performances from Autechre, Battles, LFO, Bibio (doing the DJ thing), Darkstar, Hudson Mohawke, patten, Plaid (also doing the DJ thing), and Rustie. Neither Autechre nor Battles have performed live in 3+ years, so fans of those outfits should be especially excited about their “return to the stage.” New material? An awakening of dormant stage fright? It should be a noteworthy time, regardless!

Check the link below for full event details, and Spotify users can click here for a special Warp25 playlist.

• Warp25: http://warp25.net
• Warp: http://warp.net

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