The Soft Machine Presents ZCLUSTER

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The Soft Machine Presents ZCLUSTER

$15 online, $20 at the door.

Witness the Soft Machines… A night of Shibari performances and live music spanning hip-hop, gothic and industrial.

This event takes place on unceded Wurundjeri country in Naarm/Melbourne. We respectfully thank the Traditional Owners of the Land.

ZCluster (Music)
Infernal Desire Machine (Shibari)
Race Rage (Music)
Von Riga (Shibari)
Leipzig Lab (Music)

What is Shibari? Shibari is Japanese Rope Bondage, and Infernal Desire Machine and Von Riga are two of Naarm Country’s best known neo-Shibari practitioners and performance groups.

About the artists:

The industrial/gothic offspring of Sai Jaiden Lillith and INfest8, spinning dark siren songs built on dirty, layered grooves and intense and seductive vocal performances. Filling stages with a manic intensity, chaotic esoterics and fetishistic overtones, Zcluster have delivered powerful, striking and engaging live performances since their inception. 2022 saw the launch of their first full length album, “The Rapture”.

Infernal Desire Machine
A collaboration of lovers and partners in crime Sai Jaiden Lillith and Eve X, Infernal Desire Machine is traditional shibari with a punk aesthetic, An explosive, erotic engine; anarchic interrogations of Myth & Power, Flesh & Desire. A wild & wyrd fusion of forms: sex magick, BDSM, dance, burlesque & performance art. Come, Witness.

Self described queer Blak radical rapbrat released their furiously fantastic album Black Medusa just last year – “This record is the soundtrack to a shared decolonised, queer, accessible future, spitting on and rising from the ashes of the systems we burnt down together.”

Von Riga
A Kinbaku artist and educator based in Naarm, Von Riga takes to the stage like a black clad bird of prey, injecting a wicked vibrancy into their tying and connection with their co-performer, Nest of Ropes.

Leipzig Lab
Modern retro electro pop artisans Leipzig Lab will be bringing their particular brand of danceable, catchy, off kilter beats to the show. Be there early to bust open the dancefloor and clear those cobwebs!