The maverick music and art experiment Gesamtkunstwerk moves out of of Islington Mill and into the M1 postcode for the very first time this month, taking over one of the city’s finest venues and the night’s most suitable central host; The Soup Kitchen. The Gesamt regulars will be decamping into the venues critically acclaimed basement and equally punishing sound system, firing on all cylinders into the wee hours of the morning. Gnodhead Chris Haslam’s solo project Dwellings will be leading the charge in mind massaging, audio-visual improvised set that will combine the strafing, jackhammer propulsion of his techno-inspired exploits with his experimentations with synthesizers and sound. Vulj and Hess will be on deck, continuing to explore and mix the most uncompromising and forward thinking sounds of modern electronics and beyond, both having recently left jaws dropped and brains melted at the last Faktion curated warehouse session for the Diagonal label. And one of the men behind that very promotion, Conor Thomas, will be spinning out an equally eclectic, engaging and incomparable set of audio fascinations that have rightly seen him take bookings from the Boiler Room to Berghain. Manchester most in demand visual experimenter KHOM will be releasing the morphing, multi-phosphorescent imaginings of your battered synapses all night, bathing the basement in his trademark psychedelics.

Fri 5 Sep, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1D. Tel: 0161 236 5100, 11pm-4am, £5,

Fri 5 Sep
Joshua Gordon
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Thu 4 Sep 2014