Event type: Ages 19+
Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel. The duo marries the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources: amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, water hitting copper plates, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, chin implant surgery, contact microphones on human hair, rat cages, tanks of helium, a cow uterus, human skulls, snails, cigarettes, cards shuffling, laser eye surgery, whoopee cushions, balloons, latex fetish clothing, rhinestones, Polish trains, insects, life support systems, inflatable blankets, rock salt, solid gold coins, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal. These raw materials are manipulated into surprisingly accessible forms, and often supplemented by traditional musical instruments played by them and their large circle of friends and collaborators. The result is a model of electronic composition as a relational network that connects sources and outcomes together; information about the process of creation activates the listening experience, providing the listener with entry points into sometimes densely allusive, baroque recordings. Their newest album "Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer" sees them play with the catalogue of Polish polymath Bogusław Schaeffer.
MEMORY PEARL (https://memorypearl.bandcamp.com)
Moshe Fisher-Rozenberg of Absolutely Free gets in the zone with his solo project Memory Pearl. Waves of gentle synth tones curl over each other in tranquil motion. Sombre piano notes birth a more frenetic synthetic dance as tape loops speed up. Blurred electronic shredding decays into the a sparse yet joyful sonic landscape. Moshe borrows some of his language from krautrock & minimalism, while filling in the rest with nods to contemporary avant electronics and modern composition. Futuristic music that looks to the past, Memory Pearl is a meditative journey into the active dreamscape.
JEFF CAREY (https://jeffcarey.bandcamp.com)
Brutally abstract action packed synthesist ready to glitch your mind.
Cutoff is Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.