TALsounds - natal host (side A)0:00
TALsounds - natal hose (side B)0:00
TIM HECKER is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Kranky, Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His works have been described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates” and “cathedral electronic music”. More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. The New York Times has described his work as “foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole”. His Harmony in Ultraviolet received critical acclaim, including being recognized by Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006. Radio Amor was also recognized as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, minimal techo works under the name 'JETONE', as well as various writings. Our very own BRUCE LAMONT is taking a break from his many other projects - YAKUZA, CORRECTIONS HOUSE, BLOODIEST, LED ZEP 2, etc. - to return to our stage for the first time last year (solo, that is). SPIN Magazine calledLAMONT'S 2011 album, Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, an "unholy army" of looped saxophones, guitars, electronics and vocals combine for what SPIN calls "a dissonant, ritualistic swirl of Middle Eastern scales, mystery slams, ghostly moans, snaking reed work and acoustic guitars… equal parts bustling and bleak." For this performance, LAMONT will be debuting some new material from a recently finished solo recording. Lucky us!GOOD WILLSMITH processes guitars, synths, found physical media, and voices through multi-track looping hardware and chains of electronics. The trio incorporates elements of ambient, drone, noise, komische minimalist metal and Indian classical music into long-form structured improvisations, making for some truly psychedelic mindfuckery.
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