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TALsounds - natal hose (side B)0:00
|Subterranean hosts an evening of serious Zones - drone / dark ambient / drone slash dark ambient / Americana slash drone - all the subgenres you love are represented on this bill. Come, tune out, fall into a different reality where all preoccupations are false and both space and time are twinverted. Expect massive volume, sweat-lodge-like physical conditions, hallucinogenic projections, and depth.
is three Chicago-dwelling humans who make long form drone music from processed voices, synths, cassette tapes, and guitars. The trio aims to maximize loop-based spontaneous composition, crafting intensifying sessions that overflow with noise and texture. Four albums surfaced in 2012 - including Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly on the band's own label Hausu Mountain - each documenting a live event with distinct instrumentation, structure, and strategies.
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is the solo moniker of Chicago-based guitarist / composer Mike Vallera. as COIN, Vallera makes electronic ambient/drone music infused with pulsing rhythmic elements and a thick, thick low-end - not unlike a more meditative, layered incarnation of Demdike Stare's beat-laced dark ambient. COIN released an album called Stilled on UK-based label Opal Tapes in April. Vallera also performs with Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan American, Ural Umbo) as CLEARED, which provides bleak metallic drone terror.
MATTHEW HALE CLARK
is a Chicago-based guitar player and artist, unknown for his work as 1/2 of the psychedelic drone duo White/Light (on Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records). Clark has performed on Oprah, at Le Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, and at the Big Horse Taqueria (R.I.P.); Clark has recorded under contract to Capitol Records and Astralwerks Records and/or under handshake to Honk If You’re A Moose Records (R.I.P.). Clark’s recent music activities include a month-long sound installation and performance residency at the Museum of “Contemporary” Art Chicago.
is Jon Rosenthal and Val Dorr. The duo creates sessions of improvised folk / Americana-infused drone, which feature drifting harmonium tones, finger-picked classical guitar, and bursts of multi-instrumental grandeur. Dorr's ethereal vocals float over the aural environment, and the whole affair provokes the listener into deep introspection, like an internal journey through a pastoral wooded valley.