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Oval & Mountains, Vancouver, October 2nd

Mountains

Mountains

The greatest thing to happen to Vancouver this year. If you live here and you don’t attend this show, you are a bad person.

Here are the details…

Oval & Mountains
October 2nd, show starts at 8pm prompt
The Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Buy a ticket!

Add it to you Last FM calendar

And listen…

Oval – “Kreak”

Oval – “Ah!”

Oval – “Hey”

Oval – “Do While (Edit)”

Mountains – “Map Table”

Mountains – “Choral”

September 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Secret Pyramid, Fieldhead, connect_icut & More Live in Vancouver on Sept 30th

Blim Sept 30th 2011

Blim Sept 30th 2011

Add it to your Last FM calendar!

Do whatever weird stuff it is that people do on Facebook!

Listen…

And here are the full details…

Secret Pyramid, No Ufos, connect_icut, Fieldhead & Cloudface
Friday September 30th 2011 at 8pm
Blim, 115 East Pender St., Vancouver BC, Canada

Early show! Starts at 8pm and ends promptly at midnight.

SECRET PYRAMID | http://secretpyramid.blogspot.com/
– “Swirling washes, layers of howling feedback and cosmic buzz, soft whispers giving way to deep, dark ambiance. Creepy drones hover like grey mist, feedback swells echoing like flutes or distant birds, all building up to a gorgeous fuzz-drenched climax, beautifully whirling sound walls akin to the cryptic tones of Kevin Drumm’s ‘Imperial Horizon’, but less industrial. Secret Pyramid offers up something mystical, serene and ephemeral.” –

CONNECT_ICUT | http://csaf-records.com/
– connect_icut is an English artist living in Vancouver, also involved with Interim Lovers, The Bastion Mews and Not Me. connect_icut creates abstract, melodic, highly textured and expansive electronica. –

NO UFO’S | http://soundcloud.com/nice-up
“Pretty dang successful… the lateral aktion is most nod-worthy” Byron Coley, The Wire

FIELDHEAD | www.fieldheadmusic.com
– Fieldhead (P. Elam, Vancouver, BC) delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops.

“…paints atmosphere better than a whole ream of his electronica comtemporaries ever could, creating unhealthy amounts of awe with his string slices and distortion washes…” –

CLOUDFACE | http://soundcloud.com/dssr
– Hypnotic synth driven scattering loveliness. -“

September 15, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Coming Soon to a Venue Near You (As Long as You Live in Vancouver)

Oval

Oval

Vancouver, BC, obviously. Not the one in Washington. If you live there, you probably have to drive into Portland when you want to see a show.

Aaaaanyway, the point is there are some very, very exciting shows happening in Vancouver over the next few months. The big news is that Oval is coming to town, with support from label-mates Mountains! Quite the Bubblegum Cage-friendly double bill (just as long as those Mountains fellas don’t play too much stuff from their rather disappointing new album – LEAVE THE ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZERS IN BROOKLYN! THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!)

Ahem, anyway… Here’s a round-up of shows this here blog is excited about, for one reason or another…

Fieldhead, Thomas Jirku, Gunshae, Hong Kong Soap Operas
A superb line-up of local electronica artists, as part of TKG’s Panambient series. Wonder if there’ll be food at this one.
Saturday August 27th (in the afternoon)

At Blim

James Blake, Teengirl Fantasy
He’s supposed to be rubbish live, isn’t he? Mind you, he’s supposed to be rubbish full-stop and he clearly isn’t. Teengirl Fantasy are said to be very good too.
Sunday September 25th

At the stinky Commodore, unfortunately

Secret Pyramid, No Ufos, connect_icut, Fieldhead & Cloudface
A real friends-and-family affair this one. More details closer to the time.
Friday September 30th

At Blim

Oval, Mountains
This is the big one. Absolutely the most important musical event to happen in Vancouver all year. If you live here and you don’t go to this, you must have cloth ears and a heart of stone. No excuses!
Sunday October 2nd
At the Western Front

Gang Gang Dance
A phenomenal live band. Probably worth braving a shitty venue for.
Saturday October 15th
At this here blog’s least favourite venue on the planet Earth, unfortunately

Portishead
Don’t get too excited – the tickets for this one are prohibitively expensive (and quite possibly sold out, at this stage).
Monday October 24th

At the PNE Forum

August 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

connect_icut – Let’s Hear it for the Vague Blur [Remastered] (Panospria) download

connect_icut - Let's Hear it for the Vague Blur [Remastered]

connect_icut - Let's Hear it for the Vague Blur

AVAILABLE NOW: THE FIFTH ALBUM FROM CONNECT_ICUT, REMASTERED AND DELIVERED AS A HIGH-QUALITY FREE DOWNLOAD FROM PANOSPRIA!

connect_icut – “The Left Hand of Darkness”

Here are the full details from the label:

“A varied selection of science fiction-inspired soundscapes. Sampling everything from classic hip-hop to birdsong to black metal, this is connect_icut at his angriest and most uncompromisingly abstract.

Let’s Hear It for the Vague Blur is the result of two years-worth of hard work that connect_icut stumbled through after completing his previous album, They Showed Me the Secret Beaches. The aim was to make darker, more complex material that was made entirely with custom-built software, using no plug-ins, hardware devices or other ‘short cuts’. After a series of disastrous technical decisions, the project was finally abandoned. The best material from the sessions was salvaged and released as a low-grade download, which did little justice to the quality of the material. Panospria is proud to present this high-quality release of Vague Blur, gloriously remastered by Joshua ‘Magneticring’ Stevenson.”

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT!

June 29, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole, Vancouver, July 10th 2011

Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole – Two Solo Sets of Electronic Music

July 10th 2011, 8pm
The Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tickets
Advance: $16 General, $12 Students/WF Members
Door: $20 General, $18 Students/WF Members
Discounted advance tickets available via PayPal or in person at the Western Front until 5PM Friday, July 8.
Western Front Box Office Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-5PM (604 876 9343)
Buy tickets online

Oren Ambarchi – “Lost Time Not Found Again”

Oren Ambarchi – “Happy Ending”

June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Mark McGuire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Mark Mcguire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Mark Mcguire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Pop Drones presents:

Mark McGuire (Emeralds)
Rene Hell (Type)
Brother Raven
Eye Myths
Magneticring

Friday June 24th
Show 9pm-midnight
360 Glen Drive, Vancouver

Magneticring – “Live September 23rd 2007”

June 20, 2011 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Not Me 2011 12s Update

Volume two in the CSAF recording company‘s 2011 12s series of free MP3 EPs is now available. It features remixes of songs by Not Me courtesy of Vincent Parker, The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Here are the full details:

Not Me - dbm 2011

Not Me - dbm 2011

Vol. 2: dbm 2011 (CSAF130DL)

Featuring a new remix by award-winning beat slicer Vincent Parker plus mixes by The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Vincent Parker’s remix is packed with swagger. Or should that be stagger? In any case, every time you think this track is going to fall flat on its face, Vincent pulls everything back up into place. He even supplied his own artwork to go with the mix (see below). A class act all ’round.

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

The connect_icut mix starts off atmospheric but brings in the beats just when you need ’em. Like Vincent’s mix, this a fevered exercise in raw improvisation, with all the bloody edges left un-sanitized.

The Luminaries mix is rather more refined and contemplative. It’s based around a series of bleak time-stretched drones, which betray very little trace of the original samples. These are arranged around ominous silences that – while undeniably spacious and panoramic – do little to dispel the claustrophobic mood of the first two tracks.

Side A

1. Vincent Parker Remix (5:21)

2. connect_icut 2011 Mix (7:25)

Side B

1. The Luminaries House of Bhutan Remix (10:15)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 2

May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

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