Steve Hauschildt, Helen Money
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Steve Hauschildt is an American electronic musician and recording artist who resides in Cleveland, Ohio. In search of the sublime, Hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. Consistent with his solo work is Hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. Gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. Sonic fibres sway like pendulums from static melancholy to motoric bliss.
2018 sees the release of Dissolvi, Hauschildt’s debut on legendary record label Ghostly. His first full-length for the label, the album engages sublimation from an ontological perspective: by dissociating the self. As a result, his most collaborative work to date extends a vast, vibrating framework in which to consider the state of being. Embracing new methods and philosophical curiosities, and in turn, expanding the range of his repertoire, Hauschildt proposes a fascinating and profoundly rich experience in listening, being, and deliquescing.
Alison Chesley - known by her stage name Helen Money - is a classically trained cellist and channels the anxious emotional tenor of rock into wordless swells of goth-tinged strings. In 2007 she wrote her first album under this moniker and has released 3 albums since, the most recent being Become Zero on Thrill Jockey Records. This album saw a reunion with drummer Jason Roeder (Sleep, Neurosis) as well as frequent collaborator Will Thomas.
Chesley has toured and recorded extensively with an incredible array of musicians, including Shellac, Neurosis, Sleep, Russian Circles, Magma, Agalloch, Earth, Bob Mould, and Nina Nastasia. Both Portishead and Shellac selected her for their respective All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals as well. She has most recently played Moogfest and finished up a forthcoming record with Bob Mould.
"Haunting legato lines conjure up ghosts, while ragged grunge licks banish them again. Her bow waxes mournful, wistful and angry, usually within the same song." - Blurt Magazine
"....pizzicato plucks and ominous digital sounds make way for a meandering cello piece that emotes with humanness, followed by the crashing psych-punk of Leviathon." - The Guardian
"Money not only creates sounds that are searing, soothing, and devastating, but Become Zero follows a distinct arc that, while not bearing a single lyric, mirrors that of classic storytelling: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement." - Decibel
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