Yesmissolga Records Presents
Ulan Bator, Anatomy of Habit, Martin Bisi, Alma Negra
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL, 60607
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
ULAN BATOR started their musical explorations as a duet including founding member Amaury Cambuzat, in 1993, in Paris, where they were to record, compose and produce their first three albums which garnered much critical praise and success. They began touring extensively and played an unforgettable concert with the legendary German ‘krautrock’ band Faust, a band with which Amaury Cambuzat continues to collaborate. The release of “Ego Echo” on Young God Records, produced by Micheal Gira (Swans), proved to be another turning point for the band with heavy rotation on Euro MTV, further worldwide critical acclaim and a much broader fan base.
From their origins as a no-wave band, Ulan Bator has evolved over the last 20 years to explore and experiment with the avant-garde, psychedelia, “irreverent music concrete” (Alternative Press), avant-rock and more. They continue to “investigate the borders of song structure” (Wire Magazine) and blur the boundaries of genre. Over the years there have been many collaborators including Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, Lydia Lunch, Bad Seeds), to name a few. They have also been remixed by by notable figures from the electronic scene including Scanner, Otomo Yoshihide, Erik M, and Carl Stone.
2013 will see their eighth studio album "En France/En Transe" and yet another line-up, still driven by Amaury Cambuzat, featuring Diego Vinciarelli, Luca Andriola and Nathalie Forget (Ondes Martenot).
Anatomy of Habit
"According to the band Anatomy of Habit formed in October 2008, following the dissolution of Animal Law. I first saw them at what I believe was their 1st or 2nd show at a previous free Empty Bottle Monday night. I actually went to see noise experimentalists The Human Quena Orchestra (who are very nice guys by the way) and had no idea who any of the other acts were. I was happily surprised when AoH performed, and without trying to be too hyperbolic I almost could not believe what I was hearing. I think the closest point of comparison I can think of is the Swans, but drawing comparisons to iconic bands aren't usually a good idea and they are also way more than a mere Swans clone." - blog Idol Threat
Martin Bisi, has been at a crossroads of indie/punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80's - not only with his own songs and musical creations, but also as producer/engineer on classic albums by Sonic Youth, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Swans, Africa Bambaata, The Dresden Dolls, Material/Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Boredoms, Helmet, White Zombie, Cop Shoot Cop, Foetus and others. Early this year he released a solo album Sirens Of The Apocalypse - and more recently an EP, Son Of A Gun, which features special guests Bill Laswell and members of The Dresden Dolls, The Fiery Furnaces, Balkan Beat Box, and World Inferno Friendship Society.
Alma Negra is a female-fronted genre-bending heavy quartet that blends elements of metal, punk, psych and noise and has been described by the Chicago Reader as "the ultimate marriage of Chicago garage and metal"