Ad Hoc and Pitchfork present
Farewell 285 Kent: Wolf Eyes, Noveller, Alberich, MV Carbon, Lussuria, Sugarm, Special Guest
Brooklyn, NY, 11211-4119
This event is all ages
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The night's Special Guest recently released his/her/its first album for free with UNO NYC after being a part of the original line-up of a certain quintessential Brooklyn band. Full of disparate sounds culled from all the world's continents as well as futuristic electronic textures and perplexingly dance-able beats not entirely dissimilar from those found on a Traxman LP, the new full-length is one of the year's best so far. Expect a next-level bagpipe solo.
Some say Rock N Roll will never reach the same primitive raw vein hit of Bo Diddley at his more subhuman lurch or no unit can ever scramble the marbles left of what brain boiling suburban electronic punk outsiders did in the mid 70's: Whatever you think, there is no denying the homemade nuclear war Wolf Eyes has left on music. Wolf Eyes was birthed in the shadows by a few liked minded individuals: Nate Young, Aaron Dilloway and John Olson in the late 90's in Michigan. However, Wolf Eyes has become more than band, but a collective mutant ensemble, an art abstraction unit: musicians, print makers, photographers and more, all who share a primal shadowy vision of decoding the wilderness into the soul of humanoid from the deep audio arsenals.
Today, Wolf Eyes are pleased to announce their return with a European tour (a US tour to follow) and a new a record, No Answer : Lower Floors. Wolf Eyes are returning to longtime friend base and Interzone of outsider art, De Stijl Records, with whom the band worked on No Face Lives, their collaboration with Smegma and the loner blues cerebration unit Stare Case's Lose Today.
The No Answer : Lower Floors material covers all bases: tough to toughest to tangled, all done in the Wolves' least convoluted smooth style simple yet tangled rhythms. The vocals, delays, primitive electronics, woodwinds and raw guitar of newest member Jamas Baljo create a new destroyed space to crawl through. No Answer : Lower Floors was recorded and mixed at the Michigan Underground Group's gambling/clubhouse/art space, with the usually 2D-flat quality of the drums and electronics given creeping new brightness-life within the hollow echo acoustics of the sacred space's cinder prisons. No Answer : Lower Floors shares a natural feel with previous Wolf Eyes efforts but goes much further in detailing their underworld of odd melodies and mangled harmonics. Within their system-based economic compositions, there remains zero room for wasted space. The whole record is less internal misery and more colorful: of a "could be life on mars" zone than rainbows.
No Answer : Lower Floors features former members Aaron Dilloway and Mike Connelly, and thus is a family homecoming of sorts. More important, it's the dawn of a new Wolf Eyes era. As the desconstructed skull mangled on the cover states: it's RNR from a waste world of 2001244 A.D.
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based sound artist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. She has performed in Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army, and as a member of Glenn Branca's 100 guitar ensemble. In March 2008, Lipstate joined Parts & Labor as their new guitarist and completed several U.S. and European tours before leaving the band in July 2009. Noveller has toured supporting Xiu Xiu, The Jesus Lizard, and Emeralds.
Alberich is the moniker of the enigmatic Kris Lapke. Though Alberich's performances are rare, he is one of the stars of Hospital Productions, the New York based label specializing in black metal and noise music. Alberich crafts industrial electronic music, replete with icy synth and screeching beats. Alberich's aggressive power-electronics are not for the faint of heart. Lapke is also a member of Ash Pool, a black metal band featuring Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave and Prurient (not to mention the operator of Hospital Productions).
M.V. Carbon uses fragmented field recordings, analog synthesizers, samplers, tape manipulations, and photosensitive oscillators to assimilate structural chaos and decomposition. She creates eerie and unsettling compositions using her voice as an instrument and processing it through tape machines. She plays cello through tape loops and guitar pedals and occasionally uses 16mm film imagery as a backdrop for her performances. She is interested in the structural decomposition and fragmentation that occurs within architecture, landscape, human physiology, and perception.
She has work released on labels such as 5RC, Load, Hanson, Veglia, No Fun Productions, Nihilist, Atavistic, and Ecstatic Peace.
Chilling dark ambient / cold industrial from the East Coast. Releases on Destructive Industries, Razors and Medicine, Hospital Productions, and more.