'Under The Mountain' - Moodgadget Label Showcase
Foxes In Fiction, Andre Obin, D. Gookin, Teeel, Paul Duncan (Warm Ghost), Starfawn, Jacob 2-2, Heathered Pearls
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
From Brooklyn by way of Minnesota, Brian Lindgren produces some of the most acrobatic electro-hip-hop and uses sampling in very unique ways. Informed by classic breakbeats and 8 bit nostalgia, his diversity within the genre is unparalleled. Mishka claimed that his 2010 LP Skulltaste (Ghostly International) "heightens the face of bedroom production."
Foxes In Fiction
Toronto ambient pop stargazer Warren Hildebrand, records under the moniker Foxes in Fiction. In February of 2010, Hildebrand self-released his debut album, Swung From The Branches, for free through his self-run label Orchid Tapes to universal praise from fans and music critics alike. In the following months, he signed to Brooklyn’s Moodgadget Records, who physically re-released the album with three new songs, eventually earning accolades from many notable blogs including Pitchfork Media. The album itself is composed of sprawling atmospheric landscapes and acute loop-based hazy pop songs that reflect on the life experiences and day-to-day events of Hildebrand’s life. The Foxes in Fiction live show is a striking and intimate experience in which Hildebrand, using his voice, guitar and electronics, replicates elements of his lush pop songs through tapestries of meditative soundscapes, looping techniques and highly humanized ambient electronica.
André Obin creates electronic pop music filled with lush synths broken
sequences and tightly Beat Programming His low sliding tenor over
their ethereal soundscapes He has been called a modern crooner - a
romantic full engagement with the tool in today's technology
His passionate live performance has earned him opening slots for
artists such as The Field Matthew Dear M83 Phantogram and School of
Seven Bells including
He has released three EPS with Mood Gadget Records in New York City
and readying his first release for Trouw record in Amsterdam Spring
The witty lyrics and expansive arrangements of D. Gookin dazzle the mind and fill the soul with the notion of infinite potential via synth patches.
Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Crammed in a 10x10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and walls covered with vintage Moog ads, Jim creates music that is perhaps best described as hypnotic soft-vocal, synthpop.
Originally from Brattleboro, VT. Now Brooklyn and VT based, Starfawn is analog and digital synthesizers, sequencing, MIDI controllers, microphones and humans.
Jacob 2-2 draws from the old school hip-hop production of Duke Bootee and Erik B, while incorporating some new techniques reminiscent of Hudson Mohawke and Neon Indian. The result is a sound that is both introverted and flamboyant, a pimpadelic excursion through the midtempo.
"Unlike some ambient music, Loyal, Polish-born Jakub Alexander’s release under the Heathered Pearls moniker, embraces the idea of melody with understated but distinct sounds emerging from the loops Alexander uses to construct his tracks. Pitchfork says lead single, “Beach Shelter,” “feeds off the same kind of unsettling ambience as Tim Hecker’sRavedeath, 1972, where the sense of a malevolent force lurking just beneath the surface is prevalent throughout. It’s filled with coarse, sandpaper-y textures, all pulling together to create a sense of quiet abrasion.”"