The Echo & Part Time Punks Present
Martial Canterel [of Xeno & Oaklander] + Soft Metals + Pure Ground
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Part Time Punks
MARTIAL CANTEREL (aka Sean McBride of Xeno & Oaklander) is the progenitor of American cold synth sounds of the 21st Century. He began under the moniker Moravagine before he started releasing limited edition cassettes and playing Brooklyn dives as Martial Canterel in 2002. Since then, McBride’s bleak intellectual exercises in the dark and danceable have flooded North America and Europe through the frosty fairwaves paved by Pieter Schoolwerth’s Wierd Records. With an inimitable minimal style merging bright, urgent melodies ornamented and punctuated by the noises of industry and McBride’s sonorous, stern vocals, Martial Canterel’s recent releases (You Today, Refuge Underneath) have garnered both critical acclaim and a rapidly growing rabid fanbase. McBride’s influence can be heard in scores of bands in the Wierd cadre and beyond. Through the collision of a uniquely humanistic means of production via live analogue synthcraft expertly paired with vocals and lyrics that reflect the pitfalls and pleasures of our age, Martial Canterel provides a visceral kick best felt on the dancefloor, amidst a flurry of flesh in motion.
SOFT METALS bring their dreamy femme-fronted analog synth sounds back to the Echo stage, armed with amazing new collection of songs from their forthcoming new LP due out in July on Captured Tracks. Think of the more minimal/melodic moments of Throbbing Gristle & the Chris And Cosey that came after & you’ll be getting close to these now not so distant dreams...
Robotic and stark electronic sounds equally at home in a dark corner or on a crowded dancefloor, these are the sounds of PURE GROUND. From primitive industrial sounds to modern smart reinterpretations of infectious synthesizers. A total killer. Or heartbreak. In less than 20 minutes.