Tomorrow night (or today, depending on when you read this), we’ll be proudly hosting the second evening in our Lost City Winter Series. This time, we’ve got a night of electronics and experimentation. Read on below for a preview of the sounds to come, and check out the facebook event here for more information.
Kicking off the night is Nude Human, the ambient duo of John Praw (Pushmi-Pullyu, Dressed Up) and Patrick Reinholz (Lovely Socialite, Weather Duo). The two will wash the walls with soothing sounds in special 4.0 surround sound. That’s right, we’ll be setting up two PA systems for this unique show. To make the show even better, the duo will be recording the second half of their debut album live at the show.
Second, we have Echo Island – Madison’s own Brad Hawes. 2012 was a big year for Echo Island, seeing the release of both In Circles and his most recent album, Metropia. Brad combines classic electronic sounds with a live drum set, making for a more than entertaining live show. Stream Metropia above, and make sure you check out the remixes by Man Mantis and The Demix at the end.
CONTROL is a unique breed in Madison. Releasing a trio of EPs, the band has gained a reputation for creating a live show with a sense of balance that keeps them from getting too far down the paths of post-rock cliches or math-rock obsessions. The result is a warm, organic flow, featuring the best of both worlds. Check out their EPs, Longino K, Schulte A and Grabhorn C.
For over a decade, the Brothers Grimm have been performing string music together on guitar, cello and Chinese string instruments. Tonight, however, Brian Grimm is going solo under the name Brain Grimmer. It’s up in the air as to what he’ll be creating, but in recent recordings and performances, Brian has combined his skill with cello and ancient Chinese sounds with a penchant for electronic experimentation. If it’s anything like his past work, Brain Grimmer will be making sounds you’ve never heard anywhere else.