with Archie Pelago
Fri July 18th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $18
Day of Show: $20
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 7-8pm including $3 beer and $5 well drink.
After twenty five years of working together, Plaid – Andy Turner and Ed Handley – are releasing their tenth album, Reachy Prints. The title, according to the duo, alludes to “the creative process, the capturing of ideas, and the devotion required to recreate them.” The work confirms their position at the vanguard of underground electronic music production incorporating the latest synthesis technologies in these compositions, whilst retaining their trademark emotive, yet playful, signature style present over their career.
Turner and Handley continue their tradition of collaboration that has seen them work with a diverse range of musicians – from Björk, to the London Sinfonietta, to the Southbank Gamelan Players – as well as artists, and innovators in music technology. They recently took part in the Kickstarter campaign for Bruno Zamborlin’s Mogees product, that allows you to turn any object into a musical instrument with just a small device that connects to your smart phone. The Mogees gadget has the potential to become an element of the live show, feeding their interest in live audio visual performance that began with a collaboration with Bob Jaroc for their DVD album release of Greedy Baby (2006).
The artwork for Reachy Prints is created in collaboration with installation artist Eric Studer. On the artwork, he says: “The photograph represents a personal reflection after a radical experience. Two elements complement one another: The X-Ray image of my head holds the moment when my life got separated into a ‘before’ and an ‘after’. The visibility through the transparent X-Ray on the other hand is an outlook into my familiar surrounding – it represents continuance. The merging of the two images implies a new starting point in life. It serves as memento since it is hard to recall the incident. Altogether the image clarifies that the past is irreversible. And that an answer to ‘why’ is not relevant any longer.”
Musically, much of the new album feels like a journey into a subterranean world, with the grimy robotic tunnelling of ‘Wallet’ and ‘Ropen’, the cavernous elation of ‘Hawkmoth’ and ‘OH’. It surfaces with the sparkling ‘Matin Lunaire’ and driving melodies of ‘Liverpool Street’. Reachy Prints continues the evolution in Plaid’s long nurtured sound world – and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains.
Plaid official site
Archie Pelago is a production and live performance trio based in Brooklyn, NY. Formed in late 2010, the trio of Hirshi (trumpet/Ableton), Cosmo D (cello/Ableton) and Kroba (sax/Ableton) combine their varied backgrounds in jazz and classical music with a common love for rhythm and the wide open possibilities of electronic music.
In the studio, the three produce collectively and prominently feature their instruments, lending deeply emotive patterns and textures to their tracks. On the stage, the group innovatively combines DJ-style performance with live playing and processing of their instruments, conjuring singular renditions of their original works as well as music that inspires them.
In the last two months, Archie Pelago has released a collaborative LP with West Coast producer Grenier, titled, Archie Pelago Meets Grenier as well as putting out four tracks on the Mister Saturday Night compilation Brothers and Sisters. Earlier this year, Archie Pelago released their latest record, the Lakeside Obelisk EP on their own Brooklyn-based imprint, Archie Pelago Music. This follows their first two releases on their own label, the Sly Gazabo EP and the Breezy Whey / Backflight 12”, which received critical acclaim in Spin, Resident Advisor, DJMag, Tsugi and XLR8R, collectively. Their single Avocado Roller was featured on Pitchfork and was included on NPR’s Heavy Rotation series. Current radio support includes NPR, KCRW, KEXP, KWUR, WFMU, WBAR, WNYU, Solid Steel, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Gilles Peterson. Archie Pelago can currently be heard on their SUB.FM radio show Sundays 11pm-1am UK time.