Thursday June 7 9:30 PM
Empty Bottle, Chicago (1035 N Western Ave)
Boy Dirt Car — seminal American first-wave ”industrial” band celebrating 30 years of audio chaos. Often hailed as the US’s answer to Einstürzende Neubauten, BDC’s vision of industrial decay and the experience of the midwestern United States is as bleak as it is engaging. http://boydirtcar.com/
Eric Lunde — seminal cassette / tape / text manipulator. Lunde’s unique vision of the role of the voice, field recordings, decay, reduplication, and lo-fi manipulation of sound cannot be overstated; his work consistently challenges listeners with his drive to push the tape and electronics mediums into uncharted waters. The Wire praised Animal Mineral Self Mirror, released by C.I.P. in November 2011, as, ”on one level, an expression of one man’s dialogue with himself. But it’s also much more. It’s a lo-fi simulation of how we experience our modern environment, where deadening Muzak in public spaces is cut with unpredictable streams of threatening, near incomprehensible noise (literal and metaphorical), and our damaging habits threaten to consume us. And trapped somewhere in that mix is your own voice, trying to make sense of it all.” http://traitcentral.com/
Jason Soliday — Chicago’s finest synth manipulator, bringing crackle and attack to the Bottle in celebration of his forthcoming CD ”Nonagon Knives” on CIP (see below). Soliday has been sharpening even further his composition skills over the past several years, honing his audio into a force to be reckoned with. His precision quick cuts, deft use of the stereo (and frequency) field, and sense of timing and pacing unite to create a rich and staggering audio experience. http://soundcloud.com/crank-satori
Karl J. Paloucek — pursing and presenting sound for nearly 25 years via such diverse projects as Shrilltower, Impact Test, and Fuckface, from Knitting Factory in NYC to Maritime Hall in San Francisco. Recent solo performances have found him working with pianos, metals, sewing machines, water, and other machinery and artifacts. A visual and aural delight: one of my favorite local artists.
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