Drainolith (Aids Wolf) + Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) + The Knot + Babel
Alex Moskos (Aids Wolf, Thames) keeps pushing his own evolution with this twisted outing of solo guitar, synth & homemade drum pad manipulations. Fuzzy, angular, writhing guitar lines fill out the atmosphere, over languid contact mic drum beats, that assert their presence with a element of airiness. Synthesized bleeps & bloops drop & meander in space with dissonant guitar freak jazz riffage. Sounding like some bastard bluegrass, at a relaxed place & filtered through minimalism and some old Dinosaur Jr. records. Still touring hot of the heels of his Spectrum Spools release "Fighting", don't miss these Draino jams. Probably one of the best records released this year! Seriously!
NATE YOUNG (http://www.wolfeyes.net/nateyoung)
1/3 of the Wolf Eyes crew, Nate Young returns to Toronto. Haunting electronic noise collage soundscapes. Ghostly wet movements, analog hums, mixed with metal percussion and warbled electric signals. Refined brutality, a separation of elements, Nate Young displays calm almost lulling structures, minimal, before delving into the chaos of twisted electronics & static fuzz. Classic mid west noise zone!
THE KNOT (http://t-h-e-k-n-o-t.tumblr.com/)
Cellists Nick Storring (Picastro, I Have Eaten The City) & Tilman Lewis, celebrate the release of their split tape with Aaron Lumley on Arachnidisc. This cello duo dances like old partners, cradling each others notes & phrases before letting them float away. The feeling of constant motion, moving entanglement. The rough hum of grinding strings buzzes as the moan of notes warble like distortion trying to find it's way out of an amplifier. A duet of organic feedback in an abstract dialogue.
Jakob Rehlinger's (Moonwood) solo project is also celebrating a release of 2 new CDs on Arachnidisc. Meditative song structures, tonal meanderings and acoustic drones. Exploring the ominous world with repetition & silence. Borrowing elements of post rock & taking cues from modern composers, Babel is a slow growth of ideas. Guitar notes linger, chimes hum out their rhythmic patterns waiting for an answer, never received. The buzz of life & creations rings through technical patterning.
All this cool music for only $7 or $10 with a The Knot/Aaron Lumley tape or Babel CD