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A Night With Pleasence feat. Alex Moskos, ZONES, Doom Tickler
Pleasence Records, co-founded by James Lindsay and Deirdre O’Sullivan, is a label dedicated to underground experimentation based in Toronto. The music walks a fine line between pop and experimental, respecting the past while looking forward to (im)possible futures. This showcase also promises immersive visuals from multidisciplinary artist Vanessa Rieger (co-founder of The White House Project and the safe space project Nightlifeguard) and Randy Gagne aka Man Made Hill, last seen here as Randy the Tongue in performance art ensemble Stillboys.
Alexander Moskos is a long-standing participant in Montreal’s experimental music community. He has performed and recorded his own songs under the name Drainolith, with the noise rock band AIDS Wolf. Moskos has toured constantly over the past few years and released recordings on labels like NNA, American Tapes, and Drag City. This show is a rare solo piano outing, drawing from his first album of solo piano compositions, Military Terms, released on Pleasence Records in 2015.
ZONES began as a sphere of sonic exploration established in the summer of 2012 by Toronto-based multi-media artist Derek McKeon. Working as ZONES, McKeon weaves hypnotic loops and psychedelic textures together to create a marbling of pop hooks in a kaleidoscopic haze. ZONES’ latest album, After Image, was released on Pleasence Records in 2016.
Doom Tickler, Leslie Predy, is a Toronto-based artist who strives to create a primal musical experience that pushes the limits of sounds a human body can create. She utters twisted vocals from another planet, like all the cats on the internet blended into a digital grinder. These are the sounds of your stomach turning, bubbling like a soup & eating itself. This is dark, foreboding music.