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NITE JEWEL LA w New Chance & Tenderness DJ Sh Sh Lavoie
After a month of heavy and introspective shows in June, INVOCATION will be looking to let it's hair down with a couple of dance floor bangers! First up, the return of LA disco psych coneseur Ramona Gonzalez!
NITE JEWEL Gloriette / Secretly Canadian
It makes a certain kind of sense that Nite Jewel's music sprung from the underbelly of L.A. Despite its unpolished aesthetic and Ramona Gonzalez's professed aversion to more conventional ideas about glamour there she is, spewing neon vomit at a swanky photo shoot in the clip for "Artificial Intelligence", her music exists in the realm of gauzy fantasy: it is a dream world made reality. Up until now, all of the slinky, lo-fi electro-pop that Gonzalez has made as Nite Jewel has been molten and surreal, conjuring Dali paintings with drum machines and keyboards melting in place of clocks.
NEW CHANCE Healing Power
Victoria Cheong's recorded work as New Chance has a way of melding the organic and the mechanical. Ear Rationelle, New Chance's March-released cassette debut, is filled with gorgeous ambient soundscapes built on loops and processing that allow sounds room to breathe across entire songs, sparsely deploying samples of birdcalls and flutters of synthetic percussion to create tranquil sound environments of a serene, hypnotic nature.
With bizarre loop sampling wizardry, cracked electronics and sexy sax swoons, Chrissy Reichert redefines any conceivable notions of contemporary R & B. Tenderness is not to be missed, because true originality comes in small doses.
All vinyl DJ set by Sh Sh Lavoie FKA Riff Randell
Physical tix on sale at Rotate This and Soundscapes Friday May 20th and available immediatly at https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/15586/