Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SHOW AND TELL w/5HIF7Y & Vox Mod - Wed June 22 @ Living Room

Show And Tell, the biweekly residency every other Wednesday solely dedicated to Northwest electronic music producers, is delighted to welcome back two hard-working local producers ready to bestow new productions and live sets upon ye: 5HIF7Y & Vox Mod!


As a Washington state native, Taylor Dahlberg, aka 5H1F7Y (pronounced "shifty") has been producing electronic music for the past 10 years. At the age of 17, towards the last few years of his soccer playing days, 5H1F7Y had discovered the joy of electronic music. Being exposed to all genres of electronica from fellow friends and current day venues, he instantly fell in love with the idea of being able to make music, specifically electronic music.
Originally, 5H1F7Y purchased an all-in-one DJ turntable package, as the first step in being able to work with music directly. It wasn't long before he realized that mixing music together was a good outlet, but was not occupying his creativity as much he knew something should be. It was 2 years after his original purchase of a turntable and mixer set that 5H1F7Y decided to buy a drum machine. A machine which was capable of allowing an artist to create their art, in the form of an electronic beat. It was at this point that his life would be changed forever.

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Seattle based musician and artist, Scot Porter aka Vox Mod, is destined to shape the future sounds of electronic music. He released HAZMAT on April 30, 2011, a sonic journey of cosmic proportions that leads the listener across the universe through lush planets, vibrant nebulas, and rifts in time and space. HAZMAT literally means hazardous materials, and that is to suggest that the music is a culmination of ideas and that those ideas can have monumental effects. It also represents a crossing point of old Vox Mod (Voicechanger) music and foreshadows the yet to be discovered soundscapes.

Hosted by Show And Tell resident Verse!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Show And Tell w/Logic Probe & The Algebra of Need - Wed June 8 @ Living Room

Show And Tell presents a night of beautiful outsider electronic music...

///***the Algebra of Need***\\\ (Pleasure Boat Records)

After over a year hiatus from music, the Algebra of Need is returning with even more harrowing and outer-galactic sounds than you've ever known to exist.

"The 29 AON tracks I've heard (culled from three CDs) are staggeringly accomplished. Nobody in this city—or on this planet, for that matter—sounds like the Algebra of Need. Her pieces range from 47 seconds to 20 minutes, and they follow circuitous paths to seldom-trod regions abounding with highly unusual tones and bizarrely charming tunes. Some tracks boast a monomaniacal, hypnotic quality; others move in unpredictable spasms and lurches. But no matter the methodology, they spellbind with the sure grip of genius. It might seem hyperbolic, but I think that the Algebra of Need is a maverick on the level of Aphex Twin and Raymond Scott."
- Dave Segal, The Stranger

\\\***Logic Probe***/// (Dustortoin)

Logic Probe’s hard-edged, heady yet melodic sound is created via complex web of homemade electronics, circuit-bent keyboards, and laptop programming.
They have 6 full length self released albums, have composed remixes and soundtracks for local bands and filmmakers and have shared the stage with notable acts such as Alex Smoke, Telefon Tel Aviv, Apparat, Lusine, Uberzone, Proem, DOSC and Richard Devine. Their unique sound is characterized by sultry melodic synth lines, deep distorted bass, chaotic drum patterns layered on top of glitched-out mechanized rhythms. Derek and Dave independently construct sections and tracks for each song and bring them together on the fly to create a densely packed architecture that is revealed in their enigmatic improvised live sets and recordings.

Check out their recent Plasmodium podcast here!
Also- check out the new Logic Probe video here!

Hosted by Naturebot

@The Living Room (1355 E Olive, Seattle)