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Igorrr is the pseudonym of French multi-instrumentalist and electronic producer Gautier Serre (born 1984) of electronic grindcore project Whourkr. His solo work combines frenetic breakbeats with operatic vocals, metal riffs, gypsy violins, and a multitude of other sounds, resulting in an intense, disturbing, and undeniably distinct experience. The unique blend of meticulous drum programming and acoustic instrumentation on his self-released demos Poisson Soluble (2006) and Moisissure (2008) garnered attention from Berlin-based experimental label Ad Noiseam, who issued his proper debut Nostril in 2010. Its companion EP, Baroquecore, was also released that year on Aentitainment. The refined complexity of these releases earned him positive critical response from French publications Les Inrockuptibles and Trax, as well as airtime on commercial radio. Ad Noiseam reissued his demos as a double-CD in 2011. 2012 found him expanding further on his use of live instruments on his second proper full-length, Hallelujah, a collection of pieces intended to signal the apocalypse and featuring a myriad of collaborators ranging from Baroque singer Laure Le Prunenec to Mayhem guitarist Teloch. In 2013, a 7″ of remixes with ragga junglist Bong-Ra was released on PRSPCT RVLT. It was followed one year later by the Maigre EP on Ad Noiseam, a collaboration with Ruby My Dear. After a few years of silence, Igorrr signed to legendary metal label Metal Blade, which released his full-length, Savage Sinusoid, in 2017. The album was completely devoid of samples, and featured several guest musicians, including members of Cattle Decapitation and Secret Chiefs 3. (source)
Igorrr was Initially influenced by the likes of Meshuggah, Chopin, Cannibal Corpse, Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Taraf de Haidouks and Aphex Twin, traces of these artists can be found littered across Igorrr’s discography, but Serre has never been interested in remaining static or merely recycling ideas, and his work has dramatically evolved accordingly. It deeply explains how Igorrr’s music is such an explosion of creativity while keeping a cohesive universe records after records. In recent years, Igorrr has also become a collective, rather than the work of one man alone, which has brought a new level of intensity into the group live representations. (source)
Spotlights is the Brooklyn-based married couple of Mario and Sarah Quintero.
In Spotlights, the Quinteros summon a supreme sound, equally heavy and dreamy. A tar-pit sludge-rock foundation is blanketed by layers of shimmering shoegaze. Their debut full length TIDALS was released on Crowquill Records in the spring of 2016 as a follow up to the synth laden, doom-pop EP, Demonstration. Tidals’ songs rock hard and memorably, bringing to mind hints of bands, from Failure to My Bloody Valentine to Godflesh to Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.
Spotlights was handpicked by Deftones to support the band on three weeks of its summer U.S. tour in August of 2016. Select dates included support from 90’s post-hardcore, greats, Refused. They quickly followed up with a second national run in September with If These Trees Could Talk.
In December 2016 they self released the 3 song “odds and ends” EP, SPIDERS, featuring a cover of the song She Spider by MEW, and a remix of Joseph, the closing track on TIDALS, done by Aaron Harris (Isis/Palms). The Spiders EP served as the perfect way to hold fans over while the band continued work on their new record.
When it came time to record the the follow up full length to TIDALS, the Quinteros didn’t have to look far to find the perfect producer. “Choosing to work with Aaron [Harris] on our new record was a no brainer for us. We get along great and he completely understands where we are coming from musically and knows just how to capture that.” says Mario. Sarah adds “Plus, he’s an incredible drummer and we tricked him into playing on four of the songs!”. The three of them spent a week in Los Angeles at Palmquist Studios, putting together one of the most dynamic, and emotive collection of songs to date.
The new album, SEISMIC was released on Ipecac Recordings on October 6th 2017, flowing a massive 12 week North American tour with Melvins. (Source)
“ZAIUS are a four-piece from Chicago who specialize in anguished, instrumental post-metal in the style of groups like the Ocean and Mouth of the Architect – extended, crushing anthems that speak volumes without uttering a single syllable.” – REVOLVER Magazine
Scientist, featuring Eric Plonka (EX founding member of yakuza) on guitar/vox with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Auclair, drummer Justin Cape , and bassist Mathew Milligan — draw heavily from the Windy City’s long-running tradition of experimental metal. The band members themselves describe their sound as “architectural metal.” Were listeners to ponder this description alongside the band’s sound, they would imagine twisted beams, exposed glass diagonals, and post-apocalyptic concrete blocks with a decaying skyline and crimson horizon in the distance. If Scientist‘s sound is architectural, it is doubtless an experimental edifice. With their second full-length, 10100II00101, the adventurousness the band displayed on their debut album has now gone thoroughly and beautifully haywire adding guest vocalists to the mix venturing away from their mostly instrumental past. 10100II00101 will be released on CD and digitally via the band’s official BandCamp page and on double LP via Hell Comes Home Records at a later date.
- February 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- $16 – $18
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