Anyone who writes this about themselves (let alone twice) deserves all the hate that comes their way.As an scientist and an academic...
^lol is that off FB?
Mark Farina @ It'll Do 4/30 | Tortoise @ Club Dada 5/5 | Hernan Cattaneo @ It'll Do 5/14 | The Cure @ American Airlines Center 5/15 | Four Tet & Ben UFO @ Club Dada 5/17 | Bebel Gilberto @ Kessler Theater 5/18 | Derrick Carter @ It'll Do 5/28 | Victor Calderone @ It'll Do 6/4 | Kraftwerk @ Bomb Factory 9/10
* and by weirdo I mean a hyper excited academic that adores the laissez-faire creative contextual environment with zero, absolutely zero, interest in any social endeavors. Berlin is perfect for this (NYC has a lot to learn and grow in this department (a huge lot, as the fact may be - the NYC / BK music scene is cloyingly plagued by, and at the throes of, their bloated egos of under-established compositional worth. I hope to interact with zero, absolutely zero, North American ex-pats here - (frankly, the association to said idiots here is mortifying)).
Their escape is meant to be "transcendental" but the declaration and boastfulness is a wonderful marker of asinine, #firstworldproblem escapism. This article articulates the sheer cretin nature involved here in Berlin - to note, I profusely pedestal the idiocy of any mentioned "DJs from Bushwick" as being prime kings of vapid creative and compositional value. I find it tremendously shameful, and I want zero association with said characters (they're also adroitly non-nerdy, not interesting in character, nor well studied). An embarrassment of 'Murica:
god that person sounds like a treat
How did I miss this amazing news?
Happy to announce I'm playing two gigs at Decibel Festival this year. Friday night I'm playing the Silent Season showcase and then Saturday night I'll be playing DEEP И' BΔSS Decibel after-hours party. See you there.
So, good, there will be some opticals early in the night:
Optical 3: Huminary Thurs Sep 25 @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall 6:30pm
Max Cooper feat. PENDLETON HOUSE COLLECTIVE + BENJAMIN VAN CRITTERS (ambient set)
Survive (live a/v)
Alice Boman (live a/v)
Optical 4: Static Memory Friday Sep 26 @ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall 6:30 pm
Murcof + Simon Geilfus (live a/v)
1979 feat Deru & Effixx (live a/v)
WIFE (live a/v)
Optical 5: Ghostly International Saturday Sept 27 @The Triple Door 6:30 pm
Christopher Willits (live)
Optical 6: Erased TApes Sunday Sep 28 @ The Triple Door 6:30 pm
Douglas Dare (live)
Greg Gives Peter Space (live)
Rival Consoles (live a/v)
There will be more, at Nordstrom hall.
Nordstrom Hall September 25
2014 Decibel Festival / OPTICAL 3: Huminary
MAX COOPER feat. PENDLETON HOUSE COLLECTIVE + BENJAMIN VAN CRITTERS (live a/v and dance)
Traum / Herzblut / Fields / Cornish College of the Arts
Belfast, UK / Seattle, US
SURVIVE (live a/v)
Light Lodge / Bathetic / Living Tapes
ALICE BOMAN (live a/v)
Adrian Recordings - Malmö, SE
Nordstrom Hall September 26
2014 Decibel Festival / OPTICAL 4: Static Memory
MURCOF + SIMON GEILFUS [Antivj] (live a/v)
Antivj / The Leaf Label / Static Discos
Barcelona, ES / Brussels, BE
1979 feat. DERU + EFFIXX (live a/v)
Friends of Friends / Mush / Merck
Los Angeles, US
WIFE (live a/v)
Tri Angle Records
Still more Opticals to come @ JBL
Yea, Cara and I were just looking through the events and venues used, and it seems like we're still missing a few showcases too - I'm presuming they will use the Crocodile more than 2 nights, and SoDo more than 1 night.
I'm impatiently awaiting news on when/where Matrixxman and Tomas Jirku are going to play. And Young Marco!
Preliminary weekend itinerary without knowing running orders. Goal is to make it to all 5 days this year.
Pitch Black (Black Asteroid, Vatican Shadow, Rrose) @ Rebar
Huminary (Alice Bowman, Survive, Max Cooper) @ Nordstrom
Playful Discord (Kangding Ray) @ EMP // Modern Love (Andy Stott, Millie & Andrea, Demdike Stare) @ EMP
Studio 4/4 (Ten Walls) @ Q
Dubscured (Recondite, Fluxion, Atom GND) @ Q
Static Memory (WIFE, 1979, Murcof + ANTIVJ) @ Nordstrom
Silent Season (ASC,?) @ ? // Crew Love (?) (Soul Clap) @ Q
Osgut Ton (Marcel Dettmann, Steffi, Anthony Parasole) @ Q
Ghostly International? @ Triple Door
Dance Nostalgic (Avalon Emerson, Midnight Magic, Lindstrom) @ Showbox
Dialated (KiNK, Efdemin, John Roberts) @ Q // Deep N Bass (ASC, ?) @ ?
Erased Tapes (Greg Gives Peter Space, Douglas Dare, Rival Consoles) @ Triple Door
All Gone Pete Tong (Tensnake) @ Q
Flammable (Sassmouth, Brian Lyons v. Nordic Soul, Special Guest) @ Rebar
Edit: oh didn't know there are 20 names still out there without a show.
^ I'm just going to follow you around. (J/K) I'm bummed about having to pick between the Sight Below and the Pitch Black showcase.
I wonder who else will be added to that showcase since it starts at 10 and ends at 6am.
I can't wait to be up there either!
So, there's going to be a Silent Season optical, that'll have: ASC, Jamie McCue, Segue....(someone else?)
I assume there will be a Hush Hush showcase with: Baryonyx, Hanssen, Kid Simpl, Slow Year
My guess is Kevin Kauer, Kim Ann Foxman, and Young Marco (maybe Lauren Lane?) will be at a showcase together.
And then I'm guessing Ana Sia will be at the same Deep N Bass afterhours that ASC mentioned he'd be at.
Clean Bandit - songkick/tour dates have them at the Crocodile on 9.25 w/ Little Daylight
Cock & Swan
And makes me think that more names will be added. WIFE and T. Williams aren't up on the artist page yet.
Oh. And the boat parties. I keep forgetting about those.
Also Db in the park which they said will be at a new venue with a back up plan in case of rain. I was thinking it may be at the Mural with the backup at EMP.
The Mural Ampitheatre would be a nice location, and that sounds plausible given they are doing a dB night there in a week.
I'm not sure if Ana Sia will be at that after hours... it's hard to tell given that the whole after hours situation/being included w/pass has changed every year, but my first thought was that the deep n bass afters would be an unofficial db afters/not included w/pass. (there are still those events that will pop up, too. I'm also thinking it will be at Monkey Loft because that's where deep n bass shows usually are and that isn't a db venue). I've never managed to make it to a boat party, the week is just so busy.
Boat parties were announced:
Nice I believe Deadbeat and MANIK are new adds.
They look cool but I'm glad the boat parties are missable for me. Fun times but it takes so much out of your day.
Yeah the Saturday boat party is the one I would do but it will be hard to get myself on board for a 2:30 boat party let alone my friends especially after the Ostgut Ton afters.
Db should webcast it so I can watch from the couch as I recover.