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Concert: J. Soliday, Luer, Patrick James Cain

Maplehouse Collective presents...

J. Soliday is an electronic musician. A member of Cleav’d Cleaver, Ratatosk, Magic Missile, I <3 Presets, xTAL fSCK, LORD MUTE, and various ad-hoc ensembles to numerous to mention. He can usually be found traversing the boundaries between free improvisation, concrete composition, and aleatoric noise.

“The real beauty of this music lies in the detail. Far from being a flat-out noise fest, Nonagon Knives brims with texture showcases Soliday’s ability to coax more than just random noise from his chosen instrument. ‘An Obsession With Aerodynamics’, for example, hums with feedback beneath the surface racket, lending it an unsettling feeling of depth. Imagine waving your hand around in a dark hole you know harbours snakes and waiting for the bite – that’s the kind of effect the best of Soliday’s work can have on you, and it’s often as though it’s been wired directly into your spine. Soliday retains superlative control too; nothing runs him and nothing sounds superfluous. The undoubted highlight here is the quarter-hour ‘The Comfort of Outer Forms’, which uses its extended playing time to run the whole gamut of sonic shades. From burping frog croaks to zipping space cars and some disarmingly cute chirrups, the track eventually blends the lot in a rapidly rotating neutron star of noise that flings out ever fiercer tendrils. They themselves
construct miniatures, all of which hiss around the perimeters and some of which even have the faintest hint of melody. This is the kind of minutiae that will reveal itself upon repeated listens (it goes straight back around whenever I play it), and what marks Soliday out as being a truly exceptional noise artist.”– Steve Dewherst, Foxy Digitalis

Luer is a new sound project from Matt Taggart, who is based out of Billings, Montana. Taggart is best-known for his harsh noise project, PCRV, and has toured the U.S. extensively for the past 16 years. With PCRV, Taggart released a multitude of albums across labels such as RRRecords, CIP, Xerxes, Banned Productions, and more. He also runs the tape and net label Fluxus MT. Luer is a departure from the harsh approach of PCRV into more sonic spaces. Luer is explorative and grounded in improvisation and experimentation. Luer is a slow sonic impact of sound that spit fragments all around the outer edges. psychedelic walls and tones that give way to singular voices and invoke the inevitable end of space.

Patrick James Cain is a sound and video artist currently residing in Washington D.C.

Friday May 26th, 8pm
$10 suggested donation