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Concert: Bryce Eiman / Tag Cloud / Attorneys General


Friday September 27 * 7pm * $10 * TICKETS

Bryce Eiman

Eiman released his first cassette in 1987, followed by sporadic releases in the succeeding 32 years. In Cleveland in the mid-90s he performed with Peter Keller in the powernoise duo WOMB (considered by some in 1995 the loudest act in town); in this century he's played in electronic improv duos Bicameral Mind (with Shaun Sandor) and WeatherMachine (with Joe Hendrix). Since 2009 he's curated the monthly 919Noise showcases in Chapel Hill. (The Village Voice gave one of his online tracks a glowing review but misspelled his name).

Tag Cloud

The latest from Chris Videll as Tag Cloud encapsulates four works that are at once a step out of time, and its quite peculiar to venture to guess which way they point. Slow Light verges on the psychedelic, something shadowed, something Moog. It’s a bit of a snake charmer and yet could likely have been culled directly from the futuristic warble of the temple of 70’s teutonic German rock. Yet, it’s always once removed – which gives it this screened back atmosphere that flows and goes. -Toneshift

Attorneys General

(Players for this show: Michael Kentoff; Dave Jones; Kamyar Arsani)
Attorneys General is a project led by Matthew Byars of DC-based band The Caribbean. A formative experience for Byars as a listener was hearing the work of soundman Martin Swope of Mission of Burma on their seminal 1985 live record, The Horrible Truth About Burma, in which Swope, using a reel-to-reel tape machine, captured, looped, manipulated, and destroyed elements of the band’s sound in spontaneous and unexpected ways. Byars has adapted this approach to having three-four people (different players every time, mostly) generate utterly improvised sound through a mixing board he controls, which allows him to capture, loop, manipulate, and destroy the sounds they create. Results vary from the transcendent to the disastrous, but the inherent risk involved is, ultimately, the point. These are sounds to be played less than listened to.