Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recording: Olivia Neutron-John

Artist: Olivia Neutron-John

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Geary Lane ("Sound Séance I": Night 1), June 12, 2015.

Olivia Neutron-John - unknown

The culmination of Geary Lane's year-long journey, the inaugural version of this event overcame some bureaucratic hurdles to present a weekend-long showcase of a non-corporate alternative to the city's increasingly-crowded festival calendar. Tucked away in its little pocket on the other side of the tracks, Geary Lane does feel a little off the grid but works well as an conceptual island getaway for sonic adventurers. Partnered with Suoni Per Il Popolo, the "name" draws skewed a bit toward une certaine esthétique de Montréal but each night did include cool local sounds as well. On the vibe front, this first night showcased Geary as an excellent destination for avant-mellow, with the bulk of the crowd quietly lounging around in the room's various corners and crannies.

This set from Washington D.C.'s Anna Nasty came the closest to getting the crowd up and moving, aiming for a dancefloor fusion of postpunk attitude and prefab keyb arpeggiation while climbing onto the table her gear was on for added effect.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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