Thursday, March 24, 2016

Recording: zhang³

Artist: zhang³

Song: unknown [excerpt]*

Recorded at Smiling Buddha, March 11, 2016.

zhang³ - unknown [excerpt]

This proggy night at Smiling Buddha was presented under the auspices of façadeMontage, the promoting arm of Romar L. Johnson, also known for his visual work with the Casual Drones series. Anyone who has been to those events knows that he gives lighting and visuals a precedence above and beyond the usual, so it was no surprise to see the intricate lighting rig and intense dosage of dry ice in action here. Besides co-owning June Records, Ian Cheung is doing some cool modular synth work in this trio, alongside Roey Shemesh on guitar and Jay Anderson on drums. Sounding something like I Am Robot and Proud covering "Hallogallo", the first section of the set heard here offered a continuous, loping groove from Anderson that Cheung could occasionally disrupt with synth eruptions.

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

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