Recorded at Handlebar (Nite Comfort 40), December 4, 2016.Squelcher - SyncHol
This edition of the Nite welcomed a crew from out Boston way and many, many wires to the stage. Besides two sets of modular synth tastiness, perhaps the most satisfying element was the live visual synthesis performed by Christopher Konopka, mixing analog signals to create evolving patterns projected behind the musicians. This set saw John Perotti and Matt Reed hunched behind some excitingly-large consoles. There was a hint of tangerine dreaminess as their sounds built up, but also signs that their musical conceptions include some knowledge of dancefloor mechanics. Those were more abstracted here, one more layer amongst vaguely-distant vocal samples and no shortage of, er, squelchy sounds.
[Nite Comfort took January off, but returns to Handlebar on Sunday, February 5th.]
* Thanks to the band for passing along the title to this one!