Friday, June 26, 2015

Recording: Zoë Alexis-Abrams

Artist: Zoë Alexis-Abrams

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Geary Lane ("Sound Séance I": Day 1), June 13, 2015.

Zoë Alexis-Abrams - 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. Celebrating the release of Invocation Vol. I, a compilation of exclusive tracks by some of the artists that had performed at Geary Lane in its first year, this low-key afternoon show combined chill patio vibes with a couple sets inside.

My understanding is that this trio is slowly working its way toward being a band, so at some point the material they performed may have a different name attached to it. For now, however, it was fascinating to watch it being born, with Alexis-Abrams' vocalisms being driven by Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher and Kenneth Boville in a more abstractly-rhythmic direction than in the textured one that emerges in her other projects.

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

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