Thursday, March 9, 2017

Recording: ZONES

Artist: ZONES


Recorded at The Music Gallery (A Night with Pleasence), February 11, 2017.


The Music Gallery does an excellent job of using its "institutional privilege" to boost the signal of a wide range of local culture-makers. This night saw the stage given over to local label Pleasence, whose output isn't united so much by genre as its striving-oddball aesthetic. Recently returning to performing as a solo act, Derek McKeon's songs might have been missing the back-and-forth vocals that made the band's duo incarnation such a treat, but there was still an immense sense of dub spaciousness and unstable wiggle-wobble in the music, all enhanced by Vanessa Rieger's lively improvised projection art.

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