Sunday, July 23, 2017

Recording: FET.NAT

Artist: FET.NAT

Song: Le rictus du gêolier/cible du malfrat

Recorded at Ratio (TONE Festival – Show #7), June 24, 2017.

FET.NAT - Le rictus du gêolier/cible du malfrat

Although the local "jazz" festival is anticipated in some quarters, it seemed that too often there was no home there for adventurous and experimental creators. Thus, out of necessity, the TONE Festival was born to give these touring musicians a chance to connect with local audiences and artists. A collaboration between Burn Down the Capital's Tad Michalak, Ron Gaskin (a.k.a. Rough Idea) and Karen Ng and Daniel Pencer, the goal was to create shows that were rewarding for players and listeners alike. Coming after their own funeral series, this was also the last concert at beloved local DIY venue Ratio.

Closing out the night, Hull's no-wave agitators got the crowd standing up and bobbing along to their slightly-surreal franglais fracas. This one's the sorta-title track to their recent 12", and as far as I can make out, the title comes out something like "The gaoler's grimace/the thug's target" — tracking the fine line between being greeted with puppy love and being ground into Puppy Chow.

[Brandon Caswell Douglas was also documenting the show with his video camera — check out his youtube playlist from the night.]

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