Lusine – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – March 21st, 2013

Lusine

Lusine

Airbird (Joel Ford of Ford + Lopatin) DJ Set, Certain Creatures (DJ Set)

Thu, March 21, 2013

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Lusine
Lusine
Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott's imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. His last, critically acclaimed album, A Certain Distance, was released in 2009, and a follow-up compilation of 12” tracks and remixes, Lucky Numbers, was released soon after in 2010.

McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including a set at London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo's Unit, Berlin's Watergate nightclub, and most recently at Melbourne’s Electric Owl. He has been involved in the scoring of various film and commercial projects, co-scoring David Gordon Green’s 2008 film Snow Angels (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), scoring Kevin Bray’s 2009 film Linewatch (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick), and most recently teaming up with Wingo again to co-score the 2011 film, "The Sitter" (Jonah Hill). He is putting the final touches on his next album and expecting to hit the road in 2012.
Airbird (Joel Ford of Ford + Lopatin) DJ Set
Airbird (Joel Ford of Ford + Lopatin) DJ Set
"It's pop, but don't expect it to be popular. Airbird's debut single, Part of the Game, features a vampy, faltering piano riff a la Elton John's Bennie and the Jets, over which Ford hisses a whispery vocal that sounds like Tyler, the Creator doing an impression of Debbie Harry, on Mogadon. We like the way it fades out then back in, in a Beatles-circa-Abbey-Road way. Really peculiar and lovely. It's chart music from an alternate pop universe where Toro Y Moi is No 1 for 19 weeks. Dania Shapes is one minute of luscious locked groove while KONMSTR does strange things to Luther Vandross's 1982 hit Never Too Much. Not so much chopped as cut up and covered in clicks and candy floss. "Body ..." is about the only word left from the original track, ironic as most of the 'human' has been erased from the music. And then you hear the irradiated shimmer-haze of Somewhere in a Field and you realise that, whatever he does, Ford is probably always going to be worth our time." - The Guardian
Certain Creatures (DJ Set)
Certain Creatures (DJ Set)
Oliver Chapoy’s (ex-Warm Ghost) Certain Creatures project provides two tracks of equally gritty, arguably dance tunes perfectly suited for headphone hauntings or Halloween raves. Narrated by Ike Yard (Stuart Argabright, a.k.a. Black Rain), “Sparkle” composes the 12-inch’s A-side with a nightmarish hallucination of urban throb and ambulatory paranoia. The track is effectively split into two parts, with the first half’s amorphous din shrouds the space with disorienting intent, leaving the second half to remove the blindfold, find it’s own way and make sense of it all. Luckily, Chapoy’s refined take on impulsive yet careful synth experimentation charts a litter-strewn path paved with ephemeral static and sub-bass foundation. In this light, Chapoy and Argabright are the modernized Suicide, translating the deranged focus and grotesque beauty of the legendary NYC no wave duo into the modern era. Impossibly deep low-ends riddle the path with world collapsing scope, recalling Raime’s or Emptyset’s speaker-destroying expansions without the posturing. Argabright’s frazzled mutterings play out like a burnt-out wayfarer, dropping insights like bits of fabric from a tattered, hobo-chic shroud but with an air of class nonetheless. B-side “Bosch” wastes no time launching its spaciously careening blitz of post acid thrash and guitar trash accompaniment. - Bobby Power // Decoder Magazine
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/