Octo Octa – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – February 11th, 2013

Octo Octa

Octo Octa

Leverage Models, Test House, Certain Creatures (DJ Set)

Mon, February 11, 2013

8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Octo Octa
Octo Octa
Brooklyn-based artist Michael Morrison making house/tech electronic
music. Michael has been releasing mainly house music as Octo Octa on 100% Silk since 2011.
Leverage Models
Leverage Models
Leverage Models is the new solo pop project from the manic producer/performer Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas founder, Helado Negro collaborator, pentecostal cult survivor). The songs on their forthcoming debut LP, "Leverage Models", follow deeply broken human and animal characters set in miniature and lost countries where corporate jargon, self-loathing, fear, and a handful of relationships based on sexual and financial subjugation grow limbs and faces and walk around glowing in hay-lofts at night. Leverage Models' music, however, privileges immediate pleasure, dancing, unhinged joy, and re-draws an alternate history of 'roots' music that ignores fashionable and canonized tastes. The live band, with a large latin percussion ensemble, horns, synthesizers, software, drum machines, and guitars, have been tearing themselves to pieces this spring in NYC in service of adrenalin and ecstasy, earning them some recent support slots for Medicine, Escort, Sinkane, AU, Octo Octa, Akron/Family, etc.

The debut Leverage Models LP/CD will be released by Hometapes Bear in Heaven, AU, Pattern is Movement, Matthew E. White) on Oct 1st, and features contributions from Sharon Van Etten and members of Yeasayer, M83, St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem, Sinkane, and others. The live band sculpts the warped shadows of bands like ABC, Scritti Politti, Hall & Oates, This Heat, The Associates, Happy Mondays, Japan, Usher, Robert Wyatt, A Certain Ratio, Material, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Durutti Column, Throbbing Gristle, The Glove, etc. into something unfamiliar, captivating, ecstatic, un-hinged and designed to move bodies. The release show will feature special guests TBA.
Test House
Test House
Test House is the New York City-based production duo of Peter Schuette (ex-Silk Flowers, Psychobuildings) and James Elliott (ex-Bear In Heaven, ex-School of Seven Bells). The duo blends classic House music with elements of '80s electro, German cosmic music, deep R&B, the film scores of Goblin and John Carpenter, Detroit Techno, and various strains of modern dance music. The resulting sound aims a dancefloor tractor beam at your ass while disrupting normal brain functions with blissed-out repetition and hypnotic melodies.
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/