The Thick of It.

S.F. peeps: a quick, last-minute scream that we’ll be running the second IXMAE SF show tonight at Poleng Lounge. The food is massive, the music will be lovely, and they have a drink there called Monkey Love Juice. No excuses.

This latest incarnation of the Ixmae Soundscape Performance Series features prodigal cellist Zoë Keating, Trespassers William’s Matt Brown (aka Disinterested), Japan’s Lullatone, and local acoustic-maestros RF+Lili De La Mora.

Please note that the music actually starts at 10:00 PM. I’ll be there running merch; feel free to stick your head in and say Hi.




The Underground is in the Living Room

Call it what you like: experimental post-ambient, electro-acoustic, or electronic art-pop, the music that is currently being created by the living-room instrumentalist is anything but noisy, cold or inaccessible. Electronic music has grown up and gone through many rebirths in the past sixty years. It has long moved beyond the singularly conceptual and theoretical and has now merged with the human psyche to bring forth a heartfelt, evocative, and highly emotional art-form. Composing songs and albums often with only a laptop, a suite of innovative software, and an eclectic mix of instruments, a new genre has emerged from these unconventional studios around the world. Gusting out of the underground and the living room, it serves as a soundtrack to our modern lives.

The artists presented at IXMAE are a selection of composers that demonstrate the (mostly) calm, (sometimes) optimistic, and (always) wondrous aspects of this new form of experimental music.

IXMAE is a music resource created and run by the folks at Dynamophone. Our aim is to help people find new and interesting beautiful music. People usually find out about new music from friends, who found out from another friend, who may have read about it somewhere in the teeming mass of magazines and websites out there. We’d like to shorten that step by offering you the nod to good music all in one place.

NB: Tomorrow night is Halou at the Independent. I’ll also be stuck behind the CDs and shirts; do come over and share a drink and a story.

8 Responses to “The Thick of It.”

  1. thistlelurid Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    hurray! I'll see you guys there!

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    That's just MEAN!

  3. thistlelurid Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    watch that store door, mon frère …… I have luggage the color of tiffany's boxes to collect……a girl has priorities!!!

  4. niddrie_edge Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Dammit! My first band/supergroop (well, my mate Rab and I in '75 hitting tin bins and stroking cassette racks with pencils)was to be called Nux Vomica after a wee poem I wrote called "..sweet nux vomica flame".
    We decided to name ourselves The Mad Hatters after Alex Harvey for some reason (Boston Tea Party).
    I shall surely check out these developments in the electroacoustic scene.

  5. niddrie_edge Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    heh heh!
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  6. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 10th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    This is simply magnificent.

  7. no_mans_land Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    <small>wish i could be there.
    poleng. <3</small>

  8. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 10th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    You were in our minds and hearts, of course. 'Specially when the tofu came out.

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