Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 8:00 PM
3 years ago
Mi Ami, Inca Ore, Jozef Van Wissem, DJ Tristes Tropiques -ALL AGES
anaphylactic and the LAB presents:
Jozef Van Wissem
DJ Tristes Tropiques
@ THE LAB, 2948 16th Street, SF. 8-12PM
ALL AGES, $5.
DJ TRISTES TROPIQUES
-from SF Weekly's "DJ of the Week"
Here at SF Weekly, we place a high value on San Francisco's humble DJ tastemakers. But we also place high honors on music geeks whose sense of humor (and Jay McInerney appreciation) is as evident as their vinyl instinct. All this makes post-punk/disco/no wave/krautrock/etc/etc/etc DJ Tristes Tropiques a fun dude to do a Q&A with. His setlists are as inspired by filmmakers as they are by obscure bargain bin finds--and occasionally those affinities will collide, like when he spins stuff by Jim Jarmusch's old band (as if Jarmusch needed to be any cooler).
By Jennifer Maerz in Q&A
JOZEF VAN WISSEM
Composer-lute player Jozef Van Wissem is renowned for his unusual approach of the Renaissance and Baroque lute. He cuts and pastes classical pieces, reverses melodies, adds electronics and processed field recordings made at airport lounges and train stations. The unusual wedlock of composition and improvisation creates an unheard amalgam of contemporary folk and late Renaissance music.
We are thrilled to welcome Eva Saelens' project Inca Ore. This mystery sound draws heavily on the more other-worldly aspects of dancehall/dub traditions; vaults across post-punk treads laid down by Vinnie Reilly and appears to land somewhere in a 4AD shrouded noise territory. A rare and special treat to be caught in a gallery setting.
"Their Thrill Jockey debut is a brand new 12” called Cut Men and features two new tracks. Recorded at Lucky Cat Studios (where they also did Watersports) with Trans Am’s Phil Manley, both songs were tracked in a single day and mixed the next. The A-side was recorded live with only vocal overdubs. The recording captures the energy and tension of a live performance with stunning clarity. The B-side is a dub. It’s a heavy, deep, and oblique re-visioning of the A-side that began as a version but transformed into a song of unique character and energy. Recorded as an extended take, “Out at Night” was later manipulated with slight edits and further dub mixing."