Friday, August 31, 2012
The Delirious Insomniac 5th Annual Live Event has been set into motion.
Celebrating the 5th year of The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, Arvo has put together yet another live event with a line up of some of his favorite artists to reflect an extension of his radio show, on into the context of a performance venue. Surprises can be expected to occur. The first 5 paying customers will receive a copy of the CD compilation "Delirious Music For Delirious People", and the event is free for those who RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Delirious Insomniac Live Event 9.22" i
n the subject header, along with their name.
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MICHAEL ESPOSITO & VERTONEN
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Sun Splitter ostensibly write doom metal tracks in a practice space that used to be a slaughter house. When they first started out, they seemed to only find solace within Chicago's experimental scene, being somewhat alienated in the metal scene, from what I understand, because they use a drum machine instead of a live drummer. Since then, they've gone from releasing their curiously catchy and dynamic dread on CDRs in hand made tins with numerous hand screened and cryptic circular inserts to incorporating vocals, melodic elements, and other surprisingly fitting but undeniably obtuse compositional approaches into their style, not to mention graduating to dazzling vinyl releases on Bloodlust! and Bastard Sloth.
Michael Esposito & Vertonen
Michael Esposito is a paranormal researcher and experimental sound artist who molds his compositions around the axis of electronic voice phenomena, or otherwise "ghost voices". His work is anchored in, and influenced by the anamolies that come from various field recordings, often in terribly haunted locations, and his work reflects that. His somewhat rare solo recordings put a strong emphasis on directional acoustics, space and echo. They come off as more of an imprint that exists in itself rather than a composition. Esposito has worked with Leif Elggren, CM Von Haussworff, Brent Gutzeit, Francisco Meirino, and Per Svensson, among many others.
Vertonen ("set to music") is the nome de plume of Blake Edwards, a Chicago English teacher, Crippled Intellect Productions label owner, and member of Chicago metal band Anatomy of Habit. His experience is comprised of nearly two decades of work, most recently focusing on heavily processed field recordings of factory machines, Russian synthesizers, and shortwave radios. He has been released on such labels as Ground Fault, Roccoco, SNSE, and Power Silence.
Active in Chicago since 2001, Zelienople "mixes ghostly song structures with ambient drones", and has been referred to lovingly in such capacities as post rock, space rock, shoe gaze, or otherwise "drone survivors". Needless to say they have crafted a sound of their own and are known to pioneer new territory on each recording. They have done music for films and have been released on Type and Digitalis, among others.
Alejandro Morales is perhaps best known as the drummer of the punk band RUNNING, or one half of the drum/electronics duo PISS PISS PISS MOAN MOAN MOAN. For his solo project, "Phallus Morales", he performs magic with what seems like "lo fi" or largely low budget, (circuit bent?) consumer electronics and pedals. Synth drones permeate delicate, gritty interweaving loops that cascade and ascend, forcing the listener into some kind of rhythmic malt liquor trance.
EaViL is largely unknown, perhaps partly due to their highly concentrated concept of performance, and sparse inclination to exhibit it. The project is a duo of one writer and videographer, where costumes, concepts, and subject matter tightly overlap. It's a body of work that is cut from the cloth of dark wave / synth pop / minimal wave, noise at times bordering on early TG mannerisms, and more than a little of their own brand of makeshift Prince. EaViL has opened for Glass Candy, and at one time were both members of the defunct Chicago band The Electric Set. They have performed at Version 06 & 07, Select Media 05, and Artec Festivals, as well as Chic-Go-Go, and this show will be their first performance in at least 3 years.
1035 N. Western Ave
Chicago ILL, 60622