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Fri, Feb 19


Elastic Arts

Good Willsmith Album Release Show ▲ ADT ▲ Potions

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Good Willsmith Album Release Show ▲ ADT ▲ Potions
Good Willsmith Album Release Show ▲ ADT ▲ Potions

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Feb 19, 2016, 9:00 PM

Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

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Good Willsmith Album Release Show ▲ ADT ▲ Potions @ Elastic Arts 9PM | $7 | Facebook Event

3) Good Willsmith NEW ALBUM - "Things Our Bodies Used To Have" - out 2/19 on Umor Rex Records “Things Our Bodies Used to Have”, documents a 36 minute session of structured improvisation, presented without overdubs, that sends the band’s dense multi-instrumental performances spiraling off into new trajectories through the noise, drone, and free music disciplines. Vocalist/synthesist Natalie Chami traces a complementary path to her solo work under the TALsounds moniker, building layers of choral loops in real time through effects pedal manipulation. Doug Kaplan and Maxwell Allison, who explore strange corners of the experimental underground as heads of the label Hausu Mountain, lock into a state of symbiosis with Chami and each other as they pour guitar, drum machine, and electronics into swelling arcs of textural detail. Good Willsmith piece together a uniquely hybridized vision of extreme music just as capable of confounding on a moment-to-moment scale as when taken in as a seamless whole. To listen to their sinuous live explorations is to follow the path of their seemingly telepathic communication from person to person, gesture by gesture, as they shift through discrete atmospheres and instrumental configurations in a mutual pursuit of overwhelming self-expression. 2) ADT ADT is a free-for-all exploration of electronics, free jazz, drone, krautrock, ambient, & whatever else you want to hear in it. ADT's rotating door cast features some of the city's brightest minds and biggest hearts. 1) Potions Spend any time at DIY house parties or experimental shows in the Chicago underground scene and you will come to know the music of multi-instrumentalist Tom Owens. His solo jams as Potions, conveyed from a complex system of synths, samplers, and drum machines, have sparked innumerable room-shaking grooves, sending even the normies present to confer with their gyrating bros about how "This is really weird, but I like it." Having studied jazz guitar in college, Owens restarted his musical practice to explore the possibilities of electronic composition - while releasing his own music and his friends' work through his tape label Pretty All Right. Despite their humble terrestrial origins, the sessions that constitute Light and Dark embody a unique strain of analog performance that conjures a vibe closer to space age lounge music than any sub-genre of contemporary dance.

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