Blank Thomas (GUM TAPE RELEASE)
Larva Lu's Deep Tape (between sets)
The next Grownup Music release is upon us. This time around we have the honor of offering you Blank Thomas' new full length "Hoops Unlimited 2": two dystopian basketball inspired journeys performed entirely live by one of St Louis most prominent electronic gurus. To be released on this night on hand copied, hand numbered tapes adorned with a surprise that should guarantee a very special release.
Hoops Unlimited 2 travels through cacophony with remarkable charisma. Machinery explosions that suddenly tint melodic ideas offer immediate contrast– the body's energy protuberates as if trying to escape the skin with each alarming hit. With a myriad of rhythms, samples, instrumentation and evolutions, as well as a hefty album length runtime, HU2 successfully encompasses the seemingly unencompassable nature of Blank Thomas' core: Electronic music as scientific research, sonic experimentation as travel and sound clashes as a macabre orchestra.
Bring money to buy a tape from Blake, we assure you it'll become a very special part of your collection.
The hoopster himself. Blank Thomas' live setup evolves constantly but always centers around meticulously crafted samples. Equally as impressive as his vanguardist sound, Blank Thomas' innate drive allows him to shell out high quality pieces on a very regular basis. He is sure to be bringing the big guns for tonight's release, and I honestly can't wait to see what he has in store. In case you didn't read up there, he's releasing his new album Hoops Unlimited 2 (GUM003) on tape for this evening.
Smith has developed an important divide from the conventional concepts of tension and release in music. Layering becomes the harbinger of tension, with countless intricate sounds in an amalgam emerging from two samplers almost tormenting the mind. His release peeks out at points– hints of conventionalism give the brain a false sense of relaxation and keep the knees locked and ready.
A contemplative synth programmer, Wamhoda aims for grandiose rather than overpopulation. His sonical evolution throughout is based on minute change that is nonetheless assimilated by the attentive body. Warm but chilling pads expand and contract attacking one's balance and providing a landscape tinted in neon and violet.
Despite the chameleonic nature of Andy Lashier's brainchild, Demonlover seems to have settled into a groove and become the indisputable leading force in live electronic music in this city. An obsession with imperfections through the fickle nature of electronics and slightly disjointed rhythmic patterns topped by Andy's warm, wet and gooey ultra-processed vocals offers you to the night.
"Lol ooey gooey butter cake. Jj p siq 2 ya kno" - the chameleon
-Larva Lu: Deep Tape-
Larva will be providing musicalization before, between and after sets on this wonderful release night. Make sure to come ready to dance, whatever that might mean for you. Her tapes, and her altering of said tapes, and her ever changing palette of music are sure to attack you inside.
$5 at the door
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Blank Thomas (GUM TAPE RELEASE)